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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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A Cinema Lovers' Nirvana!

Top of the line national cultural film institution in Dublin's Temple Bar area. A multi-theater cinema perfect for small audience viewing recent movie releases daily. The IFI... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Alex F
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Top of the line national cultural film institution in Dublin's Temple Bar area. A multi-theater cinema perfect for small audience viewing recent movie releases daily. The IFI houses a film archive in which one can make special arrangements to personally view a given archived file title. Staff is extremely accommodating. Movie tickets are reasonably priced. Books, DVDs and other movie... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Irish Film Institute is Ireland’s national cultural institution for film. It provides audiences throughout Ireland with access to the finest independent, Irish and international cinema; it preserves and promotes Ireland’s moving image heritage through the IFI Irish Film Archive, and provides opportunities for audiences of all ages and backgrounds to learn and critically engage with film. You need to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's great to see a film here without the rustle of sweet papers or the smell of popcorn assaulting your senses. A while ago I saw "Mr Turner" here....the title credits are silent, and not one person coughed, sneezed, chattered or giggled. You could have heard a pin drop! That's why the IFI is a favourite venue for movie-goers in... More 

Thank Claire K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely place. The restaurant and cafe do great food. We stopped in on a drizzly day to watch Brief Encounter, brilliantly restored and a treat on a big screen. We held hands and were spellbound as the love affair unfolded. We then spent half an hour browsing in the IFI shop. A real find in Temple Bar on... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in here for a light lunch and to escape the rain. When we visited there weren't any films on so it was quiet. Options to sit inside restaurant or in courtyard. We chose the latter as there was more space. Good menu, good service and reasonably priced. Baby friendly. Very happy with our lunch here.

Thank toby r
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

If I was going to rate the IFI on its cinema alone, then I would give it favourable reviews. The screens are small but cosy, and the customers that the theatre attracts are very respectful of other theatre goers. You won't find people loudly munching and crunching, kicking the back of your chair, checking their phones or chatting away to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

It was a rainy windy day. I've decided to take cover by watching a movie at the Ifi. The screening was great and it was possible to notice the love to movies at that place. To those who wants to see good independent movies.

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Dublin, Ireland
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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.

Thank mon d
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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!

Thank Elizabeth S
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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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