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TAIWAN FUN MAGAZINE, April 2004

Taipei House-- Spot-Taipei Film House


1925 Grade III Relic; previously the US Consulate.
18, Sec 2, ZhongShan N. Rd (Next to ZhongShan MRT Station)
(02) 2511-7786
Tickets: Non-members NT$220, Members NT$150

    This white two-storied building was patterned after the colonial period of the American South. It has a simple classical feeling and large courtyard, but still has a noble and elegant air. The building is a witness to the great changes in Taiwan, from World War II to the transfer of power from the Japanese to the Chinese Nationalists, and its function as residence of the American consul. After the severing of US-ROC diplomatic ties in 1979 the bulding was abandoned. Recently, the Taipei City Bureau of Cultural Affairs entrusted the building's care to the Taiwan Motion Picture Cultural Society, after which it has become a center for arts and culture. The first floor houses an Eslite bookstore which specializes in movies, and Cafe 25, which offers light snacks. The Taipei Spot Theater, housed in the renovated car park, seats 88 people and shows movies every day. The second floor has many lecture halls suitable for screenings and discussions. Other designs include rooms for exhibitions, 6th Avenue Lounge, media demonstrations, and office space.
 

 

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