The sun goes down and the films roll at 8PM, but here are some things to experience before you take a seat at Films at the Gate 2010:
- Walking Tours depart every night from the Chinatown Gate atÂ 6:00PM (45 min, THU-SUN 8/26-29) . Led by youth from the Asian Community Development Corporation, youâ€™ll get an in-depth look at Chinatown and its transformations over time, and youâ€™ll be connected to dynamic community workers who are working to preserve and revitalize this unique community. Details here.
- Thursday’s film (8/26) will be preceded by a lion dance at 7:45PM by Gund Kwok, the only Asian Women Lion & Dragon Dance Troupe in the United States.
- Fridayâ€™s film (8/27) will be preceded by a lion dance, aÂ demonstration class, and a Kung Fu demonstration from approximatelyÂ 7:15 PM to 7:45PM by theÂ Wah Lum Kung Fu Athletic Association.
- Saturday’s film (8/28) will be preceded by a Tai Chi demonstration from approximatelyÂ 7:15 PM to 7:45PM led by members of Bow Sim Mark Tai Chi Arts Association.
As always, we hope you’ll choose to eat in the neighborhood and support local businesses. Take out is welcome at the films.