Genesis cinema in Mile End just underwent a mammoth make over with the launch of Studio 5. A new small cinema space with sofas to seat 40, ottomans to store your coats and put your feet on, cosy blankets and its very own bar selling drinks and posh snacks. We were there to test run one of the first screenings and were suitably impressed. The place looks the business and while we watched the movie we nibbled on Olives, Stuffed Peppers, Pitta Breads and Hummus, chocolate coated brazil nuts and other sweet treats.
The cinema has a brilliant history behind it, it’s one of the oldest cinemas in East London and run by a local family (it’s where his parents used to do their courting). The makeover of Studio 5 is part of an ongoing process focusing on its heritage as an entertainment venue back in 1848. We think these cinemas are the future! Just being able to get a drink brought to your table from the bar makes us happy and we’d rather watch films from comfy sofas over hard seating any day! Plus with the Aubin and Wills cinema so frequently booked up it’s nice to have another boutique cinema in East. Check it out....
Genesis Cinema, 93-05 Mile End Road, E1