PREVIEW – Rough Guide to Edinburgh International Film Festival Venues

The Filmhouse

Rough Guide to the EIFF venues

On the edge of Bristo Square, Teviot House (dubbed ‘Festivalhouse@Teviot’ for EIFF) is the new heart of the Film Festival. Throughout the festival you can find many events here, with a public lounge upstairs and the press office buried in the basement. George Square Theatre and Edinburgh Festival Theatre are just a short walk. If you’re feeling peckish while you’re in the area, Koi (Japanese) is worth checking out.

A leisurely 20 minute walk will take you from Festivalhouse@Teviot to the Cameo and Filmhouse cinemas. If you’re visiting Edinburgh for the first time a detour through Grassmarket offers some alternative views of the imposing castle ramparts, as well as a plethora of places to eat and drink.

The Filmhouse and Cameo both have bars serving snacks (and full hot meals at the Filmhouse) but if you fancy some fresh air, nearby there are plenty of places discover between screenings, such as an IllegalJacks burrito on Lothian Road or a lovely cuppa at Tea Tree Tea on Bread Street (both have fast reliable wifi).  5 minutes walk from the Filmhouse and you are at the West End of Princes Street.

At the East end of Princes Street, St Andrew Square plays host to a series of free outdoor movies fit for family viewing throughout the day (16th-19th June).

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