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3 December 2009

Watch a film at the Genesis Cinema

It may not look that historic from the road, but the Genesis Cinema, at 93-95 Mile End Road, E1 stands is built on a site used for entertainment for over a century and a half.

It was first opened in 1848 as a music hall, and by 1912 it had been renamed the Mile End Empire and was being used as a cinema. By 1921 the Empire was owned by A. Goide & Partners who operated several East London cinemas. It's been through many incarnations since then, operating for some time as the ABC Cinema. Today, it retains its large auditorium, which is particularly large and is an atmospheric place to watch a film.

Films vary in price, but tickets start at around £5.50, which is very reasonable in your author's book. For full details of upcoming screenings, see http://www.genesiscinema.co.uk/

^Picture by Ewan-M^


  1. A great little place, some screens are a tad small but cheap drinks at the bar beforehand which they let you take in is nice. Also, look out for Tuesday nights when all tickets are £4.

  2. Oh yeah, forgot about the little screens. The main big one is ace though.