In the popular Xinyi district on Xiangti avenue, you can’t miss seeing Vie Show Cinemas Taipei Xinyi 台北信義威秀影城. It’s one of two places (the other is MU-VIE which is another premium version) to watch movies in the area.
As a movie theatre, it’s located over a small mall across two buildings. The food court just below Vie Show Cinemas Taipei Xinyi 台北信義威秀影城 has a large selection of food…that most people sneak into the theatre.
You’re technically not supposed to bring outside food into the theatre, but in Taiwan they don’t really enforce that rule. It’s something I’ve gotten used to that may seem strange to other people.
For myself, it’s only really noticeable if I’m watching a movie in English, since I rely on the audio. It’s absolutely hard to hear what’s going on when you hear a lot of food wrappers making noise during a film. But luckily, Vie Show Cinemas Taipei Xinyi 台北信義威秀影城 offers a variety of movies that either have English audio or English subtitles.
I’ve come to Vie Show Cinemas Taipei Xinyi 台北信義威秀影城 a few times since they have a large selection of films you can choose from. Tickets are NT$330 (US$11) and that’s on the high side for movie theaters in Taipei. Although, it’s in the most expensive district in Taipei, so it’s not surprising.
You can purchase your tickets at a kiosk or from the ticketing desk. But the thing that makes Vie Show Cinemas Taipei Xinyi 台北信義威秀影城 different from most theatres, is that they offer exclusive promotional packages for films. You can get posters, cups and other types of unique movie merchandise with the purchase of your film.
If you’re looking for special movie premiere merch for Star Wars or any Marvel film, Vie Show Cinemas Taipei Xinyi 台北信義威秀影城 is the place you’re looking for.
When you sit down at Vie Show Cinemas Taipei Xinyi 台北信義威秀影城, you’ll find that there’s a hook on the seat in front of your for your belongings. You can hang you bag, backpack or shopping bag here during the film. This is so you don’t have to leave your bags on the floor where people are walking by with their shoes. The floors are very clean by the way, it’s just an additional nice feature they added to their seats.
The quality of the seats, room temperature and service are all premium at Vie Show Cinemas Taipei Xinyi 台北信義威秀影城. It’s really just a nice place to watch a movie in Taipei while also having a lot of premium dining options. On the flip side, you can get lower prices (but also lower quality food options) in the Ximending area.
By lower quality, I mean you’ll have more street food and 3-star restaurants. The Xinyi area is known for it’s premium 4-5 star restaurants and nightlife. Although, the Xinyi also has some of the best food courts in their mall basements. Each mall is a different experience.
When the movie is over at Vie Show Cinemas Taipei Xinyi 台北信義威秀影城, you’ll be redirected to the exit staircase rather than going through the movie theatre. This is very common for movie theatres in Taipei, I’m guessing it’s so you don’t sneak into another movie theatre.
It’s food, but you’re not going to enjoy it
Didn’t meet minimum meal expectations
Satisfying and an adequate meal.
So good you’ll eat here again!
You will remember this meal for the rest of your life!
Not required or expected. Some restaurants may have a 10% service charge.
Each rating TAIWANEATER rating is comprised of Quality, Service and Value (in order of the rating’s most important points).
QUALITY: The [Quality] is based on how good the food tastes and the presentation.
SERVICE: The [Service] is based on the dining experience. This includes the ambiance of the restaurant and how the interactions with the staff.
VALUE: The [Value] is based on both the Quality and Service in relation to the price. Ratings for food with a low price are a little more generous than food with a high price.
The primary payment method for all transactions in Taiwan is cash. It’s very rare for small shops to take anything other than cash. It’s more common to see places accept the Taipei Metro Card as payment rather a credit card.
Supermarkets and convenience stores in Taiwan (7-Eleven, Family Mart) do not accept credit cards (at least not American credit cards). You can only make purchases by cash or by using your pre-loaded funds on your EasyCard.
You can exchange money at the airport or any bank in Taiwan. The rates vary from bank to bank and it can be a hassle to get a good rate. For additional information, check out my Exchanging Money In Taiwan Guide.
The purpose of this review is to give an honest opinion of the food you can eat in Taiwan. Many people come to Taipei to try out Taiwanese food and end up eating at low quality places meant for tourists. This is because they don’t know where the best restaurants to eat in Taipei are or because they were recommended food by a tourist rather than Taiwan Travel Blog that has researched and tried all the best Taipei eats.
TAIWANEATER is a Taipei Travel Blog bringing you honest feedback about all the Best Food to eat in Taipei, Top Restaurants in Taipei, Best Desserts in Taipei, Taiwan Night Market Guide, Best Cheap Places To Eat in Taipei and the Best Street Food In Taipei.
If you’re interested in visiting Taiwan, check out: