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Open-air fest a kick for kung-fu fans

Films at the Gate is screening free movies in Chinatown from Thursday through Aug. 29. Films at the Gate is screening free movies in Chinatown from Thursday through Aug. 29. (Jeremy Brown)
By Taylor Adams
Globe Correspondent / August 22, 2010

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In Boston’s Chinatown in the ’80s, the three neighborhood theaters were not so much moviehouses as community centers. It was common for a low din of voices to join the sounds of epic kung-fu battles that were inevitably part of any action picture being churned out by the Chinese film industry. Films starring Jackie Chan were so popular that spectators ... (Full article: 550 words)

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