City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Filmhouse

The Filmhouse
Venue details
Edinburgh Area: 
Lothian Road, Edinburgh
Telephone (info): 
0131 228 2689
Telephone (box office): 
0131 228 2688

Edinburgh's publicly-funded arthouse cinema is a hub for the city's film buffs. The Filmhouse has the most varied programme of alternative film, ranging from arthouse and foreign cinema to mainstream second run films.

Its Lothian Road location, puts it close to the Edinburgh Odeon, Cineworld, and Edinburgh Cameo Cinema.

It is also the location of the Central Box Office for the annual Edinburgh Film Festival, with other off-beat mini film fests thrown in throughout the year.

The café is a relaxed place to hang out for a coffee or pint (fairly good choice of beer on tap), and offers reasonable pre-film food, including vegetarian.

Best deal

Friday matinee special is £4.20 or £2.60 for concessions.


Before 5pm
Mon-Thur: £5.60, concessions £3.60
Friday: £3.60, concessions £2.10

After 5pm
Daily: £7.50, concessions £5.50.

All tickets to Weans’ World screenings are £2.50. Tickets for children under 12 are £2.50 for any screening.

Concessions include: students (with current matriculation card), School pupils (15-18 years), Children (under 15), Claimants (Income Support & Family Credit payment book), Senior Citizens, Disability or Invalidity status