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Synapticism

An experiential journal of synchronicity and connection
Inside a projection room at Dadong Theater

Old Theaters of Taiwan 台灣的老戲院

Gathered here are mementos from an ongoing survey of Taiwan's many vintage theaters. The theater industry exploded in the 1960s but went into steep decline in the late 1990s with the popularization of home video, downloading, and modern cineplexes. Hundreds of theaters went out of business in the 2000s but many of their abandoned husks still litter the urban landscape of the nation. Of course, I am also interested in those old theaters that found a way to stay in business, so you'll also find reports of those in this section.

Aug 2017

Beigang Theater 北港劇場

Jul 2017

Xiluo Yuandong Theater 西螺遠東戲院

Jul 2017
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Xinying Chenggong Theater 新營成功戲院

Jul 2017
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Hsin Kang Theater 新港戲院

Jul 2017

Xinjianguo Theater 新建國戲院

Jul 2017

Lize Theater 利澤戲院

Apr 2017

Dong’an Theater 東安戲院

Jan 2017

Beidou Far East Theater 北斗遠東戲院

Jan 2017
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Donggong Theater 東宮戲院

Dec 2016

Zhongsen Theater 中森戲院

Dec 2016

Shuangxi Donghe Theater 雙溪東和戲院

Dec 2016

Xizhou Theater 溪州戲院

Oct 2016

A Derelict Entertainment Complex in Zhongli

Oct 2016

Yingong Theater 銀宮戲院

Sep 2016
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Xinxing Theater 新興戲院

Aug 2016

Dawu Theater 大武戲院

Jul 2016
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Yonghe Grand Cinema 永和大戲院

Apr 2016
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Puli Huaguo Theater 埔里華國戲院