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Genesis Cinema

Movie Theater
Whitechapel
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  • Dennis S.
    "Great local cinema and supporter of small films."(5 Tips)
    Mick C.
    "One of the best independent cinemas in London."(4 Tips)
    Nikita K.
    "Studio 5 - is a nice screen with sofas and own bar"(3 Tips)
    Nico M.
    "Lovely renovation of old cinema, welcoming, comfortable."(6 Tips)
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  • Dani
    DaniMay 18, 2015
    Saw Mad Max. Great cinema with a lovely set up. Big chairs, foot rests, tables and a bar in the theatre. A giant bucket of popcorn and 2 soft drinks cost £9 the popcorn was nice, warm, like beinghome
  • Nico M.
    Lovely renovation of old cinema, welcoming, comfortable. Has a big bar, with a small stage for a band. Appeals to local youth as well as cineastes. Offers monthly all-you-can-watch membership.
  • Finding Our Feet B.
    Finding Our Feet BlogNovember 10, 2015
    Absolutely fantastic local cinema. Great selection of movies and events. Sunday mornings there's a kids club for 18 months+, only £4 per ticket. Well worth a visit. Changing facilities available.
  • George
    GeorgeMay 23, 2015
    Best cinema in Easy London. All the latest blockbusters in a classic cinema setting, all at a very reasonable price! Wednesdays are even cheaper with half price tickets. Good snacks & bar too!
  • Simon S.
    Simon SaintMay 17, 2015
    Nice local feel, plus decent ticket prices. Check out studio 5 for that sofa cinema experience...
  • Dew A.
    Dew AlamMarch 30, 2014
    An impressive facelift has transformed this formerly dingy establishment into a real gem, with the highlight being Screen 5. Sofas and blankeys to enjoy the latest blockbuster, what's not to like?
  • Glenn T.
    Glenn ThorsenJune 22, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Studio 5 is the only way to watch movies...the bar upstairs is fantastic and their coffee out front is great and well priced too...support independent cinemas...convinced yet? 😉
  • Jessica
    JessicaJuly 6, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Great local and independent cinema. Prices start from only £4 during week days! And only £8 during the evenings. There's a bar, cafe and some great food options inside too.
  • Xiana V.
    Xiana VázquezApril 6, 2014
    The big auditorium is amazing and it is very cheap for students; if I'm right there was a day (Wednesdays?) when it was at a really low price, I used to go every week!
  • Mona
    MonaDecember 10, 2015
    I love this cool indie cinema. With tickets at £4 for most films how can you complain. They also host swing dance classes from time to time and have a bar area.
  • Sugar R.
    Sugar ReiJune 22, 2015
    The good kind of hipster spot - it's got half priced Wednesday and a great VIP screen with sofas and blankets. Also inside you'll find a nice bar and a hot dog vendor.
  • Najube
    NajubeAugust 22, 2012
    Cheap movie tickets all week and £3.50 tickets all day Wednesday! Plus a great little cafe out front and drinks upstairs. This is def our new local cinema of choice :)
  • Nicole W.
    Nicole WheaterNovember 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Charming local cinema. Cinema 5 has 2 seater sofas with blankets, so come in even numbers! It does cost a bit more but it's great for blockbuster films.
  • Lidia V.
    Lidia VorontsovaDecember 21, 2014
    Hands down the best cinema I've been to. Spend a bit more money and go to a Studio 5 showing instead of the standard ones.
  • Dennis S.
    Dennis SentanceDecember 10, 2016
    Great local cinema and supporter of small films. Not a technically advanced cinema i.e. Not a film to see Star Wars in but a great cinema all the same. Concession prices not extortionate.
  • Jonathan T.
    Jonathan TurnbullJanuary 21, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic local neighbourhood cinema, good drinks and great (hot) food that you can take into the cinema! Try Studio 5 for extra luxury
  • Callum S.
    Callum StottNovember 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Studio 5 screen is amazing. Couches, footstools and a bar at the back. Best way to see a film in the east end.
  • Mick C.
    Mick ConroyOctober 10, 2014
    One of the best independent cinemas in London. £3.50 tickets on Wednesdays, great atmosphere and a genuine love of cinema.
  • Holly R.
    Holly RobsonNovember 24, 2014
    Genesis is great. Nice bar upstairs if you want to chill before or after your film. Discount tickets in Wednesday and Monday.
  • Joely T.
    Does some great movie events - came here for a Wed Anderson viewing followed by a chat with the producers. Decent drink and food too
    Upvoted Jul 11
  • Tee
    TeeFebruary 22, 2015
    Studio 1 has the biggest screen and Studio 5 the comfiest sofas. Best cinema in London!
  • J R.
