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The Filmhouse

Open Now: 10:00 - 21:00
Open today: 10:00 - 21:00
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I love the Filmhouse, I love the films they show from old classics to documentaries to foreign... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Love at first sight

Lovely venue, friendly staff, great ambiance and a reasonable bar. Selection of movies are diverse... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Rosihan B
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A small, three-screened theater playing Scotland's most innovative independent films.
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88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ, Scotland
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+44 131 228 2688
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

I love the Filmhouse, I love the films they show from old classics to documentaries to foreign films and kids films, there is a good mix and something to suit all. The theatre is comfortable and warm and has a vintage feel to it as...More

Thank weekak
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely venue, friendly staff, great ambiance and a reasonable bar. Selection of movies are diverse and interesting.

Thank Rosihan B
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

The film programme is very good, and cinema screens are comfy. The toilets are a little worse for wear, the gents was broken when I visited. The cafe is perfectly fine but doesn’t have a lot of character. Could do with a refurb, maybe? The...More

Thank Podmax
Reviewed 2 August 2018

I saw "To Catch a Thief". It's not Hitchcock's best effort, but entertaining nonetheless, and made better by the "big screen" experience at The Filmhouse. So much nicer than the Vue: the seating is more comfortable, and you can get food and drinks without leaving...More

Thank Seamusd77
Reviewed 1 August 2018

The Filmhouse is located too conveniently right next to our bus stop, so we often drop in for a quick drink, which usually ends up with at least one bottle! Reasonable prices, particularly the house wine. Food looked good, but we've only ever had dessert....More

Thank kathryndob
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Please can you list more ingredients on the menu. I avoid anything with chillies and olives but even when not listed the salads come overloaded with olives. I told the staff I was intolerant to anything in the tomato family and requested no tomatoes on...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

We attended a screening from the Edinburgh International Film Festival here. It was great! Really glad we did!! It is a great venue with comfy old seats. The Lobby was a little small but that always seems to happen when you are bringing a festival...More

Thank Katie F
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

Thank suebell262
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
Reviewed 18 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

Thank Taycheedah
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Response from 576yvonnes | Property representative |
Hi - there are 74 seats in Cinema 3
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Yes - Filmhouse has free public wifi