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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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Wine and a film

No finer Saturday afternoon. Ifi is the best theatre in Dublin. The cafe is good, the films are great and the ambiance is very relaxed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

No finer Saturday afternoon. Ifi is the best theatre in Dublin. The cafe is good, the films are great and the ambiance is very relaxed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

An absolutely lovely venue with a great selection of films from around the world. Saw Xavier Dolan's 'Mommy' here in the company of many other film lovers (who i must mention were absolutely silent throughout). Wonderful spot!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Dropped in for some bar food mid week after movie. Service was ok. Irish stew luke warm and was greasy and salty. Friends had chicken Quesadilla's which they said were ok. Its a nice venue for meeting up but food has average. It used to be better.

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Dublin, Ireland
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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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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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