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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- Ken Loach rarely makes documentaries, and when he does, they’re usually about an urgent topical issue, such as the 1980s miners’ strike (‘Which Side Are You On?’) or the 1990s Liverpool dockers’ strike (‘The Flickering Flame’). On the surface, ‘Th...Read more
- Decadence is both the subject and the style in ‘Oldboy’ director Park Chan-wook’s elegant, intensely romantic adaptation of Sarah Waters’s spicy bestseller ‘Fingersmith’. Shifting the action from Victorian England to pre-war Korea under Japanese r...Read more
- French filmmaker François Ozon’s ‘Frantz’ takes place in Germany in 1919, when the wounds of World War I were still horribly raw. Indeed, the film’s title character, a powerful absence throughout, is recently dead: Frantz was a young German soldie...Read more
- In the tradition of cringeworthy comedy characters like Alan Partridge and Steven Toast, the fictional actor Richard Thorncroft – star of this extremely funny Britcom – is a deluded has-been. Created by ‘Mighty Boosh’ actors Julian Barratt and Sim...Read more
- This brilliantly feminist British indie film plunges a cold, sharp knife into the back of bonnet dramas. ‘Lady Macbeth’ is like a Jane Austen story with a dash of sex and murder and a nineteenth-century heroine who might have swallowed the works o...Read more
- Do people ever really change? Or do we just like to convince ourselves they do? That’s the question at the heart of this compelling but relentlessly downbeat Japanese melodrama. When Yasaka (Tadanobu Asano) arrives at the metal workshop of his old...Read more
- Co-produced by Japan’s legendary Studio Ghibli (makers of ‘Spirited Away’), this elegantly spare and dialogue-free animated film casts a magical spell. Set entirely on a speck of desert island, ‘The Red Turtle’ wrecks you with its luscious hues: t...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.