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Irish Film Institute

6 Eustace St. | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
01-679-5744
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Ranked #53 of 263 attractions in Dublin
Type: Movie Theaters
Activities: Nightlife
Description: A popular cinema in Temple Bar.
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Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We spent a week in Dublin and went night and day seeing all the sights. We discovered this place early one rainy evening and saw Hotel Budapest. We ended up coming back three more times, actually staying for an interview with the "star" of one documentary film. It is conveniently located on a side street of Temple Bar . It... More

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London, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Went to see Dallas Buyers club here yesterday, the place was like Narnia, two big doors on the street and then entering the building was like another world! Beautiful courtyard, the cinema was quaint and lovely, the only gripe was the leg room and no head rest so quite uncomfortable for me.

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Covington, Louisiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Pop into the Irish Film Institute in the Temple Bar area of Dublin and check out what's showing. You can pick up a monthly guide and time schedule, peruse the little shop and have a cup of tea or a Guinness while deciding what to see. The films are from all over the world and often are those super cool... More

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Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I just like the place. The atmosphere is part of the evening's entertainment, including the restaurant, and the movies are often worth attending too!

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Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We went to the IFI to see The Deer Hunter, starring Robert DeNiro and Christopher Walken. The movie was great (and long), but the seats there are comfortable. We also enjoyed a snack before the show at the cafe. A fun way to spend our Saturday.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We ddin't fancy going out drinking so this was the perfect low key evening for us. The IFI is based around a courtyard and looks fabulous. We had coffe and cake in the cafe and followed it with two movies. We were in screens 1 and 3 and both were super comfortable, stylish and clean. The institute has a fantastic... More

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belfast
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

Love the IFI Unless you know it's there it is easy to walk past - don't! Even if you don't want to see a great range of European/Indie films there is a great bar and restaurant and shop selling film books and DVDs

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

This (and the lighthouse cinema) is my favourite place in town to see a film as it has all the ingredients for a nite out in addition.A discerning audience, enjoying great film choices in comfortable seats minus the chewing and rustling of popcorn, sweet papers and general noise melee in almost all other cinema's .

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

This is everything one could possibly want in a urban cinema - great films, beautiful building, good price, a reliable bar and restaurant for before and after, and even a library of film books. It is hopping, hip, and so much fun. It has a remarkable urban feeling - like everything is going just a little faster. One of my... More

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WA
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32 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

We were attracted by the atrium that we glimpsed from the road, so ventured in for a coffee. The space is light and bright - a beautiful blend of old and new architecture. We didn't catch a film, but noted the small cinemas, the shop with a huge range of DVDs and the excellent array of information. Ireland's only Oscar... More

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