The Electric, Shoreditch

Cinemas, Independent Bethnal Green
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The Electric, Shoreditch

Formerly the Aubin, this snug little cinema is now part of the Soho House group (which also owns the gorgeous Electric Portobello). Everything about the Electric Shoreditch exudes luxury, from the leather armchairs and footstools to the cashmere blankets and chic little tables to hold your drinks. We recommend seats in the middle of rows B and C for the best views. And if you’re in need of a manicure or a haircut, this is the perfect venue: it's in the basement of Barber & Parlour, a three-storey preening paradise that opened in October, 2014. On the first floor you can get a mani or up-do at the Cheeky Parlour. On the ground floor, alongside a café selling flat whites, you’ll find barbers Neville.


Venue name: The Electric, Shoreditch
Address: 64-66 Redchurch St
E2 7DP
Transport: Tube: Old St
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It's hard to not compare this to its original- the Electric Cinema on Portobello Road. I still believe the latter to be better than its Shoreditch cousin, however regardless I still enjoyed my experience at this new location. We got our tickets easily at the front desk and ordered some cocktail and sticky toffee pudding for the theater. The woman at the door was very friendly in directing us to our seats-- but I could not figure out where to get a blanket from! Also could not figure out if the seat were meant to recline and produce a footstool. Either way plenty of room so stretch the legs. 

We sat pretty close to the center of the theater so we had no problems seeing, but not sure how your viewing experience would change if you were sat on the edges (although this is a problem for all cinemas).

The STP was fabulous by the way, highly recommend. 

If you have the choice of Electric Cinemas, I would say try the one on Portobello Road. This one is not bad by a long shot, but the original is still the best :D If you have to be in the area though, this one is still a great option for a date!

Reena P

I came here recently to watch Girl on the Train and loved the luxurious cinema experience! Comfy armchairs and a blanket that make you feel like you're watching a movie at home. There is also a restaurant with an extensive menu where you can order food/drinks from to enjoy during the film. Loved this place and I will definitely be back soon! 

Corina B

Absolutely loved this experience, it feels almost as if you're home with a couple of friends watching a movie and it is right next to Brick Lane, so if you feel like you want to unwind on after going to the market this is a perfect spot.

The staff was all very friendly and welcoming. I would definitely recommend this cinema, the only thing is that you should check online prior to going as they only have one screen and it fills up very quickly so it's more of something you have to plan beforehand rather than just decide to go.


A perfect choice if you're not into the massive hundred seater screens across town! This dinky little cinema costs pretty much the same price as it's larger competitors, but yet is in a whole different class. You get an EXTREMELY comfortable plush armchair, with a side table with a cute little vintage lamp on it. There is also a plump cushion to rest your back on, and a super soft cashmere blanket - which you're warned are magically security tagged somehow, so don't contemplate about wandering off with one ;)

You can also grab a nice pint to enjoy the film with - something the major chains should really pick up on. Oh and the nachos they serve are like 100 times better than the chains... I would definitely recommend them. The freshly squeezed juice is a little on the pricey side, so maybe opt for something different if you're watching the pennies. My only problem with this place is the fact it doesn't have freshly popped popcorn. Being an avid cinema goer, I like to tuck into some salty sweet little fluffy kernals, but the best this place can offer are the tiny pre-packaged bags from a well known chain brand. Not cool.

Vishaal V

Really cosy and intimate venue for films. It works great as a date night, especially if you can book of one of the sofa seats. The seats are much more comfortable than typical cinemas. 

Though if you enjoy the experience of watching a film with hundreds of other people this may not br for you. It feels more like a private showing for you and a few friends. 


For the same price of going to a multiplex cinema you could instead come here. A perfectly formed cinema; small and intimate and heavenly comfortable. Wide armchairs, a drinks table and a divine cashmere blanket all accompanied by a glass of wine (or whatever drink floats your boat). Showing a great array of blockbusters and smaller independent films. My only gripe - they need to work on their snack offering, there really isn't enough on offer (only one chocolate bar - heaven forbid!).