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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 #37 of 210 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Movie Theaters
Description: A small, three-screened theater playing Scotland's most innovative independent films.
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Limavady, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
29 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Impressive from the start. The entrance gave promise of what was to come. The Box Office is at an open desk with four very attentive attendants, unlike the usual behind glass purchase. There is a large and attractive cafe bar which was buzzing. There are three cinemas but I can only comment on the main Screen 1. It reminded me... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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239 reviews 239 reviews
49 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The Filmhouse is a bit of an institution in Edinburgh, in Scotland even. There are three screens in total and by and large what's on offer is non mainstream cinematic viewing gathered from right around the world. As well as having the latest movies, The Filmhouse is great for retrospectives and one off showings of old classics on the big... More

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Melrose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My favourite place in Edinburgh is without doubt The Filmhouse. It has a wonderful atmosphere, pleasant and helpful staff and the bistro bar is a lovely place to stop by even if you are not thinking of taking in a film. Which I frequently do, yet some how also end up walking out with one of the DVDs they have... More

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Tigard, Oregon
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The Filmhouse most often shows films not aimed for the major theaters and more toward those that appreciate the art. Before the film, one can sit downstairs and enjoy an artisan sandwich with a selection of soft or hard drinks in the Cafe'. Inside the theater, seating is almost ideal; if someone equal in height or taller sits in front... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a great independent film house which shows something other than mainstream Hollywood however it also has a great little bar and restaurant. Easy relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and an interesting mix of customers. Good selection of vegetarian food but also meat choices. Great value and a good selection of wines and beer.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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286 attraction reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

In the City for the Fringe Festival, we discovered that a Film, for which we have been searching, is being shown at the Filmhouse. After we had visited the friendly and efficient Box Office staff and studied the brochure, we walked away with two more sets of tickets to enjoy during our stay. The Cafe looks good and will be... More

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Marbella, Andalucia, Spain
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I've been a fan of this cinema for more than 30 years. The range of art house films is worth the visit along. The bar is very comfortable and lively. This is a must to any new visitors to Edinburgh. My only reservation is that the number of pre show adverts was, for me, excessively long.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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