There’s something quite nostalgic about a night at the ‘flix’ and Edinburgh’s cinema scene offers film buffs more than a fair share of choice; from boutique luxury and Afternoon tea through to art deco and sofa-service, along with the home of Edinburgh’s International Film Festival. Read on to discover our pic of the pics!
A relatively new addition to the Edinburgh cinema scene, is the Scotsman Picturehouse a boutique, 48 seat Picturehouse at The Scotsman hotel. The cinema features features ornate Edwardian cornice-work, wood panelling and luxurious bespoke red leather and velvet armchairs and sofas, each softly lit by table lamps. For a selection of screenings, special film packages have been created which include a meal in the Grand Cafe – once the home of the Advertising & Notices Dept. of the Scotsman Newspaper and now a stunning restaurant specialising in Scottish and seasonal produce. They include ‘Brunch and a Blockbuster’, ‘Afternoon Tea and a Matinee’ and dinner followed by a movie.
Address: 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1TR
The Dominion Cinema is an independent cinema located in Morningside. It was opened on 31 January 1938 and designed by architect Thomas Bowhill Gibson in an Art Deco style. The cinema shows a range of films from just out box office hits to classics and you can enhance your cinema experience with their “first class” experience where you can order from the bar and have your drinks and food delivered to your reclining sofa, so sit back relax and enjoy the film.
Address: Newbattle Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 4RT
Cameo Picture House
Originally opened as the King’s Cinema on 8 January 1914, The Cameo is one of the oldest cinemas in Scotland. Originally a single screen cinema until thew 80’s where two extra screens were added and restored to its full Edwardian splendour. Enjoy a drink before a show in their Cameo bar which serves a range of drinks and snacks then head to the cinema to watch a range of new releases and art house films.
Address: 38 Home St, Edinburgh EH3 9LZ
The Film House
The Film House is Scotland’s leading independent cinema, celebrating world cinema in all its brilliance and diversity, Filmhouse is the home of Edinburgh International Film Festival and the cinema screens over 700 films and events every year. As well as having three screens they have a comfortable café bar, offering a wide range of freshly-prepared food, including vegetarian and award-winning vegan options, and a great selection of ales and wines which can be taken to to enjoy while watching a film.
Address: 88 Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