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Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre
Mill Road


Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre


The Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre (RBCFT) is a 69-seat cinema in a converted 18th century mill on the banks of the River Nith. The RBCFT screens a mixture of contemporary independent cinema as well as foreign language and arthouse films, documentaries, Live Events and classic films. We also have regular screenings for children and families as well as autism friendly relaxed screenings and dementia friendly films. Throughout the winter months, we host the popular Monday Night Film Club where customers stay on to discuss the evening film over coffee.

The Robert Burns centre Film Theatre shares the Robert Burns Centre with a museum which tells the story of Robert Burns’ last years spent in the bustling streets and lively atmosphere of Dumfries in the late eighteenth century. Recently redisplayed, the exhibition showcases a precious collection of artefacts that are of national significance. Visitors can explore Dumfries as it would have been at the time of Robert Burns through a fascinating 3D landscape model, with additional information and illustrations available on two new gallery apps. An audio booth gives visitors the chance to listen to contemporary performances of the poets’ songs and poems and younger visitors can discover more about Scotland’s national bard through a new gallery trail, colouring sheets, word games and jigsaws.

Also in the building is the Jaggy Thistle Bistro – opening times and menus are available at

The Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre is now open, film screening programme is available at

Robert Burns Centre Museum is also now open, Tues – Sat 10am  – 1pm, 1.30 – 4pm. Book your free visit either online at or by calling the Midsteeple Box Office Tue – Sat 10am to 1pm on 01387 253383.

Accessibility: The Film Theatre is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs and has an accessible toilet. The cinema has space for 4 wheelchair users – advance booking these spaces is recommended.
There is a disabled badge holder’s space in the car park. The restaurant area and museum on the first floor can be reached via a stair lift.
The auditorium is fitted with a loop receiver which is suitable for people with hearing aids with a T switch.
The RBC accepts the CEA Card (Cinema Exhibitors’ Association Card). This is a national card that can be used to verify that the holder is entitled to one free ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema.The card holder is charged at Full Ticket price.
Application forms can be picked up from the box office or downloaded from
For regular screenings, CEA Card holders will be entitled to one free ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema.
For Access Cinema screenings, anyone who needs to bring along a helper to assist them in any way, will receive a complimentary ticket.

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