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Genesis Cinema

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  • Stepney

Time Out says

Lucky old Whitechapel residents. They get the gorgeous Genesis as their local. Not only is it cheap but it’s been beautifully renovated in the past two years by guys who design film sets for a living (try knocking the bricks on the mezzanine level). The result is pretty much a perfect local cinema, where you’ll find proper old East End ladies drinking coffee next to cool kids on laptops in the café. There’s a bar upstairs, and if you want to fill your face, you’re in for a treat. Choose between crodoughs from nearby 100-year-old bakery Rinkoffs, a wall of pick ’n’ mix or the finest bratwursts this side of Würzburg for £4.50. Book seats in the Studio 4 and 5 boutique screening rooms with armchairs, comfy sofas and a bar for those essential mid-movie refreshments.


93-95 Mile End Rd
E1 4UJ
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Halloween at Genesis Cinema

Beloved Bethnal Green indie picturehouse Genesis Cinema is known for its eclectic programming, so it’s no surprise that it’s got loads of interesting stuff on for Halloween. This year it’s partnering with Bar Trash, a travelling film event series celebrating ‘cult and curious cinema’ (read: lurid B-sides), for Trash Planet 2, a programme of ten eco-horror movies in which ‘man’s toxic stupidity forces Mother Nature to bite back’. Highlights of the programme include Jack Arnold’s Universal classic ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’ and 1979 indie box office smash ‘Grizzly’. Each screening will feature an introduction from host Token Homo, plus prize giveaways and themed cocktails. Better yet? Tickets are just three quid! Check out the programme here.

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