Filmhouse Cinema

Cinemas , Independent Old Town
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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
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Address: 88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh
EH3 9BZ
Price: £5-£8.20
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Daniele
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If you love art house films head straight for this beautiful cinema when in Edinburgh. Very good programme and a good cafe to meet like-minded people.