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SPOT-Taipei(Taipei Film House)

Open today: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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 July 24, 2018
Hong Kong, China
Great for indepdent cinema in Taipei

We watched an independent film here, tickets cost NTD200 and can be purchased on the spot. It's... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2017
Karen D
Mumbai, India
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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...more
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No.18, Section 2, Zhongshan North Road, Zhongshan Dist, Taipei 104, Taiwan
+886 2 2511 7786
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

SPOT Taipei resembles a pre-civil war Southern mansion., It's been a US consulate and a residence for a number of US ambassadors . Now it's a film house, showing art house movies which may not be seen otherwise in Taipei.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed July 24, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed April 16, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed December 7, 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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Karen D
Reviewed December 4, 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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank HamsterFamily
Reviewed October 24, 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

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed May 12, 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

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank GuatadeLapis
Reviewed January 18, 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

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank LHsiang
Reviewed November 27, 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

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank hungryvickie
Reviewed November 8, 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

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Vera C
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