Our Story

Originally opened as the King's Cinema on 8 January 1914, The Cameo is one of the oldest cinemas in Scotland. The original screen was mirrored – the first of its kind in Scotland – and there were 673 seats in an auditorium showing silent films with orchestral accompaniment. In 1930 the cinema was fitted for sound.  It was refurbished in 1949, when it was renamed The Cameo, and it quickly established a reputation for screening art-house films and became part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival circuit. 

In the mid-1980s two extra screens were added and the original main auditorium was restored to its full Edwardian splendour. In more recent years the bar was extended and transformed. Today The Cameo enjoys a reputation as one of Edinburgh's little gems and is a warm and welcoming home for cinemagoers and cineastes.

The Cameo
38 Home Street
Edinburgh
London
EH3 9LZ

Opening Times

The cinema will open at least 15 minutes before the start of the first film each day.

Ticket Prices

Peak

Tuesday – Friday from 17.00.
All day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Adult    £12.20 

Member    £10.20 

Retired    £11.20 

Retired Member    £9.20 

Student    £11.20 

Student Member    £9.20 

Child    £7.70 

Family*    £30.80 

Off-Peak

Tuesday – Friday
from 17.00

Adult    £10.40 

Member    £8.40 

Retired    £9.40 

Retired Member    £7.40 

Student    £9.40 

Student Member    £7.40 

Child    £6.90

Family*    £27.60 

Happy Mondays

Every Monday
(except Bank Holidays)

Adult    £7.70 

Member    £5.70 

Retired    £7.70 

Retired Member    £5.70 

Student    £7.70 

Student Member    £5.70 

Child    £5.70

Family*    £22.80 


We add a 70p booking fee per ticket (excluding tickets for Picturehouse Members) to bookings made online or over the phone. This fee doesn't apply to tickets you buy in person at the cinema.

3D films cost £1.30 extra per person, not including 3D glasses (you can buy these at the cinema for an extra 70p, or bring your own).

*Family tickets are for four people, at least two of whom must be under 15. Not applicable to premium-priced screenings.


Have a question about our prices? We might have the answer in our FAQs.


Clubs & Groups

Big Scream   £8.40
The Big Scream club is for parents and guardians with babies under one year old. The Big Scream at Cameo takes place on Thursdays at 11.00.

Toddler Time   £3 (accompanying adults free)
Join us on Mondays at 11.00 for 30 minutes of episodes for preschool children and their parents and carers. A great way to introduce your toddler to the experience of the cinema!

Dementia-Friendly   £4 per person, with free tickets for accompanying carers.
Our Dementia-Friendly screenings are open to all but cater especially for people living with dementia. Free tea/coffee and biscuits are served before the film, and there's also a short interval. Click here for upcoming screenings.

Vintage Sundays   £5 Members / £8 general admission
Classic films back on the big screen where they belong. Click here for upcoming shows.

Discover   £5 Members / £8 general admission
Discover stunning cinema. Each week the Picturehouse film team champion one must-see film. Click here for upcoming shows.

Silver Screen   £6.40
A free-to-join club for the over-60s. Members can enjoy a free tea or coffee and biscuits at the weekly Silver Screen shows. Silver Screen runs Tuesdays before 17.00. Non-members are welcome - the usual ticket prices apply.

Screen Arts   ticket prices vary
Bringing world-class productions of theatre, ballet, opera and live music to the big screen.

Location

Travel Information

By Bus

The following bus routes run close to the cinema: 7, N16, N11, 23, 45, 36, 16, X15, 15, 11, 10.

By Train

The nearest stations are Haymarket (15-minute walk) and Waverley (30-minutes).

By Bike

Don't forget to plan your cycle route.

By Car

For parking information please visit the Edinburgh City Council website.

Cameo Gallery

Cameo Gallery