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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 #119 of 285 Activities in Dublin
Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
Activities: Nightlife
Owner description: A popular cinema in Temple Bar.
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Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
Activities: Nightlife
Owner description: A popular cinema in Temple Bar.

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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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Liverpool
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
18 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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37 reviews 37 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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