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Irish Film Institute

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Neighbourhood: South City Centre
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Address: 6 Eustace Street | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 679 5744
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A popular cinema in Temple Bar.

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chilled cinema bar cafe with reasonable prices and good foof

A very comfortable warm cafe and restuarant. I had the falafel and mushroom soup which were both reasonably priced and tasted good. Service was very good - its a nice place to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
brucewebb2005
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Sandown, United Kingdom
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Sandown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very comfortable warm cafe and restuarant. I had the falafel and mushroom soup which were both reasonably priced and tasted good. Service was very good - its a nice place to chill out and read the paper at the weekeend - Im working in Dublin at the moment.

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Thank brucewebb2005
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of twenty cinema buffs booked a few tables in the mezzanine where we held our annual film quiz followed by dinner. The service was great. Everybody had their meal served at the same time. I can only speak for my own meal but I had the boeuf bourguignon, which was delicious.

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1 Thank cmaguire16
County Kildare, Ireland
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived an hour before film due to start. Placed order for food and drinks, took at least 20 mins for drinks to arrive, had to remind waiting guy. The food when it did arrive was dreadful, chips tasted like they had been cooked in old, over-used oil. Fish was dry and over cooked. Just finished eating on time to make... More 

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Thank mlmcd2013
Dublin
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived 45 mins before a movie to get a sandwich. Asked for a menu after ten minutes. Another fifteen before order taken. Staff all use polite language but scowl when you talk to them. Awful.

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Thank Sovereign_Gar
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Horrific service. The waiter was extremely rude, aggressive and insulting. We brought this to the attention of another server but there was no follow up. The first waiter then followed us out shouting and a manager pulled him back, then proceeded to berate us for not complaining to him personally, said that his waiter and not been rude, and when... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We just arrived to see The Neon Demon. They immediately admitted us in the cinema room, not exactly the cleanest cimema in the world but anyway... I went downstairs to take a couple of beers. I told a couple of times to the girls at the bar that I needed to carry the beers in the cinema room, please give... More 

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1 Thank pretory
Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I saw a movie here today for the first time in 5 years and it remains as uncomfortable as ever. Worst cinema for comfort and quality I've been to. I have no idea why it doesn't invest some money in upgrading the seating and the facilities.

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Thank Annaghbeg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The Irish Film Institute stands in a quiet corner, not far from the much busier streets of Temple Bar. In the building next to it, there's the library and archive, which I did not have the time to visit, but looked quite promising. The film selection is very good, with independent films from everywhere (it belongs to the Europa Cinemas... More 

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Thank varejeira
Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

This Institute has never failed me. At each visit, I enjoyed the film. They have an impressive selection of the less well-known films, often with an international flavour. I also enjoy eating at the Institute - the meat platter with olives, artichokes, pesto and hot bread being a favourite!

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Thank Lozzatrip
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

I have been going here for years and availing of everything the place has to offer. From their café & bar, to their shop and cinema, I have experienced them all and enjoyed them tremendously. This is a great place and a fantastic way to support Irish and independent films from all over the world. If you are a local,... More 

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