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The Filmhouse

88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ, Scotland
+44 131 228 2688
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Lovely comfortable cinema at great prices x

First visit was impressed with comfort on this cinema. Great price as for 2 including one... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
suebell262
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
via mobile
Enviable range and depth of world cinema

I personally dont know of any other UK cinema that has the range and depth of international films... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
Apicius71
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North East England, United Kingdom
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A small, three-screened theater playing Scotland's most innovative independent films.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

First visit was impressed with comfort on this cinema. Great price as for 2 including one concession were only £9 for afternoon movie. Didn't eat or drink but cafe bar looked very busy and popular would recommend visit x

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

I personally dont know of any other UK cinema that has the range and depth of international films that this has. Art house cinema at its best. That said it is still a small and welcoming convivial space. With a busy foyier and a host...More

Thank Apicius71
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

It's quirky, a bit shabby, the toilets have always been crap, and the food isn't up to much, but I love this place and have been coming here very regularly for 35 years. You don't come here for the food and the toilets: you come...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

This is a lovely cinema a little bit off Princes Street. The toilets are convenient and free wifi is great. The CafeBar serves up great food and has a great vibe and atmosphere. All the staff are friendly and helpful. The one downside is that...More

Thank Chris54354
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Came here to see Loving Vincent as it wasn't showing at the cinema we usually go to in Edinburgh, So glad we found it here . Lovely café which you can go to even if you are not seeing a film . Prices of film...More

Thank lindsey c
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Its always good to come here. Its quirkiness is its attraction. Tables with printing resembling film cans. Their DVD shop. Punters of all hues - blue rinse included. A pint of cider - Edinburgh prices. Cold drink, welcomed in the summer. A plate/bowl of chili...More

Thank MikeFromEdinburgh
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

A third of my way through Scotland Loves Animation 2017. Can't give the place enough credit, good friendly staff, decent food and a great selection of beer on tap in the cafe/bar (the Japanese one is great) and it even has some Black Isle Brewery...More

Thank Diotor
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the Filmhouse last evening. I wasn't aware it had such an atmospheric Cafe/Restaurant where the food was absolutely gorgeous and very reasonably priced too. It was a great place to relax and unwind before going to see your movie and every bit as...More

Thank Kenny F
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Having never before been to the venue, I made a technical enquiry about their recent 70mm screening of "Dunkirk". Not only did I receive a full and detailed email response, but I was also invited on a tour of the projection room! The friendly and...More

1  Thank GrahamStewart
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

I have been seeing Films at the Filmhouse since it opened ,latest was Christopher Nolan film Dunkirk in 70mm; Amazing experience,it is one of few Cinemas in UK set up to show films in 70mm. This is a great place to unwind with a Beer,...More

Thank Uppercraigorian
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Hi - there are 74 seats in Cinema 3
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