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 



There is a £1.50 booking fee per transaction for telephone and online bookings. This fee does not apply to Picturehouse Members, or to tickets purchased in person at the cinema.

3D films cost £1.30 extra per person, not including 3D glasses. These cost an additional 70p and can be purchased at the cinema if you do not have your own.

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

Tickets for Discover and Vintage Sundays screenings are £5 for Members (£8 general admission).

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

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