City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh


Cameo Cinema
38 Home Street
Edinburgh EH3 9LZ
EIFF - Cameo Cinema 1
Venue details
Edinburgh Area: 
Tollcross, Edinburgh
Telephone (info): 
0871 902 5723 (10p p/min from a BT landline)
Telephone (box office): 
0871 902 5723 (10p p/min from a BT landline)

Edinburgh's stylish arthouse cinema combines an old world filmhouse from the outside, while inside you can spread out in expansive, comfortable armchairs of Cinema 1. This historic auditorium has been largely unaltered or subdivided since it was built in 1914 when it was originally constructed as the King’s Cinema at the rear of an 1897 tenement block.

The Cameo Cinema bar (open 8.45am to late during the Edinburgh Film Festival) serves hot and cold drinks, has a relaxed atmos that makes it a good place to read the newspapers over a pint on a quiet afternoon. The cinema is fully licensed so you can take your drinks in to the cinema which is a real bonus.

As for films, this is where the major arthouse films are most likely to surface first.

Plans to convert the auditorium of Cameo One into a multi-purpose space were withdrawn in December 2005 after massive outcry.

The Cameo is near three cinemas - the Filmhouse and the Edinburgh Odeon on Lothian Road, and a little further away, Cineworld in Fountainbridge