Chinatown Pop Up Movie Club

Chinatown Pop Up Movie Club is an event series that shares knowledge about Chinese culture through cinema, while showcasing unique spaces in Calgary’s Chinatown. We want you to come visit Chinatown, have fun, make memories and feel a sense of belonging.We are entirely volunteer run and rely on funders and donations to keep screenings free to the public! If you would like to help us host future screenings and events, click the donate button below. Thank you for your support!



TIME: Doors open 6:00PM | Screening begins 6:30PM
LOCATION: Malaysian Singaporean and Bruneian Community Association (MSBCA)
ADDRESS: 114 3 Avenue Southwest, #301 (Upstairs)
TICKETS: FREE (with registration)
$15 BBQ Rice Box available for pre-order
Snacks and beverages are also available for purchase

We are excited to host a FREE screening of the classic 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs. Due to limited seating, you must register for tickets. You also have the option to pre-order a BBQ rice box from Something More (安樂烧腊店) located downstairs, which will be delivered directly upstairs to the screening venue and available for pickup at 6pm.Special thanks to Calgary Foundation for funding this event through their Stepping Stones program.ABOUT THE VENUE:The Malaysian Singaporean Bruneian Community Association (MSBCA) was established in 1989 and is an inclusive non-profit organization dedicated to fostering kinship amongst residents with heritage from Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei. Their clubhouse is located in Chinatown where they host dance classes, qi gong classes and cooking classes! For more information, go to: msbca.caIMPORTANT TO NOTE:- This film is rated R, viewer discretion is advised.
- This film is in Cantonese and will display English subtitles - bring your glasses!
- This building is accessible by stairs only, with no elevator available. Please note that you will have to go up 2 flights of stairs.
- In classic HK fashion, you will be eating the rice box at your seats, but we will be providing tables in the back if you are unable to.
- There are no refunds on pre-purchased BBQ rice boxes, and we can not offer substitutions or accommodate dietary restrictions. There will be other snacks and beverages available for purchase.

2002 | 101 min. | Directed by Andrew Lau Wai-Keung & Alan Mak | Hong Kong | Cantonese w/ English Subtitles | Rated RTwo of Hong Kong cinema’s most iconic leading men, Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Andy Lau Tak-wah, face off in the breathtaking thriller that revitalized the city-state’s twenty-first-century film industry, launched a blockbuster franchise, and inspired Martin Scorsese’s The Departed. The setup is diabolical in its simplicity: two undercover moles—a police officer (Leung) assigned to infiltrate a ruthless triad by posing as a gangster, and a gangster (Lau) who becomes a police officer in order to serve as a spy for the underworld—find themselves locked in a deadly game of cat and mouse, each racing against time to unmask the other. As the shifting loyalties, murky moral compromises, and deadly betrayals mount, Infernal Affairs raises haunting questions about what it means to live a double life, lost in a labyrinth of conflicting identities and allegiances.- Criterion Collection


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We are a team of volunteers from all different backgrounds, that came together through our love of Calgary's Chinatown and movies that speak to the Chinese diaspora community. The team consists of:Vicki Chau, Alice Lam, Lyndi Woo, Wilson Wong


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