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Irish Film Institute

Address: 6 Eustace St. | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
Phone Number: 01-679-5744
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Ranked #141 of 322 Activities in Dublin
Type: Movie Theaters, Fun & Games
Activities: Nightlife
Owner description: A popular cinema in Temple Bar.
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Type: Movie Theaters, Fun & Games
Activities: Nightlife
Owner description: A popular cinema in Temple Bar.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Lovely small cinemas. A very enjoyable experience and great choice of films. Good value compared with large multiplex chains.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Mahhh boyfrieeenddd and I have been here a few times now and they get it right every time. You can get a glass of wine/cup of coffee while you wait for your film to start and then you have the comfiest cinema seats in the world. Unfortunately, the first time we visited my boyfriend hated the movie 'The Impossible', which... More 

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Kosice, Slovakia
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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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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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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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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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6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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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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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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