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SPOT-Taipei(Taipei Film House)

No.18, Section 2, Zhongshan North Road, Zhongshan Dist, Taipei 104, Taiwan
+886 2 2511 7786
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Art house films

This historic former residence of the American consulate turned art house cinema screens art house... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A Y
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Hong Kong, China
Uncle Sam's base now a movie theatre

SPOT-Taipei was opened in 1926 when Japan ruled Taiwan and served as the US consulate for many... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Jeffry B
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Melbourne, Australia
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A quaint garden long deserted has been renovated with the goal of revitalizing the historic site and become the place where dreams come true.Taiwan Film & Culture Association defines the core value of the Taipei Film House as "a site combining the quaint charm of a historic site and cinematography and providing a locus for creative interactions" It is hoped that this place will serve as a watering hole for local creative artists, a place where creativity takes flight. Interdisciplinary ideas may be exchanged through diverse activities including film festivals, seminars, and workshops, in order to inspire more creative thinking. It is highly expected that a brand new look may emerge through the integration of the historic site and cinematography, fusing the historical significance therein with visual arts, and thus broaden our cultural field of view and cultivate a profound sense of culture.
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  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
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No.18, Section 2, Zhongshan North Road, Zhongshan Dist, Taipei 104, Taiwan
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+886 2 2511 7786
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This historic former residence of the American consulate turned art house cinema screens art house films. There are a small shop and a cafe plus some exhibition area upstairs. The cinema auditorium has been renovated but facilities are not as good as those in more...More

Thank A Y
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

SPOT-Taipei was opened in 1926 when Japan ruled Taiwan and served as the US consulate for many years. It is a handsome building. It was saved from the wreckers by a coalition of civic activists who did not wish to see this historic building vanish....More

Thank Jeffry B
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We watched an independent film here, tickets cost NTD200 and can be purchased on the spot. It's located in an old building with a lovely courtyard. It's an independent cinema hall with about 50 seats so arrive 15 minutes before your film. We didn't go...More

Thank Karen D
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

SPOT is a nice place to catch some art-house titles. The historic site adds some charm to the experience, versus the usual movie-at-the-mall outing. They have a newer outlet at Huashan 1914, which has an equally charming vibe, albeit more hipster and less historical.

Thank HamsterFamily
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

SPOT-Taipei Film House was once the American Consulate. It was saved from destruction by a number of civic ac tivisgts, including Canadian expatriate Curtis Smith. This fine building was completely restored and now serves as a refuge and haven for film lovers. It's in Chung...More

Thank Jeffry B
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Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Haven't been to a movie here yet (they show more serious international films rather than mindless Hollywood - type productions), but we did enjoy an hour or more relaxing here over a cold drink. You can sit inside or in the garden. Believe this place...More

Thank GuatadeLapis
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

After a raining Sunday, it was great to see a bit sunshine during the lunch time. Passed the SPOT when the sun comes out, I decided to walk-in to sit in the garden to have a coffee. Be honest, it was a great place to...More

Thank LHsiang
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Reviewed 28 November 2015

Located in the Zhongshan District, this is a special place where you can experience Taipei's art and indie culture. Inside the historical building, there is an art gallery and a tiny store with many unique, interesting books and items (mostly art, film, or music-related). There...More

Thank hungryvickie
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Reviewed 8 November 2015

The only place I went to in this SPOT is the shop. I liked it, because of the variety of 'Taiwanese products' and DVDs/CDs. It's a nice walk through. I see that there is a cinema and a cafe as well. It did not attracted...More

Thank Vera C
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Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

The cafe and cinema are nice. While the whole site area is too small. If more variety of activities can be provided , more people will be attracted.

Thank nedveddenise
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