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The Filmhouse

88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
44-131-228-2688
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Ranked #32 of 204 attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Movie Theaters
Description: A small, three-screened theater playing Scotland's most innovative independent films.
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We used to live in edinburgh so when we returned recently we checked out some old haunts. The film house is still great, and remains a cultural beacon for the city. The cinema is comfortable and shows the films that don't make it into the mainstream. Go in June for the film festival. Cafe nice too.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I love the Filmhouse and visit as much as possible. There are 3 screens, a cafe bar and a wide variety of films to see. Recommended!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The great movie house cannot fail to please. there are three screens showing an eclectic range of movies from blockbusters to documentaries, classics to art house and everything in-between. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful and the environment welcoming. This cinema is right in the heart of the city and very easy to locate.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Lothian road has one major claim to be the coolest area in Edinburgh: it hosts some of the best theatres and cinemas in the city, all of them within walking distance from each other. The Filmhouse is one of those. It boasts a wonderful offer of independent film, from Britain and abroad, as well as a good collection of DVDs... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We travelled to Edinburgh for the film fest and loved this place from the moment we walked in. Such a quirky and friendly place, excellent films and even got to meet some of the stars from the films themselves! Highly recommended.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Went for film festival. It was so nice to be in an old cinema. It had a great feel about it and was totally charming!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Edinburgh institution never disappoints! Good welcome in bar for pre film drinks, didn't eat but food looked good & well priced. Shabby side of chic but welcome deviation from big chain tyranny. Will return soon.

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Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is a fantastic, quaint cinema located on the Lothian Road in Edinburgh. It shows a fantastic range of films - English language and also foreign titles - and there is also a wonderful collection of DVD's on sale. It's a nice place to go for a drink and something to eat as well. Brilliant!

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Edinburgh
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8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Central place to meet. Its atmosphere is warm and relaxed. It's a great place to go for a coffee or drinks before seeing a film.

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West Yorkshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We visited The Filmhouse on Friday night. The 8pm screening of our film was sold out so we had to wait for the 8:45. The ticket hall is fairly modern and well maintained. When we went to the screen to the see the film we were left waiting in a corridor for almost 20 minutes, after being told the doors... More

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