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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 #73 of 279 attractions in Dublin
Type: Movie Theaters
Activities: Nightlife
Description: A popular cinema in Temple Bar.
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Cork, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The food here is just always under 10% bang on correct served so quickly and always a good decent portion Highly recommended at any time of the day for breakfast lunch dinner or tea

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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
17 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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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21 reviews 21 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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17 reviews 17 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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