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Irish Film Institute

6 Eustace Street | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 679 5744
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First time to visit was to see Loving Vincent

Really nice cinema with larger seats than usual. It was the 2nd run of the movie we went to see so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Helen D
Kildare, Ireland
Great spot

If you love films, visit this place . Some variety compared to the usual Hollywood output, and it... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
Tangier-Tetouan Region, Morocco
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A popular cinema in Temple Bar.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“temple bar” (17 reviews)
“great cinema” (4 reviews)
“small cinemas” (3 reviews)
6 Eustace Street | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 679 5744
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice cinema with larger seats than usual. It was the 2nd run of the movie we went to see so we almost had the cinema to ourselves. Very enjoyable . Found the sound a bit loud so we were well prepared when we visited...More

Thank Helen D
Reviewed 17 December 2017

If you love films, visit this place . Some variety compared to the usual Hollywood output, and it has a cinema club feel with 3 screens and a decent restaurand and bar , right in the Temple bar area so very convenient. Prices are reasonable...More

Thank 0ciaran
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Very few places showing arthouse films in Dublin so very thankful for the IFI in Temple Bar. There is an alternative air to the whole experience (see photo) – a place for true cinephiles. We were in cinema 1, which was a good size, with...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 6 November 2017

A funky fabulous collection of and small cinemas and cafe. Watched a film, ate dinner. Served by a friendly 'first day' waiter. Lost a star for the food .... I chose the chick pea stew .... which tasted as though it had been 'fast cooked'...More

Thank Almostgreynomad
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The IFI is a great little hideaway in the middle of temple bar. It shows a wide variety of film, with a focus on independent and alternative film. We saw Loving Vincent which we thoroughly enjoyed. The seats are notably comfortable. The only complaint we...More

Thank JenandNeil365
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The IFI is an oasis of calm in the middle of the hubbub of Templebar. The staff are always lovely. You can drop in for a coffee or a meal or stay for a film. The shop is very well stocked with books and DVDS....More

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

I think the Irish Film Institute is a little gem in the heart of Temple Bar!! The movie Maudie brought me to tears 😢an emotional true life film about an amazing woman and Artist. I would highly recommend a visit. I will be back soon...More

Thank Jacinta E
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Love this place-- committed to film, showing arty and mainstream films. Relaxed cafe attached with beer travelers if you want to take one into the film. Old school theaters (no cup holders, no fancy digs, but well curated films). Love the glass film-strip walkway into...More

Thank YearofYes
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Independent films, well stocked bar, decent restaurant and the best collection of films in the shop. It was good to step into another world away from the bustle and craziness of the streets outside.

Thank Christinefireheart
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Went to a film this afternoon at IFI which is always enjoyable. We usually eat in one of the Italian restaurants nearby but today we thought we would try the IFI Cafe Bar instead. We both ordered burgers. At €12.25 they should be reasonably edible....More

Thank Joseph B
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