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“I love its uniqueness” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Filmhouse

The Filmhouse
88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ, Scotland (West End)
44-131-228-2688
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Owner description: A small, three-screened theater playing Scotland's most innovative independent films.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“I love its uniqueness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I like the filmhouse cause it's a beautiful space and always has interesting movies that you won't find in other cinemas. A breath of fresh movie air.

Visited September 2012
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Edinburgh
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“Reliable and enjoyable - but could maybe still be more imaginative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

It is a treat to have a cinema where you can relax and enjoy wholesome, well-cooked food before or after the movie. Filmhouse do a good selection, including vegetarian options, and the staff are friendly and helpful. It can be a push at times to get a comfortable seat, and the menu gets a bit predictable after a few visits, but it does a generally good job. Large screens with previews play quietly from the walls and there are frequent art displays.

Visited February 2013
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“reliably interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I like the Filmhouse. Very laid back and homely and staff and customers are friendly.
The films are usually well chosen. And the bar/restaurant has a relaxed vibe: food and drink are reasonable in terms of quality and price.

Visited March 2013
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“I love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Apart from the amazing and diverse selection of movies it is a great place to eat cheap good food, a wide selection for veggies as well. Plus being able to take in a fresh coffee or drink into the cinema whilst you watch. None of this over priced juice and sweets at this place.

Visited March 2013
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“Friendly independent cinema”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

The Film House is a friendly independent cinema, although not quite as art house or obscure as it seems to think it is. Still, in Edinburgh that scene just doesn't seem to exist, and it's a good option if you want to avoid the crowds and childen at the mainsteam cinemas.

The theatres here are superb - a huge screen for new releases, a more intimate space where they show other stuff.

The only downside really is the cafe/bar area. Where they could have put in a space where you'd want to spend a whole evening, meeting new friends who share an interest, it instead feels a lot like a student cafeteria. Handy place to meet up, not a great place to hang out.

Visited February 2013
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