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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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Dublin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

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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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Liverpool
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

A cultural oasis in the middle of noisy, touristy, rip off Temple Bar. As well as three screens showing mainstream and art house films there's a great film shop and a relaxed bar with veggie options (felafel or nachos), a daily special and reasonably-priced drinks. And if you're lucky you might spot Sinead Cusack or another actor who's slipped away... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Every time I go it just gets worse,the service is hit and miss the cups, knives, forks, tables everything a bit dirty, the toilets had no paper cigarette ash on the floor and were filthy. Best just go in see the film and leave immediately.

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Cork, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I decided to come here on a recent visit to Dublin to see 'The two faces of January' (which is an excellent film). However the film cut out at least 4 or 5 times during the showing which was really frustrating. Several people left but I stuck it out - It was a great movie but the 'stop, start' nature... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

IFI is such a different experience with its quaint look, choice of movies and selection of drinks you can bring into the cinema. You also get interesting crowd in there. If you are a big fan of Hollywood movies you may not like it too much. Staff are friendly and it's easy to get around the place. The only thing... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I have to say that I was left pretty upset by my last 2 visits to the IFI. Last Thursday the power cut half way through a film (around 10pm), which was not the IFI's fault. They offered us the option of coming back another night so my friends and I decided to have a beer and come back on... More 

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