Yongcheng Theater

The Yongcheng Theater (traditional Chinese: 永成戲院; simplified Chinese: 永成戏院; pinyin: Yǒngchéng Xìyuàn) is a theater in Yanshuei District, Tainan, Taiwan.

Yongcheng Theater
永成戲院
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LocationYanshuei, Tainan, Taiwan
Coordinates23°19′8.5″N 120°16′6.1″E / 23.319028°N 120.268361°E / 23.319028; 120.268361Coordinates: 23°19′8.5″N 120°16′6.1″E / 23.319028°N 120.268361°E / 23.319028; 120.268361
OwnerHuang Zhi
Typetheater
Opened1945
BuilderHuang Zhi

HistoryEdit

The theater building was originally constructed as the Yongcheng Rice Mill (Chinese: 永成碾米廠) during the Japanese rule of Taiwan. At that time, the business flourished with an extensive networks among government officials and merchants. After the end of World War II and the handover of Taiwan from Japan to the Republic of China in 1945, the business declined and the mill ceased from operation.

The mill was then turned into a theater and was opened in the same year. It then became a meeting point for people around the Yanshuei area. It showed movies, films and even sometimes theater troupes. Nevertheless, the theater went out of business in 2000. Later on, the Tainan City Government renovated the theater and it was opened again for movie showing.[1]

ArchitectureEdit

The theater features some art installations around the building.[1]

EventsEdit

The theater was part of the Yue Jin Lantern Festival 2017 venue for movie screening locations.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Yongcheng Theater (永成戲院)". Travel Tainan. 22 August 2018. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  2. ^ Wang, Han-ping; Chin, Jonathan (21 January 2017). "This year's lantern festival is biggest yet, Tainan says". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2 November 2018.