    J RJuly 19, 2015
    Great little independent cinema. Very reasonable prices with another screen with sofas and a gourmet dining experience.
  • Akua O.
    Akua Obeng-FrimpongAugust 27, 2013
    Go to 'Script-Shoot-Slice-Screen', the last Tuesday of each month. They show a short film and then breakdown its process through a live discussion with the director or producer. It's Free!
  • Phil C.
    Phil ClampNovember 16, 2014
    This is now my go-to cinema. Friendly staff, decent prices. Go on a Monday which is cheap night!
  • Nikkayla H.
    Nikkayla HenricksenDecember 19, 2015
    £6.50 for a student ticket and close to Stepney Green tube. You can drink alcohol bought from the bar here in the cinema.
  • Juha R.
    Juha RistolainenSeptember 9, 2014
    Great venue for an event. Would love to see a movie here.
  • Brett H.
    Brett HarrisAugust 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    A true movie fans cinema. Amazing decor and artwork. Quality sound system. Meantime Beer too
  • kit o.
    kit oatesJanuary 13, 2015
    Great cinema with bars and food, big digital screen, guy with the beard there a bit surly though
  • Ana V.
    Ana VilarMay 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The coffee drinks are really good and I love the whole old-feel environment of this place ♥
  • Gavin
    GavinOctober 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great independent cinema. Very relaxed, cool place. Fantastic value screenings for kids.
  • Marco
    MarcoOctober 26, 2014
    Very nice independent cinema. Cheap shows Monday and Wednesday. Try the cocktail bar in the upper floor.
  • Armelle D.
    Cheapest cinema in London screening current movies ! ATM inside but they take the credit card as well
  • Gabriel G.
    Gabriel GohMarch 27, 2014
    Be sure to put on your Wayfarers and tight jeans. Hipsters are abound. Especially on cheap Wednesdays.
  • Lynn
    LynnJuly 23, 2012
    Pay the extra & go to Studio 5- comfy sofas, foot stools, blankets, and a bar, lovely!
  • Johannes D.
    Johannes DriessenAugust 30, 2015
    Very cool little venue, with delicious sandwiches and coffee in the lobby
  • William Å.
    William ÅllenJanuary 1, 2015
    Excellent cinema. Good prices and comfy seats. Try screen 5 for sofas!
  • Maxwell L.
    Maxwell LoganNovember 8, 2015
    Arthouse cinema and bar showing blockbuster and independent films in a renovated 19th-century building
  • Conni S.
    Conni ScarlettDecember 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great little cinema with reasonably priced tickets. But the food is a little pricey!
  • Pookage H.
    Pookage HayesJune 3, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    half price on mondays and wednesdays - and give studio 5 a miss; it's hella expensive and the screen is tiny.
  • G H.
    G HFebruary 16, 2013
    When did this cinema pull its socks up? In the process of being completely revamped. Love the enthusiasm of the cocktail bar.
  • Diana C.
    Diana CostaJanuary 24, 2015
    Awesome student discount nights (don't need a student card). The Studio5 is super comfy
  • Alessia C.
    Alessia CameraApril 17, 2015
    Amazing & interesting program, check the weekly discounts to save money and keep an eye on the events they organize.
  • Ezryn Z.
    Ezryn ZarofFebruary 28
    Nice layout, clean, and has cheap tickets. Good place to get good deals.
  • Kavin
    KavinDecember 13, 2010
    They have a nice 3D screen. There is an offer on the ticket price if you produce a genuine student ID card. Good Interiors.
  • Tom B.
    Tom BishopJanuary 19, 2013
    Screen 1 is perhaps the biggest cinema you've ever seen- for seats, not so much the screen. If its busy, go down the front- otherwise you'll be stuck so far back that your living room TV looks bigger.
  • James B.
    James BillinghamMarch 21, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The membership (£25/mo or £20/mo for students) is a great deal.
  • Stephen T.
    Good film selection. Tickets are cheaper on Mondays. The poetry slams here are really diverse and entertaining!
  • Tyler D.
    Cheap, fancy and cosy! My favourite cinema in London
  • Nicholas A.
    Nicholas AkassJanuary 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Wednesday's for cheap tickets. But even on a normal day its cheaper than a multiplex. And better.
  • Simon W.
    Simon WareJanuary 8, 2014
    Don't miss Studio 5... Really comfy sofas, bar before the show and only £13!
  • Jennifer
    JenniferFebruary 15, 2014
    Get the sweet popcorn - it's delicious!
  • Sam G.
    Sam GarsonAugust 5, 2016
    Reasonably priced cinema, but be warned—the big screen is really big.
  • Tais
    TaisMarch 12
    It's a really cosy cinema and with really good prices too.
