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The Filmhouse

88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ, Scotland
+44 131 228 2688
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Charming Old Cinema with Great Movies new and old!

This is a lovely cinema a little bit off Princes Street. The toilets are convenient and free wifi... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
Vancouver, Canada
Better value for money than the big cinemas

Came here to see Loving Vincent as it wasn't showing at the cinema we usually go to in Edinburgh... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
lindsey c
Edinburgh, 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
West End
+44 131 228 2688
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Reviewed 21 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
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
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
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
Reviewed 22 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
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
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
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Filmhouse in Lothian Road Edinburgh is one of these European cinemas that shows non main stream films and re shows films you might have missed, for a couple of days only. Always worth checking out what is on. In addition they have a great café...More

Thank Taxgirlsheila
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Went along to see a film. Ended up having a drink before and a delicious meal afterwards. What a great place - almost the perfect cinema.

Thank Sonofabob
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Small independent cinema is so much better than big cinemas! I liked that there is no schedule of seating and you can take beer from the bar to the movie hall. Just opposite of the cinema variety of bars is excellent! Enjoy drinks before and...More

Thank Željka J
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citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
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Phyllida A
2 January 2015|
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Response from Yvonne S |
Yes - Filmhouse has free public wifi