38 Home Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9LZ
- Contact us:
47 reviews of The Cameo in English
I have visited the cameo on several occasions.Everything about this place is fantastic and its always busy.Why it was close to closing down is beyond me as a place like this could never be replaced.Long live the Cameo.
Not just the best cinema in Edinburgh, probably the best in the country. Usually a good selection of films on offer, providing you like the more artistic films out there rather than the run of the mill Hollywood fare. The Sunday double-bills can be good too, especially if you are a member and you get in for free. Prices are generally pretty reasonable anyway, and the bar has a pretty chilled out atmosphere with quite a decent selection of drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
The ciinema is very much geared towards adults (but not an adult cinema!) so it is quite nice to be able to sit through films without neds etc talking their way through them.
I went to see The Towering Inferno here when I was a kid, and they were painting the ceiling in the foyer gold and I was so entranced by the movie poster, showing lots of beautifully drawn famous actors being heroic or falling to their fiery deaths that I walked in to the pot of gold paint and got it all over my hush puppies. I'd been given the choice of Towering Inferno or the new James Bond at the time, and when the lift doors burst open, and all the poor fools fall out on fire, I sat their paralysed with fear and wished I'd chosen Bond.
I saw the Theatre of Blood there with about ten people, where the manager dressed up like an enthusiastic mad man and raved on about it before hand.
It's a great cinema, with a nice bar. Toilets are spartan to say the least, and down a rickety stair, but that's just part of the charm. Screens 2 and 3 are a bit pokey for my money, but it's got a million times more charm than any of the numerous faceless multiplexes.
I've always felt that it's actually not that cheap a cinema if you're a regular punter, but if that means strolling from the a bar where you could comfortably meet just for a beer, straight into the cinema, right in the heart of town, it'll continue to get my vote.
I love the Cameo. Reasons?
1 - It shows good films. Yes. Actual good films, that aren't just in english. Hallelujah!
2 - It's decently priced. I'm a student, and £8.90 to eat some awful, expensive popcorn in a horrible stained seat in a cavernous hall surrounded by kids playing with phones watching a film which will most likely be poor seems somewhat excessive. Cameo is below a fiver, and I'm happy.
3 - You have space to moce. Leg room, I might not be tall, but that doesn't mean that I don't like a bit of space. Cameo gives me that!
4 - It's got a good feeling about it. It's not a purpose-built multiplex, the building is gorgeous inside, it's got a nice wee bar so you can have a drink before or after the film, staff are all really helpful and nice. Just generally good
As a man who loves cinema, but hates the constant chatter of noise and kids who play with phones at the local multiplex, The Cameo is a real breath of fresh air. It has three screens with no.1 being the largest, grandest and most impressive of the three.
At The Cameo, they show a good range of film from art house through to the latest big releases with (my favourite) the double-bill on a Sunday which is also free for members.
Ever since discovering The Cameo all those years ago, it's always been my first choice for watching film on the big screen.
They have a bar with a well stocked selection of drinks and snacks but it is a wee tad expensive.
If you love movies, you'll love The Cameo!!
I should add that the staff are all fantastic and clearly love their job :)
Very nice little cinema. Play a nice variety of mainstream, independant and foreign films. Staff are friendly and helpful and the bar is a great place to wait for the movie to start. Comfortable enough seats in the cinemas themselvers and they have all the usual snacks and drinks available though lose points for no longer selling poppets.
The Cameo Cinema has real character, and is where those of us who truly love cinema go to watch movies.
Nowhere else in Edinburgh is as likely to screen gems of cinema from outside the Hollywood machine. New foreign and arthouse movies, as well as double-billed classics every Sunday, are all reasons to check out the Cameo.
Oh, and you can get a nice cold pint as well.
'The Cameo' is a cinema for people who really love cinema. It is an arthouse cinema and you can often find films here that you wouldn't find at standard mainstream picture house. I haven't been here very often as I unashamedly have a cineworld unlimited card but I did go here this year for a preview screening of 'Let the Right One In' this year. This is an old-style cinema that makes you think of cinemas your gran would have gone to as a child. The main screening room is stunning with columns and busts on top. The chairs are also very comfortable and you can just sink in as you're watching the film. I would definitely go here again if a more obscure film caught my eye. It makes me wish I had more money to spend on cinema outings. Although, I must admit, the membership deal looks tempting. There's lots of meets and greets with film directors and other people behind film production and creation which looks interesting. This is a historic cinema that I hope never disappears.
great cinema. a welcome break from the big cinemas like ucg vue. some mainsteam but lots of smaller foreign films / not as faffy as the filmhouse but definately good choices and variety. staff young and friendly with drinks from the bar being allowed in. good ice cream and comfy seats.
Reviewed using iPhone. Get the app
Great wee cinema, went here on the 5th Feb 2009, for a special event!, (Meet bruce Campbell of Evil Dead Movies) I understand its Scotland oldest operating cinema. And its wonderful inside. A lot of character, great traditional feeling of going to the movies. The seat are comfortable, and plenty of legroom. The place has wonderful statues and wonderul stuff held on from when a cinema was the hub of a community. The staff love the place and the one i spoke to was very knowledgable about its history and seemed proud to work there. The food stand does not have rip off prices as you would find in a big multiscreen. With a juice for £1.50 and popcorn for just over £2. Also posh coffee for £1.50. And you can bring a beer into the picture if you wish. The manager is lovely. i did’nt use the bar. But it seemed quite busy for folk not seeing a movie. Its choice of films seem to be between, blockbusters and your restricted release/independant/arthouse movies. I loved the Cameo and had a ball meeting a hero of mine while i was there. I will certainly visit again next time im in Edinburgh.
Hail to the king baby.. well done Cameo!!
Part of the Europa independent cinema network this is a proper cinema and there’s nothing corporate about it. It does show popular films but can be relied upon to show the unusual films that an arthouse cinema should. A decent coffee only costs £1.40 and there is plenty legroom in Cinema 1. Cinema 2 and 3 are small but I’ve been to some cracking Q+A sessions there with directors, so small was better as you were closer to the action. They have a regular quiz night and it’s always used as a Film Festival venue so lots going on. Only 4 stars because the parking is so crap in Tolcross in general.
Independent cinema, showing some films you wouldnt be able to see anywhere else. It is surely worth visiting, it have more family fell, than from big chains cinema. The prices are comparable to big chain cinemas. It havve a little bar, in which you buy drinks or snacks. The seat are good size and comfortable. It is good cinema!
What can I say about the Cameo that hasn’t already been said? Nothing. So I’ll just repeat what others have already highlighted- Good bar, good ice cream, good choice of indie/foreign films, etc. I love any cinema where you can take a cup of coffee, an ice cream and a glass of wine into the screen with you. And I love even more any cinema that shows good films. The sunday double bills are normally a good choice. And the futureshorts events hosted here are really interesting. Good stuff. Oh, and it is quite comfy inside the screens. I think that’ll do.
Write your review of The Cameo
Places nearby The Cameo
Your bookmark has been removed
Your bookmark has been saved
Did you know?
You can access your bookmarks from our mobile apps!
From now on, we'll make sure you get updates about this place.