Beijing Red Theatre

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No.44 Xing Fu Da Jie , Beijing, China

Beijing Red Theatre Reviews

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Dead Red - You can't miss it! Nov 13, 2013
The building, a steel structure that looks like scaffolding in the daytime, is completely ablaze in red light at night. The color red in China signifies prosperity, good fortune, & joy. Formerly known as the Chongwen Workers Cultural Palace, the Beijing Red Theatre is home to a twice nightly performance of the Legend Kung Fu Show (see my review - I wouldn't call the decor inside any more inspiring than the outside, but fitting for the venue in what it offers I suppose and quite red inside as well. There are two floors, for upper and lower level seating. In the lower lobby area area there is a boy meditating for tourists to gawk at and take photos. He remains perfectly still and seems almost a statue except his eyes blink. Overall, the exterior and interior can only be best described as gaudy I guess, meaning 'extravagantly bright or showy, typically so as to be tasteless'.

I was not able to find any information on this building under its former name, when it was built or the architectural design in idea. Apparently there was some major renovation here to improve the stage, but little info is available on that either or when it happened. If I run across anything in these regards I will update this review. If anybody knows such information then let me know. I decided to make this separate review from the Legend of Kung Fu show because it would have been too much to include in one review and didn't want to detract from what I wanted to say about the show. Consider this one an accessory review to say a little something about the building and its interior.
Beijing Red Theatre
Legend of Kung Fu billboard
Meditation I
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spocklogic says:
Gives people something to do before the show starts...
Posted on: Dec 20, 2013
rsvpme says:
Rather like the amusing young lad...concept.
Posted on: Dec 19, 2013
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