FeaturedNext Screenings

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 |

Fragment of Fear

From the "Vintage British Thrillers" season

Richard C. Sarafian | UK | 1970 | 94 minutes

Reformed drug addict Tim Brett (David Hemmings) is holidaying in Italy with his aunt. When she is murdered, he tries to investigate, and soon his whole life is out of control.

Friday 25th January at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |

Zero Focus

From the "Whodunnit?" season

Yoshitaro Nomura | Japan | 1961 | 95 minutes

Teiko Uhara's new husband Kenichi disappears on a business trip. Following some false leads, misinterpreting clues, Teiko (Yoshiko Yuga) finally learns some unexpected truths about his fate.

Sunday 27th January at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |

The Loves of Pharaoh

From the "Pharaohs on Film" season

Ernst Lubitsch | Germany | 1922 | 100 minutes

The Ethiopian King offers his daughter to a powerful Pharaoh to secure peace between the two countries. "Truly, this is one of the most stunning presentations of a silent film that I've seen." (Blu-ray.com)

Sunday 27th 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).

POSTPONED 2018 Annual General Meeting POSTPONED

The AGM was postponed due to a power outage.

Notification of rescheduled meeting to follow by email (it is likely to be between films on a Sunday sometime in the new year). Note: The block had a power outage and The Filmhouse did not come back on when power was restored. Even when the power was restored to the Filmhouse it was going to take the staff at least an hour to restart and check the emergency lights, fire alarms etc.

It is also likely that “The Murder of Father Christmas” will be rescheduled at some point.


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.