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The Filmhouse

Address: 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ, Scotland (Old Town)
Phone Number: 44-131-228-2688
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Ranked #7 of 35 Fun and Games in Edinburgh
Type: Movie theaters, Fun & Games
Owner description: A small, three-screened theater playing Scotland's most innovative independent films.
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Type: Movie theaters, Fun & Games
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: A small, three-screened theater playing Scotland's most innovative independent films.

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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I like the size of the place. It's friendly and cosier that those large multiplex cinemas.The films shown are a mixture of main stream and others not so main stream, plus foreign films. There's also a comfortable cafe/bar that serves good food.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

i have been visiting edinburgh for work every fortnight in the last few months. I always make sure that I fit in at least one visit if not two. They have the best selection of foreign cinema movies that I have seen anywhere in the uk. There has always been something on that I have been happy to watch. Check... More 

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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is a fantastic cinema right in the heart of the city. brings back memories of cinema s of old before the multi companies spoilt the cinema experience. Shows a mixture of films from all-over the world with special one off nights and foreign film festivals. The individuals screens are small but comfortable and not too cramped. Only thing that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Went to a French animation about ancient Egypt, and it was lovely to be in a proper old fashioned style cinema as opposed to the ubiquitous multiplex. The children were welcomed in the foyer and shown to their seats and the film was introduced beforehand. Shows many different genres of film and stays away from the usual blockbusters. Can have... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
30 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We were in Edinburgh for a couple of days and staying nearby. Our arrival coincided with the first night of the French Film Festival, a really lucky break. This was my first visit to the Filmhouse and I'm so pleased to have discovered it. Really helpful staff, an exceptionally lively bar and wonderful seats in the auditorium. One of my... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I love this place. Mainly shows art house and foreign films but some of these are mainstream so it is always worth looking I think. As far as actual cinema goes it is much the same as many other places but often feels more friendly and close which I like. Always clean as well and many cinemas could do with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Visited the Filmhouse with Hubby on Monday evening. The atmosphere in the cafe/ restaurant was buzzy with folk from all walks of life enjoying dinner, drinks and snacks before their film - if they were filmgoers - you can eat and not have to watch a film. I enjoyed wine with nachos before the performance - nachos were great with... More 

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Limavady, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
37 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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51 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 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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