Have you got your tickets yet? The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) will take place from 20 June – 1 July. The box office opened on Thursday last week and the film fans among you will certainly have booked their first tickets already. If you still require accommodation in central Edinburgh for the nights of the Festival we might be able to help.
Our eco-friendly guest house offers 4-star quality bed and breakfast accommodation in the Haymarket area of Edinburgh’s city centre. It is located a mere 15 walking minutes from the Filmhouse Cinema on Lothian Road.
About the Filmhouse
The Filmhouse is THE independent cinema in Scotland. It has been around since 1979 – and has since then been one of the venues hosting the annual Filmfest. The Filmhouse is one of the cinemas at the heart of the Festival, with its website describing it as the “the offical home of the EIFF”. The atmosphere at the cinema has a certain buzz to it, especially during the Festival, which attracts films and audiences from all over the world.
Iit also has an amazing Café Bar. The Café Bar (fully licensed) is open all day/evening and serves tasty food and a wide variety of drinks. It’s the perfect place to while away an hour or two in between screenings – the crowd is usually an interesting mix, especially during the Film Festival.
Dos and Don’ts at the EIFF 2012:
If you’re still missing tickets for some of the screenings you’d like to see, book them online. It’s the quickest and most convenient way.
Enjoy dinner at the Filmhouse in between screenings. Our current favourites include the Filo Parcels filled with Feta cheese, pine nuts and spinach and the vegan soup of the day.
Consider studying the Open Studies course “An Insight into the Edinburgh International Film Festival” at Edinburgh University. It runs from 20-24 June and places are limited.
Loose heart when trying to book tickets during this first week the box office is open – it’s a busy time and the system might collapse if too many people try to access it at the same time. Keep trying to get through – it’s worth it.
Be late for an event! Latecomers might not be admitted to the screening – so be on time to avoid disappointment.
Miss seeing as much of Edinburgh as you can while you’re in town. Try to fit in trips to Edinburgh Castle, a Ghost Tour through the Old Town or a visit at Edinburgh Zoo if you can!
Opening/Closing Screenings: £15
Feature Films: £9
In Person events: £15
Concessions are available.
The Glenora still has a few rooms available for the second half of June. Be quick to book using our online booking calendar – accommodation is in demand during the EIFF.