The Cameo, Edinburgh
38 Home Street
Box Office Number: 0871 902 5723 (calls cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company's access charge)
General Manager: Kelly Hatton
The Cameo is located in the heart of Tollcross in Edinburgh, and is a short walk from the city centre.
Address: 38 Home Street, Edinburgh EH3 9LZ
We are a 15-minute walk from Haymarket station, and 30 minutes from Waverley.
We are easily accessible by bus, with routes 27, N16, N11, 23, 45, 36, 16, X15, 15, 11 and 10 running directly near the cinema. Plan your journey using the Lothian Buses Journey Planner.
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Click here to find us on Google Maps.
For parking information please visit the Edinburgh City Council car parks webpage.
The cinema will open at least 15 minutes before the start of the first film each day. Our telephone lines are open from 9.00am to 8.30pm, seven days a week. Please call 0871 902 5723 (calls cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company's access charge). You can book tickets online by clicking on the time of a film.
Admission is subject to our Terms of Admission.
Picturehouse Members enjoy the following benefits and discounts:
*3D shows carry a supplementary charge of £2, or £1.30 if you are reusing glasses. Free tickets cannot be used for premium-priced events. See our Terms And Conditions for details.
**With Member Plus you can bring up to three guests to any performance at the Members' price. You also get an additional Membership card, so a significant other in your life can make use of the account too!
Available to those who are over 60 and retired. You must bring proof of status to the cinema.
Available to those in full-time or part-time secondary or higher education (age 15+), including mature students. You must bring proof of status to the cinema. Find out more
For full details, and to buy or renew your Membership, call 0871 902 5723 or visit your local Picturehouse.
Members can call a dedicated helpline for anything concerning their Picturehouse Membership. Whether you want to find out when your Membership expires, check how many free tickets you have left or simply discuss your benefits and renewal options, we are here to help on 020 7733 2229.
Please note that while you can renew your Membership on this helpline, you cannot book tickets on this number. To book tickets, please call 0871 902 5747 (calls cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge).
Your Cameo Membership also entitles you to the following discounts and offers:
25% off your first year’s membership of the Institut Français d’Écosse, giving you full borrowing rights at the Institute's multimedia French library, free entrance to monthly film screenings, and reduced rates for cultural events
10% off the great range of wine, beers and spirits at Provenance Wines
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15% off the total bill at Frontier, an American food restaurant. (Monday to Thursday only)
Local business offers are subject to change.
Please present your Membership card to take advantage of the offers.
Join to receive free tickets, discounts and much more. It's a no-brainer!
Student Picturehouse Members enjoy the following benefits and discounts:
Student Picturehouse Membership is available to those in full-time or part-time secondary or higher education (age 15+), including mature students. You need to have valid photo student ID to be eligible.
Call 0871 902 5723 or visit your local Picturehouse for more details. Buy online now and pick up your new Membership card upon presentation of your NUS or student photo ID card at the cinema.
Every month E4, in partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas, screens a free film exclusively for students. From previews of the biggest new blockbusters to old-school classics, E4 Slackers Club shows the best movies around.
To become a member, you just need to take your NUS or student photo ID card to any Picturehouse Cinema and sign up for free. If you become a Student Picturehouse Member, you will automatically gain membership of E4 Slackers Club.
New for students! Two tickets for £10 on Picturehouse Screen Arts shows. See the best in theatre, dance and opera for the measly sum of £10, and take a mate with you! Screen Arts brings world-class arts productions to your local cinema, in glorious high definition on the big screen.
Only available on the day of the screening. Tickets must be booked in person. This offer is subject to availability.
Our Gift Cards can be used to buy anything for sale in any Picturehouse Cinema – whether it's a ticket or two for a cracking film, or a cup of coffee in one of our café bars.
They're simple, flexible and top-up-able!
Using Gift Cards at the cinema
You can use your Gift Card to purchase anything for sale. The exact amount will be taken off the card, and any money left over will remain on the card for another time. If there isn’t enough money on the card to cover your purchase, just pay by another method. There are no time limits on the card.
Gift Cards can only be used at Box Office and cannot be used over the phone or online.
Using Gift Cards over the phone
Tue-Fri from 5pm; all day Sat & Sun
Matinees & Late-night Shows
Tue-Fri to 5pm
First Show Wednesday
All day Monday
Except Bank Holidays
For the over-60s. Membership is free, and members can enjoy a free tea or coffee and biscuits at the weekly Silver Screen shows. Silver Screen members’ tickets are £6.00 for Silver Screen shows. Non-members are also welcome – the usual ticket prices apply.
For parents and guardians with babies under one year old. Membership is free and valid until the baby’s first birthday. Tickets are £8, babies come free. Only customers with babies will be admitted.
