Taiwanese cinema is rooted in the country's unique and complicated history. Cinema developed outside of the Hong Kong mainstream and the censorship of the People's Republic of China. Ang Lee's Eat Drink Man Woman is one of Taiwan's best known films.
Spot - Taipei Film House- This art centre used to function as the residence of the U.S. Ambassador. It now holds independent screenings and has cafes and restaurants. The book store offers difficult to find and independent films on DVD.
Open: Tues-Sun, 11AM - 10PM
Address: Zhongshan North Rd, Sec. 2
MRT Station: Zhongshan on the Danshui line
Tel: + 02-2511-7786
Address: Taipei, Taiwan 10, Chengdu Road, Wanhua, Taipei 108 Taiwan
Address: 88, ChengDu Rd., Taipei Taiwan
Address: 200, Roosevelt Rd. Sec. 4, Taipei Taiwan
Address: 219, Chang An E. Rd. Sec. 2, 2F, Taipei Taiwan
Address: 52, OMei St., Taipei Taiwan
Address: 289, ZhongZheng (ChungCheng) Rd., Taipei Taiwan
Address: 83, WuChang St. Sec. 2, Taipei Taiwan
Address: 176, ChangChun Rd., Taipei Taiwan
Spring Cinema Galaxy
Address: 52, HanZhong Rd Hsimenting, 10-11F, Taipei Taiwan
Address: 18, SungShou Rd., Taipei Taiwan
Cinemark Core Pacific
Address: Blf, No. 138 Sec. 4 Bade Rd. Taipei, 105 R.O.C. Taiwan
Blue Note- One of Taipei's top venues for live jazz. Hidden away at the intersection of Roosevelt Rd. and Shida Rd.
Location: 4F, No. 171, Sec. 3, Roosevelt Rd., Da-an District, Taipei 106
Open Time: Daily 18:00-02:00
Transportation: Bus: Take the No. 1, 64, 208, 208 (Overpass Line), 208 (Keelung River 2nd Term Public Housing Line), 236, 251, 252, 278, or 606 bus to Guting Elementary School Station.
MRT Station: Opposite the Taipower Building Station (Exit 3)
Cellar Lounge Bar- Trendy Japanese-style lounge. The bottle-lined wall at the bar adds to the distinctive ambiance at the Cellar.
Location: B1, No. 21, Sec. 4, Nanjing E. Rd., Songshan District, Taipei 105
Open Time: Weekdays 18:00-02:30, Weekends: 18:00-05:00
Transportation: Bus: Take the No. 33, 262, 285, 292, 630, 905, 906, or 909 to the Taipei Sports Office stop.
MRT Station: Nanjing E. Rd. Station
ZIGA ZAGA -An Italian restaurant and sports bar. A trendy and versatile club space.
Location: 2F., No. 2, Songshou Rd., Taipei
MRT Station: MRT Taipei City Hall Station Exit 2 - On foot 10 min.
Brown Sugar- Modern lounge with premier jazz. Presents a different theme event every night of the week.
Cube Public Bar - Unusual bar which features a series of protruding and indented seating areas.
Location: No. 48, YongKang St., Taipei
Open Time: 20:00 - 2:00
MRT Station: MRT Guting Station Exit 5 - On foot 10 min.
For more places and info, go to Taiwan Fun.