an acre of seats in a garden of dreams



Genesis Cinema is a family run, independent cinema and arts venue situated in London’s vibrant East End. We are committed to exhibiting the best in independent and mainstream cinema, supporting local artists and filmmakers, and providing an enjoyable and valuable cinematic and artistic experience for the local community. We are also an art gallery, café and bar.

Our site has been used for entertainment purposes since the mid nineteenth century. In 1885, the Paragon Theatre of Varieties opened (where our Bar Paragon gets its name!), which welcomed many stars on its stage (now our beautiful Screen 1), from Charlie Chaplin to Laurel & Hardy. To learn more about our incredible history, visit this page for an interview with owner Tyrone Walker-Hebborn – and our post here to see old photographs of us!


Contact us:

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93-95 Mile End Road


E1 4UJ


Telephone us:

0207 780 2000


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We are also writing 140 characters on film on Twitter, posting pretty pictures on Instagram and sharing our events on Facebook.


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