Cheap second-time-around movie theaters in Taipei

Someone was talking to me the other day about movie theaters in Taipei where you can see a movie that’s been out for a while for a lot cheaper. We have those back home, and I didn’t ever think about here, until I was told.

They were saying that you could see a movie for about NT$50-$100…

Got any info?

It is really cheaper.
The followings are those movie theaters.淡江
(some of them have the maps to show where it is.)

西門戲院 (02)23814361 台北市中華路1段144號5F

奧斯卡戲院 (02)23611691 台北市峨嵋街115號3F

大世紀戲院 (02)23633909 台北市羅斯福路三段325號

朝代戲院 (02)25571300 台北市民權西路136號4樓

湳山戲院 (02)27023130 台北市通化街24巷1號

東區全球影城 (02)27474743 台北市南京東路5段200號

立峰戲院 (02)28812263 台北市文林路144巷10號

白雪戲院 (02)23752643 台北市漢口街2段54號9F

Y17電影院 (02)23432388 台北市仁愛路一段17號六樓

木柵光明戲院 (02)29367833 台北市木柵路一段260巷1號

景美僑興戲院 (02)29312463 台北市景美區景文街72號

景美佳佳戲院 (02)29330333 台北市羅斯福六段403號4樓

玉成戲院 (02)27825677 台北市玉成街25巷2號

圓滿戲院 (02)25596695 台北市寧夏路32號3樓

頂好戲院 (02)27119305 台北市復興南路1段126巷1號


淡江戲院 (02)26212144 台北縣淡水鎮公明街48號

永和美麗華影城(02)29283328 台北縣永和市永貞路62號

永和戲院 (02)29212330 台北縣永和市文化路7號

國華戲院 (02)29213125 台北縣永和市中正路588號

中和新中和戲院(02)22491499 台北縣中和市中和路130號

板橋戲院 (02)29687760 台北縣板橋市南門路75號

汐止巨夏戲院 (02)26490466 台北縣汐止市大同路二段687巷內

汐止環球影城 (02)86461019 台北縣汐止市建成路56巷47號2樓

三重幸福戲院 (02)22865540 台北縣三重市三和路4段163巷12號

三重金國戲院 (02)29898216~17 台北縣三重市正義北路6號

新店國賓戲院 (02)29132040 台北縣新店市光明街86號

鶯歌金金戲院 (02)26700251 台北縣鶯歌鎮鶯桃路550號

The one I go to is 60nt for 2 back-to-back movies.
Those theaters are all over the place, and every movie eventually makes it into them, so I rarely go to a “regular” theater unless I really want to see a movie in all it’s glory.
Sure the sound’s not as great, seats as new or screen as big, but for the price it’s a fantastic deal.
There’s always 8 movies being rotated so there’s no lack of choice.

That one (Yu4cheng2) closed a long time ago, after Typhoon Nari.

We sometimes go to Nanshan, behind the Tonghua St. night market.

Oops,I didn’t notice that one is closed.

Nanshan is the well- known and is the one I go often.

Does anyone go to the Xizhi one? (汐止巨夏戲院) Is it still open?

I always have trouble navigating in Xizhi and don’t have any good maps of the roads there, so I’m not sure how to find it, despite the tiny map on that website. Has anyone got a good digital map (Pinyin or Chinese char’s)? Or directions from either Donghu or the Xizhi Costco to the Xizhi train station? :help:

Apparently some of those theaters have a deal where you pay like 100nt and get to watch all the movies you want in 1 day. Not sure which ones though.

At Nanshan you can pay once, and see more than one flick.

Between the films you can go get something to eat in the night market.

mei li hwa in yung ho is great. i always used to grab a sao wei ma and a lemon tea out front and enjoy two movies in a clean theater for 100NT. oh the days!

