What Is It?

The Bioscope Independent Cinema proudly bring you another edition of NoodleBox Cinema! Enjoy your box of noodles while watching the best of Anime and Kung Fu action on the big screen. 

This month's NoodleBox feature is Kung Pow! Enter The Fist. Writer, director, and star Steve Oedekerk lampoons the martial arts genre with this action spoof that digitally mixes new scenes with poorly dubbed footage from the vintage 1976 film Savage Killers. Originally titled "The Dubbed Action Movie," this ridiculous parody saw its release delayed several times, finally reaching theaters two years after it was shot.

Don't miss the Bioscope's screening of this hilarious tongue-in-cheek film.

When Is It?

Friday, 20 September 2019 at 20:00.

Where Is It?

The Bioscope Independent Cinema, 286 Fox Street, City and Suburban, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R60 per person without noodles, or R80 per person with your choice of noodles - beef, chicken or vegetable flavour. 

Book your tickets here.

For More Information

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Straight from the birthplace of Kung Fu, Shaolin Monks, who reside at the Shaolin Temple in China’s Henan province, returns to our city to demonstrate their authentic martial arts expertise in an awe-inspiring performance!

Check out the video below to get a sneak peek into what to expect at this jaw-dropping show!

What Is It?

SHAOLIN is the ultimate display of theatre and physical prowess. They wow audiences with incredible “superhuman” feats, which combine traditional Shaolin Kung Fu and perfect choreography, along with dramatic lighting and sound that evokes the spirit of their traditions. The Shaolin Monks will take audiences on a daring journey through the mystical history of this ancient martial art, and demonstrate the beautiful movements of Chi Gong and Tai Chi with spectacular weapons and combat demonstrations.

These are the very best Shaolin Kung Fu experts and they have come together to create a show that will eclipse previous performances! Telling the history, philosophy, and story of the Shaolin Monks in an authentic and spectacular performance, SHAOLIN will vividly illustrate the rarely-seen Kung Fu masters’ feats of agility strength and skill, using Buddhist Meditation and rigorous martial arts training.

The Shaolin Monks will be lifted on sharpened spears, break marble slabs and bricks with their heads, perform handstands on two finger tips, splinter wooden staves with their bodies, and fly through the air in a series of incredible back flips. An extravaganza, with impressive backdrops, dramatic music, and stunning production, SHAOLIN will combine the rich vocabulary of the Chinese theatre, the traditional iconography of oriental Buddhism, and the technical sophistication of the contemporary music arena. But, at the heart of it all, is the awe-inspiring skills of the monks themselves.

This is a thrilling show that has to be seen to be believed!


When Is It?

This limited two-week season will take place from Tuesday, 28 June 2016 to Sunday, 10 July 2016.

Where Is It?

The Teatro at Montecasino, corner William Nicol Drive and Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R395 and R565 per person during peak times, and between R285 and R450 per person during off peak times.

Peak times: Friday, Saturday evening, and Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
Off peak times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evening.

Tickets are now on sale, and are available at www.bigconcerts.co.za and Computicket.

For More Information

For more information about SHAOLIN or Big Concerts and their upcoming shows, visit their website on www.bigconcerts.co.za, or call (011) 759 7215.

Also, check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Let's Get The Party Started!

Let's eat, be merry and have nothing but a fun time with everyone celebrating the Chinese New Years. We are keen to join in this year, so to spare ourselves FOMO we are making sure that we at least one of these. We cannot resist the charms of dragon dancing, fireworks, lanterns and of course, some mouthwatering foods. For all those reasons, we are going! The Chinese New Years is also called chunjie (春节), or the Spring Festival. To find out where to celebrate the day check these events out:

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Date: Saturday, 16 February 2019 at 17:30.

Where: Fisherman's Plate 真味海鮮, 18 Derrick Avenue Cyrildene, Bruma, Johannesburg.

You are kindly invited to feast and enjoy the beautiful celebrations. We can never say no to food, yep there is going to be plenty to eat. We hope your stomachs are read! If you are vegetarian never fear because they promise to give you amazing vegetarian food that will leave you begging for seconds. So, come indulge in some tasty soups, spring rolls, deep fried soya prawns, grilled soya ham, vegetarian curry, kung pao mushroom and so plenty more to indulge in. Visit this Facebook page for more information.

Chinese New Year Celebrations

UJCI Chinese Spring Festival

Date: Friday, 01 February 2019 at 15:00 - 18:00.

Where: 09 Molesey Avenue, Auckland Park, Johannesburg.

You are cordially invited by the University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute (UJCI) and Chinese Embassy to attend their Chinese Spring Festival to celebrate the Spring Festival. In 2019 the first day of the Lunar New Year will be on Tuesday, 05 February 2019. For more information be sure to contact Ms. Yan Chen on [email protected] or call 011 559 7500 or simply visit this Facebook page for more information.

Chinese New Year Festival 2019 at Nan Hua Temple

Date: Sunday, 10 February 2019 from 10:00 – 15:00.

Where: Nan Hua Temple, 27 Nan Hua Road, Cultura Park, Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng.

Make sure you join in at the Nan Hua Temple for the spectacular Chinese New Year celebrations. This is the perfect place for you to come enjoy and celebrate the day because they will be hosting a series of traditional events that can be enjoyed by all. Other than all the fun and exciting ceremonies during the day, you can explore the temple and take in all the stunning architecture, surroundings and peace. Visit here!

The schedule for the day is as follows:

Chinese New Year Festival 2019 at Nan Hua Temple

Chinese New Year in Cyrildene

Date: Saturday, 16 February 2019.

Where: Derrick Avenue, Cyrildene, Johannesburg.

Why don't you and a group of friends join in at Cyrildene, which is Joburg's biggest Chinatown and they will be celebrating Chinese New Year. The event is said to be joyful, exuberating and filled with colourful display and we want to be part of it all. Derrick Avenue will also be filled with streetside food stalls and Cyrildene's many restaurants all offering special festive menus. There also will be a long parade begins to wind its way up the street, led by a colourful Chinese lion who will be followed by dancers in traditional costume and a long, dancing Chinese dragon. And of course, there will be fireworks see you there!

These are some of the best of the many venues on Derrick Avenue:

Chinese New Year in First Chinatown

Date: Saturday, 23 February 2019.

Where: First Chinatown - Commissioner Street, Corner Commissioner Street and Mcingana Street, Ferreirasdorp, City Centre, Johannesburg.

Joburg's First Chinatown on Commissioner Street celebrates Chinese New Year on Saturday February 23 with a massive fireworks display, tons of street food stalls and plenty of traditional entertainment. The arrival of the Year of the Pig will be welcomed with dancing Chinese dragons and lions, Chinese drumming and singing and Kung Fu and Tai Chi displays.

Chinese New Year

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