  • Simon J.
    Simon JaryJuly 21, 2013
    Cool cinema. Brilliant kids deal on weekend mornings.
  • Tiago P.
    Tiago PintoMay 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Never been here for the movies but there's a free withdrawals ATM and very good coffee.
  • Alex T.
    Alex ToddMarch 12, 2013
    Tickets are serious value for money, especially on Wednesdays
  • Ben B.
    Ben BarkerAugust 17, 2014
    Atmospheric, old fashioned and a bit dank. Perfect.
  • Denis N.
    Denis NJanuary 14, 2016
    Really cheap on Mondays and Wednesday's £4.50 a tickets.
  • Leïla P.
    Leïla PerrardAugust 2, 2015
    A nice place with cheaper tickets. I just feel like the decorum makes it look like an old woman trying too hard to look young?
  • Angus S.
    Angus Spawton-RiceJuly 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheap tickets on a Monday and good coffee if you like yours strong.
  • Valentina C.
    Valentina CiolinoSeptember 14, 2015
    Keep an eye on their special events: many Q&A with movie directors and premieres!
  • Kit C.
    Kit CJune 13, 2012
    Slightly overpriced and very lazy. Film not positioned properly on screen, sound levels all wrong and the studio was ridiculously hot. Such a shame, because it's a great venue.
  • Charlotte L.
    Charlotte LNovember 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    £4 tickets on Mon & Wed (not £3.50 any more). Too many adverts and the pick'n'mix is as overpriced as any chain. The upstairs bar is nice.
  • David S.
    David SomersMarch 4, 2016
    Great cinema, nice bar upstairs.
  • Örjan W.
    Örjan WirdheimJune 19, 2015
    Cinema was nice but a little bit run down, prefer everyman's cinema to this one
  • Daniel
    DanielNovember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    £4 tickets on Wednesday. A steal in London!
  • Nate v.
    Nate van der EndeFebruary 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Super cheap on a Wednesday - nothing fancy though
  • Janar M.
    Janar MeriloOctober 31, 2015
    Supercheap cinema. However quite noisy. One guy was snoring next to me when watching "Martian" :)
  • Kristine T.
    Kristine TsiknakiMay 14, 2014
    Go on Wednesday for £3.50 tickets!
  • Thomas
    ThomasFebruary 1, 2015
    Good movies, nice staff, great cocktails
  • Nikita K.
    Nikita KorotaevApril 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Studio 5 - is a nice screen with sofas and own bar
  • G P.
    G PApril 29, 2015
    Studio 5 was my best cinema experience ever!
  • dtmco
    dtmcoDecember 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best cinema in East London
  • Carlie S.
    Carlie SirokoFebruary 12, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Best cinema in east London'
  • Little Ms Random
    Little Ms RandomAugust 17, 2014
    £3.50 Cheeky Mondays (£5.50 for 3D).
  • Nicola G.
    Nicola GypsicolaJune 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Monday and Wednesday movies at 4£!
  • Am P.
    Am PanJuly 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Renovated in some style without losing its warmth and flair. Well done Genesis!
  • O L.
    O LSeptember 29, 2015
    Hipster, authentic and well priced
  • Voda C.
    Voda CJuly 9
    Cheap for London and never crowded
  • Brian B.
    Brian BruceFebruary 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    A great place and nice staff.
  • Alim A.
    Alim AhmedOctober 20, 2012
    Really good cinema
  • Maria L.
    Maria Le-WarrenMay 21, 2013
    Great local cinema
  • Sadiqueul H.
    Sadiqueul HudaAugust 20, 2014
    Going to watch Guardians of the Galaxy in studio 5. Armchairs, here we come
  • Alistair
    AlistairMarch 16
    £5ish tickets on a Wednesday.
  • Rinat A.
    Rinat AshkenaziOctober 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great independent cinema
  • Funmi O.
    Funmi OgunleyeFebruary 1, 2015
    #studio5 Sofas and ottomans
  • Lydia A.
    Lydia AApril 11, 2012
    3.50 on wednesdays!
  • Murat H.
    Murat HakkaniAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Cheap and nice 😎
  • Yasmin G.
    Yasmin GFebruary 2, 2015
    £4 tickets on Monday
  • Dai W.
    Dai WeaverJune 13, 2015
    Great bar!
  • Mercy O.
    Mercy OgoleJanuary 24, 2016
    Studio 5. That's it
  • Nancy P.
    Nancy PageJanuary 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This place sells #cronuts
  • Vicky G.
    Vicky GrannonFebruary 18, 2012
    NHS discount.
  • Irene Z.
    Irene ZalamiMay 27, 2010
    Cheap cinema!!!
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