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Synapticism

An experiential journal of synchronicity and connection

Shuangxi 雙溪

Shuāngxī 雙溪 is a rural district in the mountains of eastern Xinbei with a long history of mining.

Shuangxi Donghe Theater 雙溪東和戲院

The main entrance to Shuangxi’s Donghe Theater 東和戲院
The main entrance to Donghe Theater is through an alleyway just off the main street.

Dōnghé Theater 東和戲院 is an obscure ruin in the small historic town of Shuangxi in the mountains of eastern Xinbei. Despite its diminutive size and remote location the town has a history going back to the Qing dynasty era. During the mining boom of the early 20th century Shuangxi became prosperous enough to warrant the establishment of an outpost of cinema. When the town’s fortunes declined so did this theater—but nowadays anyone is welcome to wander in and take a look at what remains here at the confluence of Mǔdān Creek 牡丹溪 and the eponymous Shuang River 雙溪.