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Cameo Cinema

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Why locals love it

Cameo is a unique place to watch the movies. It is not a multiplex cinema, but a picturehouse from the past, the oldest surviving one in Scotland. Besides mainstream movies there are vintage classics, foreign-language world cinema and other special screenings. Cameo is the best place for true cinema lovers.

Why you should visit it

The history of this little art cinema dates back as far as 1914. Cameo has almost all of its original decor intact, and the Edwardian splendour gives the place a special character. Enjoy the movies, and visit the Cameo bar for a pre-movie bite or a post-movie drink.

Special tip

Cameo has been a venue for the Edinburgh International Film Festival since 1949, and it is one of the best independent cinemas in the UK.

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Hi! I would like to visit the cinema! But can you please tell me is there usually tickets available or I need to buy them in advance? Thank you!
May 22, 2019
Hi Katarina, it very much depends which movie you want to watch and at what time. If you go to their website and select a screening, the system will show how many tickets are available. Enjoy!
Local Guru
May 23, 2019
shows a great range of films that you won't find in the multiplexes.
February 13, 2018
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