STAR AUTOGRAPH – Taiwan advertising card

Autograph "Russell" by Russell Crowe on advertising from Vieshow Cinema, Taipei. Taiwan.

Front and reverse side of advertising card sent from Taipei to Russell Crowe care of his mid-north coast NSW farm.

At what must have been a fair investment of time and thought ,  Mr. Crowe’s personal assistant located the sender by phone book (no postal address had been given)  and offered to send, as a gift, this personally signed postcard.

This happened several months after the original postage.  PROOF  Mr Russell Crowe is more of a gentleman than many imagine.

 

 

 

TAIPEI, TAIWAN Cinemas (2014)

Waiting to buy tickets and popcorn. Vieshow cinema Taipei. 4 April 2014.

Waiting to buy tickets and popcorn. Vieshow cinema Taipei. 4 April 2014.

Logo

Logo

Digital poster, April 2014

Digital poster, April 2014

Escalator to foyer. Illuminated sign seems to tell how many people are seated?

Escalator to foyer. Illuminated sign seems to tell how many people are seated?

Each poster is two meters high. Promotion for "Noah" inside the theatre. Movie was advertised for a six-day run in 3D and 2D.

Each poster is two meters high. Promotion for “Noah” inside the theatre. Movie was advertised for 3D and 2D.

CINEMA TAIWAN

A Showcase Cinema  10th floor

A Showcase Cinema 10th floor

Main entrance is to the far left of this picture.

Main entrance is to the far left of this picture.

Front entrance.

Front entrance.

Good 3-screen cinema located in ChangAn Road East (near Fuxhing Road North). NOT advertisied in the English newspapers.  Internet site was not working yesterday.  A pity as this is a super cinema with lower prices and latest releases.  Highlr recommended by this writer.

Good 3-screen cinema located in ChangAn Road East (near Fuxhing Road North). Movies NOT advertised in the English newspapers. Internet site was not working yesterday. A pity as this is a super cinema with lower prices and latest releases. Highly recommended by this writer.  Nearest MRT station  Nanjing Road East.

 

Governor Cinema, Taipei (does not advertise in English).

Governor Cinema, Taipei (does not advertise in English).

 

Good concept, SIn City 2 falls down by the end. Worth viewing just the same.

Good concept, SIn City 2 falls down by the end. Worth viewing just the same.  Note opening date on the poster, August 29th (2014).

A former Taipei cinema entrance.  Downstairs has been converted into a dance studio. April 2014.

A former Taipei cinema entrance. Downstairs has been converted into a dance studio. April 2014.

Entrance to front and back stalls of a former Taipei suburban cinema.  (April 2014).

Entrance to front and back stalls of a former Taipei suburban cinema. (April 2014).

 

Old cinema converted into a modern dance studio for the over-40s. Taipei’s Da Dao Cheng suburb – an old area for tea exporting near the river. Dancing today in the former cinema downstairs formerly known as ‘front and back’ stalls. Some remnants of the former theatre exist elsewhere. Appears to have opened about 80 years ago during the Japanese era. Quite a visual treasure we’ll attempt to document, perhaps next week. Admission for dancing NT$150 less for ladies.

Screenshot

Screenshot – Keelung listing

Showcase Cinemas located on four levels within this building.  8 screens.Showcase Cinemas located on four levels within this building. 8 screens.

Cinema converted in a ballroom or dance studio in the old part of Taipei.