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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 popular cinema in Temple Bar.

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Fascinating film on a rainy evening

The IFI has a full schedule (11 a.m. or noon to 11 or so at night) of foreign, independent, and classic films and a pleasant little shop, in addition to its cafe. I stopped in to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
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Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The IFI has a full schedule (11 a.m. or noon to 11 or so at night) of foreign, independent, and classic films and a pleasant little shop, in addition to its cafe. I stopped in to see a new French film (one that's taken 8 months to reach my small college town in the U.S.) on a rainy night; had... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I arrived on Sunday afternoon to view a film I had pre-booked online. On arrival, with my Mum, the familiar setting was still as welcoming. Remembering my first visit( over 15 years ago), the nostalgic atmoshere overwhelmed me yet again. As I checked out the amenities, such as the extensive cafe menu, covering all apettites from substantial hot/cold dishes to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed the gin Collins cocktails with elderflower. Burgers very filling. An overall enjoyable evening with prices reasonable.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

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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Tipperary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

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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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

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 November 8, 2015

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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

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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