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Irish Film Institute

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Address: 6 Eustace St. | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: 01-679-5744
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Activities: Nightlife
Description: A popular cinema in Temple Bar.

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Love that this exists. Great film selection and a great environment. An awesome place to visit even without sticking around for a screening.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I've been going to the IFI over the last 8 years, generally I've been glad I went. There have been changes, a small third screen added (but I do hope my movie is in one of the other two), increased focus on food and best of all moving the toilets away from the front of the building so they're less... More 

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Myself, my sister and my wife went for a meal in the IFI after a film on the 16th April. My wife ordered the lamb shanks which should fall off the bone when cooked properly. Hers arrived tough, hard to cut and to chew. She complained and ordered a lamb stirfry to replace it. Her 'lamb stirfry' came out as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Love that this exists. Great film selection and a great environment. An awesome place to visit even without sticking around for a screening.

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Saint Patrick's night in Temple Bar; one word - bedlam. The IFI cafe was an oasis with a relaxing atmostphere and a nice offering of food and drink. We shared the 'continental Meat and Cheese Platter' which was generously portioned and reasonably priced. Nice ambiance, great service and friendly clientele. We did not have time to see a film but... More 

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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

liked general atmosphere and excellent film selection. Very reasonable prices for both the film and on the menu. Food looked good although we had already eaten.

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I'm not a cinema person by any means, the prices, the crowds and the meh service, but the IFI is amazing! From the minute I walked in I felt like I was in a cinema for grown ups! So quaint, a bar, a restaurant, a little baked goods area. The theatre we were in (cinema 1) was a lovely size,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Certainly is a breath of fresh air from the standard chain cinemas that we all seem to go these days. Just all a bit more snazzier, a little bit more down to earth too.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Lovely small cinemas. A very enjoyable experience and great choice of films. Good value compared with large multiplex chains.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Mahhh boyfrieeenddd and I have been here a few times now and they get it right every time. You can get a glass of wine/cup of coffee while you wait for your film to start and then you have the comfiest cinema seats in the world. Unfortunately, the first time we visited my boyfriend hated the movie 'The Impossible', which... More 

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Kosice, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

When I lived in Dublin this used to be one of my most favourite places. I loved to come here to watch films but also to have a rest, read books.

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