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Irish Film Institute

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Address: 6 Eustace Street | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: 01-679-5744

A popular cinema in Temple Bar.

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The Irish Film Institute stands in a quiet corner, not far from the much busier streets of Temple Bar. In the building next to it, there's the library and archive, which I did not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 13, 2016
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County Kildare, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Arrived an hour before film due to start. Placed order for food and drinks, took at least 20 mins for drinks to arrive, had to remind waiting guy. The food when it did arrive was dreadful, chips tasted like they had been cooked in old, over-used oil. Fish was dry and over cooked. Just finished eating on time to make... More 

Thank mlmcd2013
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Arrived 45 mins before a movie to get a sandwich. Asked for a menu after ten minutes. Another fifteen before order taken. Staff all use polite language but scowl when you talk to them. Awful.

Thank Sovereign_Gar
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Horrific service. The waiter was extremely rude, aggressive and insulting. We brought this to the attention of another server but there was no follow up. The first waiter then followed us out shouting and a manager pulled him back, then proceeded to berate us for not complaining to him personally, said that his waiter and not been rude, and when... More 

Thank Colm M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We just arrived to see The Neon Demon. They immediately admitted us in the cinema room, not exactly the cleanest cimema in the world but anyway... I went downstairs to take a couple of beers. I told a couple of times to the girls at the bar that I needed to carry the beers in the cinema room, please give... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I saw a movie here today for the first time in 5 years and it remains as uncomfortable as ever. Worst cinema for comfort and quality I've been to. I have no idea why it doesn't invest some money in upgrading the seating and the facilities.

Thank Annaghbeg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

The Irish Film Institute stands in a quiet corner, not far from the much busier streets of Temple Bar. In the building next to it, there's the library and archive, which I did not have the time to visit, but looked quite promising. The film selection is very good, with independent films from everywhere (it belongs to the Europa Cinemas... More 

Thank varejeira
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

This Institute has never failed me. At each visit, I enjoyed the film. They have an impressive selection of the less well-known films, often with an international flavour. I also enjoy eating at the Institute - the meat platter with olives, artichokes, pesto and hot bread being a favourite!

Thank Lozzatrip
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

I have been going here for years and availing of everything the place has to offer. From their café & bar, to their shop and cinema, I have experienced them all and enjoyed them tremendously. This is a great place and a fantastic way to support Irish and independent films from all over the world. If you are a local,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

We came here twice, first to see historic newsreels then again for an evening meal the last night of our week in Dublin. Both were very enjoyable, the restaurant particularly. Opening direct off the inner covered courtyard, it managed to be both spacious and intimate; you felt among friends. The food was first-rate and while the service wasn't rapid, that... More 

Thank Roger262
Winsted, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

Ohhh the IFI. This is my go-to theater in town. They usually have such a refreshing selection of films. I always stop by for a weekly schedule. I always enjoy the experience of watching a film here. Maybe more enjoyable for the more serious film goers, but all is welcome. There's a nice little film and book shop on site... More 

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