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Tuesday Jing鈥檃n is a potted history of Shanghai. Century-old villas, well-pre- 29 May served traditional shikumen neighborhoods with high walls and stone gates, and renovated factories all have a story to tell. 2018 Glitzy retail malls, charming boutiques and annual music and arts events give C the district a distinctive ambience and ever-growing opportunities. In this series, we explore some of the landmarks that have come to charac- terize the district鈥檚 culture and history. JING鈥橝N The Majestic Theater, one of the oldest theaters in Shanghai and the first in the city to screen Western films, reopened to the public in 2016 after a massive renovation. 鈥?Jiang Xiaowei Drama festival reigns majestic in a renovated art-deco theater Scan on WeChat to have Li Qian The Majestic Theater, built in 1941 鈥淥rdinary World,鈥?adapted from the award-winning novel real-time update of what鈥檚 in the art deco style, is one of the of the same name, opened this year鈥檚 Modern Drama happening in the district. Modern Drama Valley, the oldest theaters in Shanghai and was Valley in Jing鈥檃n. (Chinese only) annual theatrical festival the first in the city to screen Western held in Jing鈥檃n, kicked off films. It underwent massive renova- Majestic Theater at the historic Majestic tion beginning in 2010 and reopened Address: 66 Jiangn- Theater on May 5. to the public in April 2016. ing Rd Renown: one of the Opening this year鈥檚 festival was Designer Zhang Ming managed to oldest theaters in 鈥淥rdinary World,鈥?adapted from the find old drawings from the Shang- Shanghai and the first award-winning novel of the same hai Urban Construction Archives in the city to screen name that portrays the lives and when she was assigned to restore Western films. struggles of people in rural Shaanxi the original look of the theater. Current function: Province in the 1970s and 1980s. cinema and theater The floors were repaved with Huge millstones, dirt mountain terrazzo made by traditional crafts- passes and cave houses carved into men. The copper door handles were cliffs 鈥?common sights in rural repaired, and handrails on the sec- Shaanxi 鈥?form the stage back- ond floor were redone in paint made drop. The performers speak in some in France. The theater marquees, in Shaanxi dialects, adding local flavor red, were inlaid in glass. and rustic charm to the drama. 鈥淗istorical buildings are the city鈥檚 The choice of the opening work memories,鈥?Zhang said. 鈥淲e have may appear strange to some people, to restore the original look and at representing as it does a world far the same time highlight distinctive removed from the buzzing modern features.鈥? metropolis of Shanghai. How did that happen? The old blends with the new. The theater is equipped with the latest Li Xuan, director of the Shaanxi technologies, including a digital People鈥檚 Art Theater that produced monitoring system. Seating was the drama, said it reflects Shanghai鈥檚 scaled back from 1,328 to 1,261 to spirit of openness, inclusiveness make room for a new ventilation and great theatrical ambience. system. 鈥淚 was worried whether we could The theater was one of the back- resonate with Shanghai audiences,鈥? drops used by acclaimed Taiwan she said. 鈥淏ut then someone told me director Ang Lee in his 2007 film that our culture shares so many of 鈥淟ust, Caution,鈥?which was adapted the same roots as Shanghai, and from the 1979 novel of the same name that really touched me.鈥? by Chinese author Eileen Chang.