Films at the Gate

Thank you to everyone who attended our 11th annual Films at the Gate! This event would not have been possible without the hard work of our high school volunteers, and the generous support of our sponsors and community partners. 

enjoying the film crowd enjoying martial arts performance 

volunteers running the popcorn machine talking about Parcel 12 planning

See more photos here!

Every summer, Chinatown Park beside Boston’s Chinatown Gate becomes a FREE, outdoor theater, showing kung fu and classic Chinese-language films under the stars. 

Started in 2006 as just a small event in an empty Chinatown lot, Films at the Gate has grown to become the one of the largest public gathering for arts in Chinatown. Now, more than 600 community members attend our annual event.

The goals of Films at the Gate are to:

  • increase awareness of ACDC's community development activities and programs;
  • improve awareness of Boston's Chinatown as a site of cultural activity;
  • restore a tradition of shared, public experience of Chinese-language films in Chinatown; and
  • provide temporary community use of Chinatown's underutilized spaces draw foot-traffic to neighborhood restaurants and make downtown Boston a destination beyond the working hours.

Series Curator: Jean Lukitsh

Founders: Boston Street Lab; Jean Lukitsh; Asian Community Development Corporation

Click here to learn how to SPONSOR Films at the Gate.

View photos from previous years.


2016 Sponsors