The Parnell Centre, Parnell St, Rotunda, Dublin

The biggest cinema in Ireland, Cineworld on Parnell Street boasts no fewer than 17 screens, including a digital IMAX. Home to the Festival Box Office, it plays host to galas and special presentations throughout the Festival. For big-screen spectacle and sheer glamour, Cineworld is hard to beat!

6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin

Tucked discretely off Eustace Street, it’s hard to believe that the Irish Film Institute is a stone’s throw from the hubbub of Temple Bar. Built around a central courtyard, the IFI is a haven of tranquillity (except when the doors open for a screening!), with a great café and restaurant, and a bookshop/DVD store for all your cinematic needs. The IFI’s three screens are used regularly throughout the Festival for screenings of art house and independent films.

Light House Cinema
Market Square, Smithfield, Dublin

First opened in 2008 in up-and-coming Smithfield, the Light House Cinema feels more like an art gallery mixed with a nightclub than a cinema, with whitewashed walls, a great bar, and plenty of spaces for parties and events. Patrons descend a grand staircase into the basement, where four screens show an eclectic mix of Hollywood and independent films.

Other Venues

Screenings also take place throughout the Festival at a wide range of venues across Dublin, including Movies @ Dundrum, the focus for our Fantastic Flix programme of children’s films; the OmnipleX Cinema Rathmines, Odeon cinemas in Point Square, Charlestown and Blanchardstown, and the Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire.


DIFF House, Light House Cinema, IFI and Cineworld all have wheelchair access.

We also work with a number of other partner venues and are happy to answer any queries regarding accessibility.

If you are a wheelchair user and wish to make a booking please contact the box office on +353 1 687 7974 so that we can make sure that there are facilities to accommodate your needs.