FeaturedNext Screenings

The Fabulous Baron Munchausen

From the "Surreal | Fantasy" season

Karl Zeman | Czechoslovakia | 1961 | 85 minutes

Newly restored, Zeman's wildly inventive and comic take on the surreal adventures of the bragging Baron explodes on to the screen in a riot of colour, visual wit and poetic verve.

Friday 22nd February at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |

Bad Girl

From the "Complicated Women (pre-code Hollywood)" season

Frank Borzage | USA | 1931 | 88 minutes

A man and woman, skeptical about romance, nonetheless fall in love and are wed, but their lack of confidence in the opposite sex haunts their marriage.

Sunday 24th February at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |

The Aura

From the "Fabian Bielinsky | Argentina" season

Fabian Bielinsky | Argentina | 2006 | 134 minutes

On his first ever hunting trip, in the calm of the Patagonian forest, a shy, epileptic taxidermist (Ricardo Darin) who secretly dreams of executing the perfect crime stumbles upon an opportunity to make his dreams come true.

Sunday 24th February at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

From the "Surreal | Fantasy" season

Jaromil Jires | Czechoslovakia | 1970 | 77 minutes

Valerie, a girl on the verge of womanhood, finds herself in a sensual fantasy-land of vampires, witchcraft, and other threats in this eerie and mystical film daydream.

Friday 1st March at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |

Safe in Hell

From the "Complicated Women (pre-code Hollywood)" season

William Wellman | USA | 1931 | 73 minutes

After accidentally killing the man who raped and forced her into prostitution, a New Orleans woman (Dorothy Mackaill) flees to a Caribbean island. While she awaits her fiance, the vicious local police chief sets his sights on her.

Sunday 3rd March at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |

Pather Panchali

From the "Satyajit Ray's 'Apu Trilogy'" season

Satyajit Ray | India | 1955 | 125 minutes

"A miracle of lyrical realism: the detailed, documentary-style observation of [Bengali] village life as experienced by young Apu, his sister Durga, their parents and ancient grandma is inflected by a marvellous use of motifs to turn a simple rites-of-passage story into pure poetry." (TimeOut)

Sunday 3rd March 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.