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“Marvellous cinema” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Filmhouse

The Filmhouse
Ranked #16 of 53 Fun & Games in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A small, three-screened theater playing Scotland's most innovative independent films.
Isle of Bute, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Marvellous cinema”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

it is user friendly with a great variety of films and a cafe as well. You can take a drink into a film with you and staff are very helpful.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Wonderful traditional Cinema”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

My husband drags me here all the time but I don't know why I resist. Its a great atmosphere and has some fantastic movies Plus you can take a glass of wine or a beer into the movie if you want which is always a bonus!

Visited July 2013
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Edinburgh
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice venue with helpful staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

Had a good trip to the venue during the film festival to see the surprise movie. Nice little venue, big enough but still had a traditional feel about it. They coped with a surprise wheelchair well and were very helpful to make sure I could still have a seat.
Will visit again.

Visited June 2013
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Thank M R
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Wigtown
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great to see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

Loved our visit to the Filmhouse, it was great to see an independent doing so well. The foyer could've been a little more customer friendly though, but the staff were very helpful and more than made up for the overwhelming clutter and indistinct signage. The Cafe bar had a welcoming atmosphere but was a little grubby around the edges and had the look of a burger joint. The screening itself was done well, with good sound. The seats were comfortable and it was great to be able to take your drinks from the bar into the screening. It had the atmosphere of a venue that was serious about film, but could think a little more about design and layout.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Louise M
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“The cafe”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

The Filmhouse cafe is in dire need of a makeover. It is dated, dark and depressing. The carpet is disgusting and must be filthy it has been there so long. The tables and chairs are horrible. Why are there no old film posters decorating the walls? The menu, although actually quite good, hasn't changed in years and really needs a bit of updating and tweaking. The coffee is weak. I would love to go there more often but sadly don't feel motivated to do so. In short, they have become complacent and set in their ways.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Moravian19
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