The Electric, Shoreditch

Cinemas , Independent Bethnal Green
  • 4 out of 5 stars
(4 user reviews)
30 Love It
Save it

Formerly the Aubin, this snug little cinema is now part of the Soho House group (which also owns the gorgeous Electric Portobello). Everything about the Electric Shoreditch exudes luxury, from the leather armchairs and footstools to the cashmere blankets and chic little tables to hold your drinks. We recommend seats in the middle of rows B and C for the best views. And if you’re in need of a manicure or a haircut, this is the perfect venue: it's in the basement of Barber & Parlour, a three-storey preening paradise that opened in October, 2014. On the first floor you can get a mani or up-do at the Cheeky Parlour. On the ground floor, alongside a café selling flat whites, you’ll find barbers Neville.

Venue name: The Electric, Shoreditch
Contact:
Address: 64-66 Redchurch St
Shoreditch
London
E2 7DP
Transport: Tube: Old St
Do you own this business?
  • Time Out says
    • 2 out of 5 stars
    There’s a wince-inducing scene in the middle of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ that says just about everything you need to know about this sprawling superheroic mess. It’s 1983, and a group of teenage mutants walk out of a screening of ‘Return of the Jedi’, ...
    Read more
  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    This drone drama arrives so steeped in the clichés of the Hollywood terror-plot actioner – barking generals, truckloads of jihadis, a faintly exotic soundtrack – that it initially almost feels comical. Writer Guy Hibbert ('Omagh') and director Gav...
    Read more
  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    John le Carré’s novels have undergone some attention-grabbing adaptations in recent years, starting with ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ in 2011 and continuing recently with ‘The Night Manager’ on TV. The latest is ‘Our Kind of Traitor’, based on le C...
    Read more

Average User Rating

4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:0
  • 4 star:3
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
LiveReviews|4
1 person listening
Corina B
Tastemaker

Absolutely loved this experience, it feels almost as if you're home with a couple of friends watching a movie and it is right next to Brick Lane, so if you feel like you want to unwind on after going to the market this is a perfect spot.

The staff was all very friendly and welcoming. I would definitely recommend this cinema, the only thing is that you should check online prior to going as they only have one screen and it fills up very quickly so it's more of something you have to plan beforehand rather than just decide to go.

Hollibakes
Tastemaker

A perfect choice if you're not into the massive hundred seater screens across town! This dinky little cinema costs pretty much the same price as it's larger competitors, but yet is in a whole different class. You get an EXTREMELY comfortable plush armchair, with a side table with a cute little vintage lamp on it. There is also a plump cushion to rest your back on, and a super soft cashmere blanket - which you're warned are magically security tagged somehow, so don't contemplate about wandering off with one ;)


You can also grab a nice pint to enjoy the film with - something the major chains should really pick up on. Oh and the nachos they serve are like 100 times better than the chains... I would definitely recommend them. The freshly squeezed juice is a little on the pricey side, so maybe opt for something different if you're watching the pennies. My only problem with this place is the fact it doesn't have freshly popped popcorn. Being an avid cinema goer, I like to tuck into some salty sweet little fluffy kernals, but the best this place can offer are the tiny pre-packaged bags from a well known chain brand. Not cool.

Vishaal V
Tastemaker

Really cosy and intimate venue for films. It works great as a date night, especially if you can book of one of the sofa seats. The seats are much more comfortable than typical cinemas. 


Though if you enjoy the experience of watching a film with hundreds of other people this may not br for you. It feels more like a private showing for you and a few friends. 

bext45
Tastemaker

For the same price of going to a multiplex cinema you could instead come here. A perfectly formed cinema; small and intimate and heavenly comfortable. Wide armchairs, a drinks table and a divine cashmere blanket all accompanied by a glass of wine (or whatever drink floats your boat). Showing a great array of blockbusters and smaller independent films. My only gripe - they need to work on their snack offering, there really isn't enough on offer (only one chocolate bar - heaven forbid!).