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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 #33 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Movie Theaters
Description: A small, three-screened theater playing Scotland's most innovative independent films.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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470 reviews 470 reviews
274 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
19 helpful votes 19 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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