China’s COVID-19 restrictions hit historic Beijing theater | entertainment

BEIJING (AP) — Performances at one of Beijing’s oldest and most prestigious theaters have been suspended amid a fresh wave of shop and restaurant closures in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the Chinese capital.

The Jixiang Theater in downtown Wangfujing’s shopping district was originally built in 1906 and recently moved to its current location on the 8th floor of a mall that also houses shops and a fast food restaurant. It is famous for performances of Peking Opera and other traditional art forms.

Performances were scheduled to resume on November 27, but such reopening dates were frequently extended.

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