Filmhouse Cinema

West End

Art house releases, special events and a buzzing cafe-bar make this Edinburgh's foremost independent cinema

Billing itself as 'Edinburgh's foremost independent cinema', the Filmhouse is the best place to go for art house releases, with seasons, special screenings and a buzzing cafe-bar all part of the appeal. It's also the home of several annual film festivals, not least the Edinburgh International Film Festival every June.

Venue name: Filmhouse Cinema
Contact:
Address: 88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh
EH3 9BZ
Price: £5-£8.20
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  • Time Out says
    • 2 out of 5 stars
    This German attempt to match Hollywood at digital animation proves that technical knowhow and a reliable old yarn will only get you so far when imagination is lacking. It’s an ingenious set-up: the Greystoke Corp is exploring remotest Africa for t...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    More combustible than most bands (and most explosives), The Who had a street fighter for a frontman, a thorny intellectual for a guitarist, a lunatic whirlwind for a drummer and John Entwistle on bass. As we learn in the puckishly entertaining doc...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    Don’t wait for the remake of this German concentration camp survivor drama. And you can bet that right now in Hollywood someone’s assistant’s assistant is putting a call in to snap up the rights – it’s too good a story to pass up. Nina Hoss, Germa...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    ‘Don’t kill him – wear him down.’ Those are among the first words we hear in Abderrahmane Sissako’s devastating African drama ‘Timbuktu’, spoken by a gun-toting jihadist chasing down a fleeing gazelle. The scene sets a chilling tone that’s impossi...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    Don’t call this tale of the misadventures of a high-pitched sponge and his random pals living in the undersea village of Bikini Bottom 'kids’ stuff'. Nickelodeon’s animated TV sensation has always been a home for surreal stoner humour, utterly ina...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    After the heartbreaking true story ‘Dreams of a Life’ (2011), British writer-director Carol Morley shows startling versatility and ambition with this jawdropping mash-up of ‘If’ and ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ set in an all-girl grammar school circa ...
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