This beautiful 1920s colonial-style home was once home to the American consulate and later embassy until diplomatic ties were severed in 1979. The stately residence has been revived though and today is home to one of the most innovative theaters in Taipei, SPOT–the Taipei Film House. Forget the blockbusters, SPOT specializes in unique, obscure and hard to find films which they show every day of the week. More than just great flicks, there is also a cafe and small shop featuring film related books and merchandise. For a true art house experience, be sure to catch one of the many film festivals hosted at SPOT.