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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.
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- A maddening mixture, this adaptation of John Kander's fine musical based on Christopher Isherwood's Berlin stories. Superbly choreographed by Fosse, the cabaret numbers evoke the Berlin of 1931 - city of gaiety and perversion, of champagne and N...Read more
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- A pure adrenaline hit of a movie that takes place mostly in the lethal glare of daylight, Sam Mendes’s stunning, sorta-single-take ‘1917’ hits its greatest heights when darkness falls. A single British tommy dusts himself off from a glancing wou...Read more
- Get your cringing over with now: The guy who directed ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, New Zealand’s gifted Taika Waititi, has made a movie about an adorable Hitler Youth whose imaginary buddy is Adolf himself (Waititi plays Hitler). Honestly, the news is good...Read more
- You know the old saying: if you’re going to make a romcom, you might as well make it about a girl who has the supernatural ability to change the weather. Makoto Shinkai’s anime follow-up to 2016’s body-swapping ‘Your Name’ doesn’t scrimp on whimsy...Read more
- Josh and Benny Safdie, the indie filmmaking brothers whose New York City movies shudder with attitude, tell fast and grubby stories that harken back to the 1970s, when Sidney Lumet ruled sets. Their vigor is an instant rush: why creep a camera d...Read more
- Transforming her voice into a husky boom, Charlize Theron (‘Mad Max: Fury Road’) continues to be the best thing in movies about irresponsible men. As ‘Bombshell’s subtly aggrieved Megyn Kelly – the Fox News anchor who largely turned the tide on ev...Read more
- Greta Gerwig has directed only two films that are solely her own but she’s already become a brand. That’s in evidence within the first five minutes of ‘Little Women’, a huggably self-deprecating take on the Louisa May Alcott classic. Brashly confi...Read more
- It’s valuable, I suppose, when a filmmaker ‘discovers’ the novels of Charles Dickens to be so much funnier, fresher and more modern than assumed. But is it churlish to wish that the discovery had been made by anyone but director Armando Iannucci? ...Read more
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Thank you from the bottom of my heart for screening "A Way of Life" on 7 March. It resonates so with the political climate of today. And the bonus was having the director, Amma Asante for a chat and Q & A following the film. She was articulate, informative and a wonderful model for women of color.
Great local cinema! Cheap tix, fun events and promotions, various independent releases, good food and drink; couldn't ask for a better local cinema!
Its cheap and its different. Very far from any typical chain cinema and that's what makes it great. A little run down but a whole lot of charm :)
I love the atmosphere at the Genesis, the staff are all very friendly and helpful. They've got great coffee, excellent food, a really cool bar and the biggest screen in the East End so they've got you covered for a day and/or night at the movies. Excellent events and festivals going on all the time so there is plenty of selection for all film tastes. The luxury screen 5 has comfy sofas which are great for a date night :)
A splendid family owned cinema. They really care about the films they put on, often organising themed music in the bar for a one off special. Great bar and pieminster pies.
Great venue, lovely staff, amazing bar. Always interesting festivals/screenings/Q&A's taking place. Terrific value for money.
The most beautiful foyer I've ever seen. Must be one of the coolest venues I've been to in London which supports all the Arts. Amazing hidden gem.
Wow, what a venue, a real gem! I actually reserved some space in the bar to celebrate my husband's 30th birthday. All the staff could not have been more helpful. The laid back atmosphere meant that all had a great time and the cocktails went down very well too! The bar let us DJ our own tunes, on a Saturday night, and supplied us with some top notch pies too. What more could you ask for? Well maybe a good film accompanied by some good drink and snacks...well they have that too! We will return to sample the cinema delights here as well.
Very cool indie cinema, recently refurbished with a luxury screen STUDIO 5 which has sofas & a bar! Gallery, café & £3.50 on a Weds.
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