The Filmhouse has been making ’em laugh, cry and smile for about 35 years now. The building on Lothian Road has been altered over the years to accommodate a Cafe/Bar as well as three separate cinemas. The building is a former church and has been home to The Filmhouse since it moved there in 1978 following a spell in Randolph Crescent.
It has a reputation for showing world cinema and the kind of films you will not see elsewhere, and it is the home of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The EIFF and the Filmhouse formed the Centre for the Moving Image in 2009 which is a charitable body. The programme includes about 700 films and events each year. A fully accessible building the cinema also received a Go Shop Award from RNIB in 2012 in recognition of good practice.
To recognise our fabulous August visitor numbers we asked some of our contacts to offer our readers something as an Edinburgh Reporter Reward.
Our unique users in August were over 100,000 which is an amazing number of people – and two and a half times the number of people reading our website in January 2013.
Today the Edinburgh Reporter Reward we have on offer is two free tickets for a screening of your choice at The Filmhouse.
You can see what’s on at The Filmhouse this month by clicking here.
What you have to do is send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Edinburgh Reporter Rewards in the subject line giving us the answer The Filmhouse. The winning entry will be selected from all winning entries received by Friday 13 September at 5:00pm.
One of the films being shown this week is What Maisie Knew. Watch the trailer here:-
The cafe/bar is well regarded for its freshly prepared food with vegetarian and vegan options, and the good news is you can take your refreshments into the cinema with you, albeit in a plastic glass. The Filmhouse has its programme online, and the Filmhouse Player has been introduced allowing you to stream films online direct to your computer.
The work carried on here is funded by The City of Edinburgh Council, Creative Scotland and Europa Cinema and you can help too by becoming a member. This will allow you £1.50 off every ticket and invitations to special Members events. In addition there are opportunities for individual or corporate sponsors.