The name in English is the Dynasty Theater and the address No. 136, Min¬uan West Road, Taibei City, and it has a website at

It’s pretty close to the Min-Chuan MRT station. Just walk out of the station and turn left and walk over to a pedestrian overpass. Climb over to the other side of the same street on Min-Chuan and walk down until you you hit a corner. It’s beside a big massage parlor place. :sunglasses:

I’ve taken the address found in the second post and have begun translating into English / Pinyin

For now I’m working on the ones located within Taipei City:

西門戲院 (02)23814361 台北市中華路1段144號5F
Ximen Theater, Taipei City, Zhong Hua Rd, Sec. 1, No. 144, 5F
Ximen Xìyuàn, Táiběi Shì, Zhōnghuá Lù, 1 Duàn,144 Hào

奧斯卡戲院 (02)23611691 台北市峨嵋街115號3F
Oscar Theater, Taipei City, E Méi St.,No. 115, 3F
ào sī ka Xìyuàn, Táiběi Shì, é méi Jiē, 115 Hào

大世紀戲院 (02)23633909 台北市羅斯福路三段325號
Da Shi Ji Theater, Taipei City, Roosevelt Rd., Sec. 3, No. 325
Dà Shì Jì Xì Yuàn, Táiběi Shì, Luósīfú Lù, 3 Duàn, 325 Hào

朝代戲院 (02)25571300 台北市民權西路136號4樓
Chaodai Theater, Taipei City, Minquan W. Rd, No. 136, 4F
Cháodài Xìyuàn, Táiběi Shì, Mínquán Dōng Lù, 136 Hào

湳山戲院 (02)27023130 台北市通化街24巷1號
Taipei City, Tonghua St., Lane 24, No. 1
Táiběi Shì, Tōnghuà Jiē, 24 Xiàng, 1 Hào

東區全球影城 (02)27474743 台北市南京東路5段200號
Dong Qu Quan Qiu Ying Yuan, Taipei City, Nanjing East Rd., Sec. 5, No. 200
Dōng Qū Quán Qiú Yǐng Yuàn, Táiběi Shì, Nánjīng Dōng Lù, 5 Duàn,200 Hào

立峰戲院 (02)28812263 台北市文林路144巷10號
Lifeng Theater, Taipei City, Wenlin Rd., Lane 144, No. 10
Lì Fēng Xìyuàn, Táiběi Shì, Wénlín Lù, 144 Xiàng, 10 Hào

白雪戲院 (02)23752643 台北市漢口街2段54號9F
Bai Xue Theater, Taipei City, Hànkou St., Sec. 2, No. 54, 9F
Bái Xuě Xì Yuàn, Táiběi Shì, Hànkǒu Jiē, 2 Duàn, 54 Hào

Y17電影院 (02)23432388 台北市仁愛路一段17號六樓
Y17 Theater, Taipei City, Renai Rd., Sec. 1, No. 17, 6F
Y17 Dian Yǐng Yuàn, Táiběi Shì, Rén’ài Lù, 1 Duàn, 17 Hào

木柵光明戲院 (02)29367833 台北市木柵路一段260巷1號
Taipei City, Muzha Rd., Sec. 1, Lane 260, No. 1
Táiběi Shì, Mùzhà Lù, 1 Duàn, 260 Xiàng, 1 Hào

景美僑興戲院 (02)29312463 台北市景美區景文街72號
Taipei City, Jingmei District, Jingwen St., No. 72
Táiběi Shì, Jǐngměi Qū, Jǐngwén Jiē, 72 Hào

景美佳佳戲院 (02)29330333 台北市羅斯福六路段403號4樓
Taipei City, Roosevelt Rd.Sec. 6, No. 403, 4F
Táiběi Shì, Luósīfú Lù, 6 Duàn, 403Hào

圓滿戲院 (02)25596695 台北市寧夏路32號3樓
Taipei City, Ningxia Rd., No. 32, 3F
Táiběi Shì, Níngxià Lù, 32 Hào

頂好戲院 (02)27119305 台北市復興南路1段126巷1號
Taipei City, Fuxing South Rd, Sec. 1, Lane 126, No. 1
Táiběi Shì, Fùxīng Nán Lù, 1 Duàn, 126 Xiàng, 1 Hào

Edited to remove Yucheng location. I haven’t verified any of these locations, only working on translating from the list.

Great idea, thanks! But please remove the Yucheng listing. As I’ve posted previously, they closed permanently after Typhoon Nari, years ago. :wink:

Won’t be reopening.

Dynasty Theater halted operations in May 2020 for a three-month renovation. In December of that year, it said services would not resume “until things change for the better.”

Located in Datong District, Dynasty Theater opened in 1991 as a first-run theater before transforming into a second-run theater. Movie tickets were priced between NT$65 (US$2.12) and NT$130


Nan Shan Theater near the Tonghua night market is also “closed for renovations.” No indication of when, or if, it will reopen.