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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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An Oasis in the middle of Temple Bar

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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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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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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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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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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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