FeaturedNext Screenings

The Murder of Father Christmas

From the "Special Screening | Christmas/AGM" season

Christian-Jaque | France | 1941 | 104 minutes

As a French Alpine village prepares to celebrate Christmas, the normally close-knit community is shocked to find that the man who has played the village pere Noel (Father Christmas) for many years appears to have been murdered.

Sunday 16th December at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |

The Kennel Murder Case

From the "Whodunnit?" season

Michael Curtiz | USA | 1933 | 73 minutes

Philo Vance (William Powell), accompanied by his prize-losing Scottish terrier, investigates the locked-room murder of a prominent and much-hated antiques collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an important clue.

Sunday 13th January at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


From the "Documentaries" season

Georges Rouquier | France | 1946 | 90 minutes

One year (1944 to 1945) in the life of a peasant family, on the Farrebique farm in the Rouergue region of France. We see the rhythm of seasons, the family's closeness to their animals and to nature, the coming of electricity, and facing an often harsh life.

Sunday 13th January at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |

Cash on Demand

From the "Vintage British Thrillers" season

Quentin Lawrence | UK | 1961 | 80 minutes

A charming but ruthless criminal (Andre Morell) holds the family of a bank manager (Peter Cushing) hostage as part of a cold-blooded plan to steal £97,000.

Friday 18th January at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |

Green For Danger

From the "Whodunnit?" season

Sidney Gilliat | UK | 1946 | 91 minutes

In the midst of Nazi air raids, a postman dies on the operating table at a rural English hospital. But was the death accidental? Enter Inspector Cockrill of the Yard (Alastair Sim) to clear the whole mess up.

Sunday 20th January at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |

Cousin Jules

From the "Documentaries" season

Dominique Benicheti | France | 1973 | 91 minutes

Shot between 1968 and 1973, this is a nearly dialogue-free documentary (filmed in CinemaScope) about the self-sustaining life of an octogenarian farmer couple in Burgundy, marking the passing away of a form of French rural life.

Sunday 20th January at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |

FeaturedThe 2018-19 Programme and Brochure

Between October 2018 and March 2019 the Guild is screening over 60 films, three a week:

  • Sunday afternoon, usually starting at 4.30pm
  • Sunday evening, starting at 7pm
  • Friday evening, starting at 8pm

You can join online, in person at any screening, or by completing and returning the print form

Membership starts at just £20.

A full online list of screenings is available here and a PDF copy of the print brochure is available here.

All the films we show are grouped into two, three or five film seasons. The films in a season are linked by genre (e.g. British Silent Films), director (e.g. Edward Yang), star (e.g. Michèle Morgan), or theme (e.g. Classics of Soviet Cinema).

2018 Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the 64th Annual General Meeting of the Guild will be held in the Guild Cinema FilmHouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ on Sunday, 16th December 2018 at about 6.15pm immediately after the screening of our Christmas film “The Murder of Father Christmas”.

We are always looking for volunteers who can help to run the Guild. Tasks are not onerous. Volunteers or nominations of candidates for council members and office bearers need to be submitted to the EFG by the start of the AGM.

The meeting will be followed by our Christmas party with drinks and buffet.