We are in for some major movie treats this week as two highly anticipated films show in Chinese cinemas. So, grab an ice-cream, a cold soda, a carton of popcorn and cool down in your local cinema with one (or both) of these blockbuster movies.
The Lion King
Premieres this Friday 本周五上映
Image courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures 图片来自Walt Disney Pictures
Our beloved Simba is back and this time in a live-action remake of arguably one of Disney’s most iconic films to date. Best of all, it’s being released in China (July 12) a whole week before the USA (July 19).
In case you just arrived on planet earth yesterday, The Lion King is the story of young Simba who idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother — and former heir to the throne — has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
The White Storm 2: Drug Lords
Now Showing 正在热映
Image courtesy of Infinitus Entertainment 图片来自Infinitus Entertainment
In case you’re looking for something a little more action-packed and don’t mind reading subtitles then this Hong Kong action film will be right up your street. It has already beaten Spider-Man: Far From Home in the China box office and continues to be a huge hit.
Former gang member Yu Shin-Tin turned businessman and philanthropist is a on a mission to take down Hong Kong’s most powerful drug lord. After losing his father to drug addiction, no price is too big as he offers a $100 million bounty for his head.
Cantonese with dual Simplified Chinese/English subtitles.
How can I book tickets?
It’s certain that tickets for The Lion King will go quickly so it’s imperative to book ahead.
All you need to do to get started is open the Sherpa’s app and look for the ‘Movie Tickets’ banner, find the movie you want to see, choose the cinema, select the seats and then pay!
After purchasing through the Sherpa’s App you’ll receive a booking number or QR Code, just find one of the self-service kiosks in the cinema and print your tickets!
Make sure you have the latest version of the Sherpa’s App and just look for the banner. So, no need to worry about the rainy days or extreme heat, whether you decide to stay in and enjoy your favourite restaurant or go out and catch a movie, we got you!