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The team behind Le Passage Mohkan Shan, a French-style luxury country house hotel and restaurant situated a 2.5 hour drive from Shanghai in China, is delighted to unveil its newest chic Moganshan destination – The Old Cinema Restaurant Bar & Terrace. Located at the peak of the scenic bamboo-covered mountain, The Old Cinema Restaurant Bar & Terrace transforms a heritage stone movie house dating from the 1970s.

The Old Cinema Restaurant Bar & Terrace is a relaxed space to dine and lounge in style in the original mountaintop enclave popularized by vacationing Shanghai elites in the 1930s. The menu focuses on French bistro classics and light snacks.

Homemade gourmet pizzas are a specialty, including the signature Bamboo and chicken pizza using seasonal organic bamboo freshly harvested from the Moganshan forests. Guests can also order pizzas for delivery to anywhere on the mountain. French rotisserie chicken, salads, homemade sausages and terrines, and a cold cut and cheese platter are other specialties on the menu. Desserts include tiramisu, mango misu and Le Passage’s famous homemade ice cream using fresh milk imported from France.

A sophisticated drinks menu includes wines by the glass or bottle, local and international beers, plus a selection of expertly mixed cocktails. Sipping a Margarita or a specially-crafted French-inspired cocktail by Grand Marnier in the lounge bar or on the mountain-view terrace rooftop is a spectacular new Moganshan experience. Redball Grand Marnier glasses and ice cubes will become a feature of the summer at Moganshan, with the cocktails being featured up and down the mountain.

The Old Cinema Restaurant Bar & Terrace is housed in a stone building dating from the 1970s. It occupies the high-ceilinged space that was originally the lobby area of a movie cinema. Interiors incorporate original features, including exposed stone walls and patterned terrazzo floors. Huge Colorful cartoon portraits and art-deco inspired paintings on the walls create an atmosphere that harks back to the golden age of cinema. The restaurant seats 120 guests in the main dining room, with an open kitchen, plus 100 on the rooftop terrace.