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The Filmhouse

88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ, Scotland
+44 131 228 2688
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A great place for more than a movie!

We visited the Filmhouse last evening. I wasn't aware it had such an atmospheric Cafe/Restaurant... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kenny F
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Memorable Cinema Experience

Having never before been to the venue, I made a technical enquiry about their recent 70mm screening... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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A small, three-screened theater playing Scotland's most innovative independent films.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ, Scotland
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+44 131 228 2688
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 6 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
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Despite being frequently extremely pretentious the sporadic moments of genuinely inspired programming makes up for it. I've seen countless classic on the big screen over the years at the Filmhouse and discovered many hidden gems. In this regard the Filmhouse offers you a priceless chance...More

Thank Shawn W
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

sing a long of Calamity Jane. Amazing fantastic a blast. what a great idea and we had such fun singing along to all the songs. I fed back to front desk staff what a blast and were they planning more with some more of my...More

Thank caggieking
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Been here many times before and always good.Had the beef chilli and my other half had the filo parcels. Both really nice. The place was mega busy and difficult to get a seat. Menus are on the bar and specials posted on the wall behind....More

Thank Weirdytwins
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We went to the cinema to watch 'A United Kingdom'. It is a lovely experience and I only wish there were more independent cinemas like this around!

Thank Rachel T
West End
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
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Phyllida A
3 January 2015|
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Yes - Filmhouse has free public wifi