Are you a film fan? Did you know that there are a number of cinemas in Stratford that offer you something a little bit different? We’ve pulled together some of our favourite cinemas in East London for you to try for yourself.

Stratford East Picturehouse

Stratford East Picturehouse has a repertoire that branches out beyond the season’s latest blockbusters. Set in an architecturally interesting building and covering vintage, cultural and independent films – it offers more than your mainstream cinema. