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The SPOT-Taipei Film House occupies a western-style building that once served as the residence of the U.S. ambassador. Designated as a grade three historic site in 1997, the white two-story residence is currently managed by the Taiwan Film and Culture Association. The 88-seat cinema at SPOT screens independent art-house films from around the world. Visitors can also enjoy an espresso in the tree-shaded courtyard of the C25 Coffee Shop, taste fine wines at the Sixth Avenue lounge, or browse cinema and city titles at Eslite Bookstore.


Art and Cultural Centers Public Art
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No.18, Sec. 2, Jhongshan N. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Mon.-Sun 11:00~24:00

Services & Facilities

  • Accessibility for the Disabled
  • Dinning
  • Shopping
  • Toilets
  • Lost and found
  • Broadcast Service


Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Zhongshan

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Shuanglian

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Taipei Main Station

BL Bannan Line Shandao Temple


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  1. 0 Terrible
  2. 1 Poor
  3. 15 Average
  4. 44 Very good
  5. 25 Excellent

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  1. 8 Families
  2. 9 Couples
  3. 25 Solo
  4. 1 Business
  5. 17 Friends
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Old US consulate comes to life


    SPOT Taipei is a very popuar place to hang out for TaIpei's intelligencia. It has great cafes and films to watch. It was constructed in the Japanese colonial period (1895-1945) in the style of a southern US antebellum mansion. It acted as both a US consulate and after as the US ambassador's residence. This role ceased when the US recognised Beijing in 1979.
  • uaedison

    Hong Kong, China

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    Spot cafe


    Serene and elegant place. Lovely to be alone and enjoy the sun light through the trees! After the dessert. Don't forget to visit the shop. I found some beautiful book covers there
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    Antebellum mansion has a colourful past


    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.
  • ayAroundTheWorld

    Hong Kong, China

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    Art house films


    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 modern venues. The Huashan branch of Spot is newer and has 2 auditorium with better facilities. I usually go when there are films of interest to me which are not screened elsewhere in Taipei.
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    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 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. Among them was Curtis Smith, a Canadian expatriate with an interest in conservation. SPOT-Taipei shows art house films that commercial theatres ignore. It also has a cafe.

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