The Picturehouse has only been open since 2011, but already it’s impossible to remember Hackney without its four-screen cinema. Downstairs, on the ground floor the bar/café (we recommend the burgers) is always buzzing. The programming is a bang-on mix of top-of-the-range mainstream and artier films – and if you’re after blockbuster bangs, make sure you book for screen one, with its beast of a screen, big sound and steep incline for uninterrupted viewing. On the top floor is the Hackney Attic venue, home to music quizzes, open-mic nights and all manner of live events.
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270 Mare St
|Transport:||Rail: Hackney Central Overground|
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- Audrey Hepburn sparkles (when didn’t she?) in this 1957 musical from ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ director Stanley Donen, but two things keep the film from dazzling as brightly as ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ and ‘Roman Holiday’. Firstly, this is a Cinderell...Read more
- 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...Read more
- Sure, it’s a rush – but is that enough? ‘Goodfellas’ is often heralded as Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece, and there’s no ignoring the full-throttle intensity and bravura visual style that underpin the real-life tale of small-time gangster Henry Hil...Read more
- That’s Manchester, Massachusetts, a small fishing community that’s the setting for this devastating tale of buried trauma from American director and playwright Kenneth Lonergan (‘You Can Count on Me’). Casey Affleck gives a complex, brooding centr...Read more
- The title of this burger-based biopic drips with irony: businessman Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) may have sold himself as the founder of the McDonald's empire, but the truth was a little different. Kroc was an on-the-road milkshake mixer salesman whe...Read more
- This delightful animated feature from the studio behind the Minions movies takes a tired-sounding idea – a comedy set around a talent contest – and turns it into something winning and witty. ‘Sing’ is fast and frenetic, dashing from character to c...Read more
- Embarrassing dads don't come much more meaningful (or embarrassing) than the one in this German comedy. Running at nearly three hours, writer-director Maren Ade gives us a young workaholic professional German woman, Inès (Sandra Hüller), who’s on ...Read more
- The Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi won an Oscar for 2011's 'A Separation'. After making 2013's 'The Past' in Paris, he returns to Tehran for this charged, intelligent but not entirely satisfying drama about a youngish couple, Rana (Taraneh...Read more
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Hands down best cinema in Hackney and perhaps London. Great choices of film, friendly staff and lots going on. Well worth a cinematic visit.
I love Picturehouse in general for the great content they show but the venue is lovely here, the food is good and the staff are very friendly.
HPH is practically my second home! Good range of films on offer from arthouse to big budget blockbusters. Staff are friendly and the range of food and drink is really good.
My favourite cinema in London. Plus it has the wonderful Hackney Attic upstairs showing great events. Oh and it does bloomin' lovely pizzas too! :-)
Went to an Odeon recently and remembered why we don't go any more! This is our local.. Lovely seats, great films, absence of rustling food wrappers , chatting and chomping of popcorn.