If you like to see an unforgettable film in the perfect location, then visiting The Cameo is essential on your visit to Edinburgh. At almost one hundred years old, The Cameo is one of the oldest surviving cinemas in Scotland, and it is the only one with most of the original décor intact.
Film fans of all genres can expect to find something for them in The Cameo, it didn’t used to show a lot of mainstream films but accommodates more now, however it still makes space for independent and world cinema in its programming. It also has a lot of special screenings, such as Discover Tuesday where they show a more esoteric film, and After Dark which is a cult classic shown late on some Saturdays. There are also Vintage Sundays where they show a classic. The Cameo has recently completed refurbishments on all screens. However the seats are just as comfortable for the most part and the new screens look fantastic.
There is a bar, which can be somewhat quiet during the week but is sometimes packed on Friday and Saturday nights. The drinks can be a little on the expensive side but the drinks are of good quality, and the hot chocolate is one of the best in Edinburgh
I have visited cinemas in a lot of different cities, but none have ever surpassed The Cameo. It is a place that I feel lucky to have so close to me.