Now, I've never been to this cinema in Macau and can't say whether or not the interior scenes were really filmed there, but I will err on the side of yes because until the 90's the cinema had a large 1000 seat auditorium with a balcony - just like in the film. My other argument is from a logistical point of view - why take a crew out to Macau and film an exterior when you can do the interior at the same time. If anyone can confirm the interior scenes are real and not a sound stage it would be much appreciated.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story - Jason Scott Lee (1993) - Cineteatro, Macau
Having returned from Thailand (a.k.a Ma On Shan), The Big Boss premiere is being shown a local cinema. In reality, The Big Boss premiere took place at the Grand Ocean Cinema in Tsim Sha Tsui (still around but in a much reduced form). In our film the cinema used is the Cineteatro on Rua de Santa Clara in Macau.