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Cameo Cinema

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West End
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Great cinema with a fabulous cafe bar

My husband and I visit the Cameo several times a year and the staff are always polite and friendly. I have a bad back and I can't usually sit in "regular" cinema seats for the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I visit the Cameo several times a year and the staff are always polite and friendly. I have a bad back and I can't usually sit in "regular" cinema seats for the full duration of a movie without getting very sore and having to take a lot of painkillers to get me through the film. However, the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Really nice cinema, friendly staff. The bar does great hot chocolates and a nice range of cakes and snacks, which you can take in to the screen. There are three screens. Screen 1 is huge with nice reclining seats, screen 3 feels like a private viewing screen and is a nice size. Screen 2 is wide and shallow. A weird... More 

Thank Colin J
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I really love the Cameo. It's bit of unique, little gem among Edinburgh theatres and cinemas. Unique architecture and furniture, a lovely cafe (maybe the service here could be bit more efficient), a few but elegant movie theatres. I guess what makes this place special is the atmosphere - charming, welcoming, and overall authentic.

Thank Giuseppe M
Medellin, Colombia
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242 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We were in Screen 2 and it was tiny but despite that this place is wonderful. Everything, from purchasing the tickets to the snacks on sale - together with the films being presented - are exactly what cinemas should be.

Thank PhileasFoggontour
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87 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my trip to this cinema. So unique and lovely. Saw a film in screen 1 and it was just beautiful. So authentic. I also loved how the seats reclined! Bliss!

Thank Amy B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Just a quick trip up to see I, Daniel Blake (10 out of 10, but that's another review) lovely cinema, nice bar, great service, comfortable "reclining" seats, clear picture with excellent sound quality. It was worth the 120 mile round trip. One negative, nothing to do with the cinema though.... what a job to park the car nearby, but understand... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Cameo was the best hangover cure for me today, for which I am very grateful! Having been on a hen weekend, which had come to and end on Sunday morning, I had a lot of time to kill before my flight (by which point everyone else had gone home on the train). Seeing that they had a 1pm showing of... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Fantastic.Good choice of films. Comfortable. Welcoming. And brilliant well trained staff.Handled the incident where I was subject to homophobic abuse from another customer brilliantly. Excellent customer service.

Thank Caroline M
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

love this type of traditional cinema. cheap ticket prices, reasonably priced drinks and confectionery. bar attached too if you prefer a stiffer drink. screen was spotless and so comfy and relaxing, the chairs even reclined! excellent experience. highly recommended.

Thank Nm-xo
Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Nice to be in a traditional cinema. The film we saw was a bit silly. But the room and seats were really comfortable. The cafe/bar was really nice, a good place to sit and read/have a beer etc. Would return (for a better film this time).

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Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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