Rich Mix

Cinemas, Independent Shoreditch
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Rich Mix

Recently saved from threatened closure, Shoreditch's independent cultural centre houses three cinema screens alongside exhibition and performance spaces and a cafe/bar. Run as a charity, it's a vibrant arts hub and any given week could see it hosting an assortment of music gigs, theatre shows, art exhibitions, themed festivals and all manner of workshops. 

Families are well catered for with weekly parent and baby cinema screenings of the latest films, a family cinema club with affordable tickets and the fortnightly Wiggly Jigglers active play session for under-twos.

Local residents with a Tower Hamlets Libraries or Ideas Store card get discounted entry to cinema screenings.

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Venue name: Rich Mix
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Address: 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
London
E1 6LA
Opening hours: Daily 9am-11pm
Transport: Shoreditch High St Overground
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    The young writer-director Damien Chazelle has followed his Oscar-winning drama 'Whiplash' with another entirely novel film steeped in the world of music. His soaring, romantic, extremely stylish and endlessly inventive 'La La Land' is that rare be...
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  • Time Out says
    • 5 out of 5 stars
    When Martin Scorsese puts away his strutting cocks – his raging bulls, comedy kings and Wall Street wolves – the results can be astounding. This quieter, lesser-seen director is the one who gave us 'The Last Temptation of Christ' (1988), the exqui...
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      • Literary events Thursday January 19 2017
      • Latin and world Friday January 27 2017
      • Folk, country and blues Wednesday February 1 2017
      • Latin and world Sunday February 5 2017 - Sunday March 5 2017
      • Latin and world Thursday February 9 2017
      • Dance and electronic Friday February 10 2017
      • Dance and electronic Saturday February 11 2017
      • Folk, country and blues Sunday February 12 2017
      • Folk, country and blues Tuesday February 21 2017
      • Latin and world Friday February 24 2017
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      Average User Rating

      5 / 5

      Rating Breakdown

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      Josh M

      One of London's best cultural venues and so much more than just a cinema

      kƕsle g

      this is the most diverse and amazing venue that reaches out to many voices in the rich communities around them. always daring and always doing great things. big up the richmix.

      Wallee M

      Without doubt, one of best places in London. Just look at the scheduling of event there, the welcome vibe, the staff, the sound engineers, the programmer, the variety of spaces. Don't know if anywhere else comes close to be honest

      Sophie D

      Brings both mainstream & upmarket / indie releases to an eclectic, East End audience. An important mainstay of independent halls, in the ever-changing London cinema landscape.

      Natasha C

      You can't go to any other venue in London and jump from a grime night, to classical indian dance, drop into a political debate and whirl around visual art celebrating queer diversity and Arab-British identity. Oh and there's a cinema too. Just in case you didn't fancy any of the above.

      Diana T
      Tastemaker

      Rich Mix is a venue at the end of Brick Lane that does events as well as being an affordable cinema. I’d been there before to play ping pong with some friends, but this one time my flatmate and I went there to see Nymphomaniac volume one and two, as well as a live Q&A with some of the cast members in Chelsea. The theatre rooms have a lot of characters. The screen we were in front of had really cool walls and ceiling which I only got to see at the beginning of the show. The nearest bathrooms are a little far away, so go before the film so you don’t miss anything. Watching Nymphomaniac was an experience in itself, it was really interesting and eye opening so it didn’t really matter where I was watching it. But I’m grateful I got to watch it in a comfy chair without any distractions. 


      They do some really special screenings, this is an amazing independent venue. 

      Pierrick S

      Rich Mix is a wonderful cultural hub in terms of quality and diversity. The venue itself is also a big asset to its success

      David C

      So much more than a cinema, Rich Mix is at the heart of the community on the western edge of Bethnal Green. It hosts events such as the recent Philosophy Football 'Days of Hope', a day of activities celebrating the contributions of post-war development to building a new world. They also have an excellent café!

      Lucy J

      Rich Mix shows great films, has some seriously good live music, and then there's the theatre, the dance, the comedy, spoken word and the exhibitions!

      Marina K

      The Rich Mix is a fantastic place, with a diverse, bold and vibrant programme in music, arts, performances and events. It's also great to have free events to enjoy and hang out. I always tell me friends, if I'm not at home, you know where to find me ... at the Rich Mix ... my living room

      May S

      This venue hosted the Festival of First Nations which reached out to, and gave insights into, cultures throughout the world. It's an inspirational place, an entertainment place, and so much more.

      Aisha Z

      Great place to eat and drink, watch films and watch live performances from artists from all over the world. The Rich Mix also offer great workshops for teens helping them to develop skills and showcase their learning to the public. Every form of entertainment for the whole family under one roof. What more could you want!

      richard a

      Great venue that provides cinema, theatre, concert venue and restaurant all under one roof. I have always enjoyed coming to this venue, and it continues to grow in leaps and bounds in what it does. It's part of film festivals, music festivals, and close to all the on trend places in east London. Love it!!

      Katie A

      This Arts Foundation venue is an excellent platform for entrepreneurship, professional development, creative skills/performances and art-inspired activities. The Cinemas and Event areas are spacious and well equipped as well!

      Sheila M

      This is truly an incredibly unique venue as far as London goes, let alone Shoreditch. It genuinely serves its local community, ensuring that a vibrant array of cultural events are both affordable and relevant to the whole of the local community, not just the more affluent hipster benefactors of the gentrification that inevitably seeps into and commodifies all culturally interesting areas of London.

      Jane E

      a fantastic venue - a community hub, a home for emerging artists, and a great place to see excellent work at affordable prices

      Owen E

      Truly inspirational venue - culture, politics, music, dancing and an awesome atmosphere - stands out in a sea of gentrified hipsterfied so-cool-you've-never-heard of it nonsense as a place with real soul rather than a [dis]affected attempt at soul. Come along to one of their more politics nights and get your mind blown!

      Peter L

      Great place - always something interesting going on in the performance space when I am heading for a film. Bar isn't bad either.

      Pompoen01 F

      Excellent community venue where you can enjoy first class performance and a delicious Indian lunch or dinner.