For preschool children and their parents and carers. Tickets are £3 for children, free for accompanying adults. No adult unaccompanied by a toddler will be admitted.
The unemployed can purchase a ticket at child ticket prices Tuesday to Thursday before 4.00pm.
For children aged three to 12. Tickets for children and accompanying adults are £2.00 each. No adult unaccompanied by a child will be admitted.
All tickets for Autism-Friendly Screenings are £3.00
Schools’ screenings are £3.50 per pupil, or £4 for premium films. Accompanying teachers come free. To request information on our schools' programme or to organise a trip, please contact Cinema Plus.
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.
Student tickets are available to those in full-time secondary or higher education.
Retired tickets are available to those over 60 who are retired.
Child tickets are available to those under 15.
Family tickets are for four people, at least two of whom must be under 15. Not applicable to premium-price screenings.
You may be asked for proof of age, which needs to be photographic ID with date of birth. Suitable proof includes a passport or a CitizenCard (details of which are available from the Box Office).
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.
*Includes Silver Screen and Slackers Club members, as well as paid-for Memberships.
This page explains the facilities for people with disabilities, and is intended to assist you in planning your visit.
Advance booking is always a good idea so that our staff can readily provide any assistance you require. Accompanying carers are eligible for a free ticket. We will happily reserve wheelchair spaces or seats in any particular part of the auditorium if this is helpful.
Customers with Limited Mobility
Screens 1 and 2 are accessible to customers with limited mobility, including wheelchair users. There are four wheelchair spaces in Screen 1 and two in Screen 2. Unfortunately Screen 3 is not accessible to wheelchair users, as entry is up a small number of steep steps.
There are steps up from the foyer into the bar inside the building. There is level access to the bar from the street through the Lochrin Place entrance.
If you're a driver or a passenger and you have mobility issues, you may be eligible for a Blue Badge. Further information on Blue Badges, including how to apply for one, can be found on the Scottish Government website.
With a Blue Badge you can park free of charge and without a time limit on street in Edinburgh.
Visually Impaired Customers
Guide dogs are welcome at The Cameo. If you wish to take a dog into a performance, please let us know when booking so we can arrange an aisle seat. Alternatively, your dog can be cared for by a member of staff for the duration of the performance.
Customers with Impaired Hearing
Certain performances carry subtitles, and these are clearly indicated in the programme. We also have a hearing induction system in Screen 1; please notify a member of staff if you wish to use this.
There is a fully accessible separate toilet for wheelchair users opposite the doors to Screen 1. There is an emergency call-point (the red hanging cord) inside should you need to summon assistance.
Customers who have a disability that means that they need a companion with them in the cinema can bring them to any Picturehouse Cinema for free.
You can sign up for a Carers Card which will automatically discount one of your tickets, and which you can use – without a booking fee – when buying tickets in person, online or by telephone. The card will also mean that you don’t have to explain your situation every time you visit the cinema.
Ticket prices for customers with disabilities are according to their circumstances (e.g. adult, Member or student); the free ticket applies to their companion. The card must be used in conjunction with a paid-for ticket or a Member’s free ticket.
All customers for 3D screenings – including those using free tickets – will need to buy a pair of 3D glasses. These can be reused if you keep them.
Signing up for a card is not required, but we hope it will make buying tickets easier. It is personal to you, and may not be used by other people.
To apply for a Picturehouse carer card, please take proof of eligibility to your nearest Picturehouse and a member of the team will set up your card. If you need additional information or advice please email email@example.com or call our customer service hotline on 020 7326 2649
The eligibility criteria are kept under review and may be updated from time to time; currently, people who receive one of the following benefits are eligible:
Additionally, limitations placed on Cinemas by their local licenses require children and young people under 8 years of age to be accompanied by a responsible person; consequently, applications for cards can only be considered for people who are 8 years of age or older.
The Cameo cinema bar provides a calm, welcoming environment to discuss film, have a quiet read or make use of our free Wi-Fi. We offer great coffee and a chilled-out atmosphere. Children and babies are welcome until 8.00, with high chairs and a toy box for your use. We also allow dogs!
Our quality snack food is sourced from local businesses including Breadwinner, Lo Spuntino and Union of Genius, and our dips are made in-house. A bevy of soup, quiches, pizza slices and strombolis are served until 10.00pm, alongside a range of top-notch biscuits and cakes.
We are always adapting and updating our carefully selected range of Scottish and international beers and lagers, fine spirits, and 18 different still and sparkling wines. Recent additions include Pickering’s Gin, made just a mile away at the Summerhall Distillery, and draught beers provided by Williams Brothers.
We have a regular film quiz (usually on the third Tuesday of the month), and many groups and clubs host events in the bar. So if you’re after a social outing or just a good coffee on your own, we’ve got you covered!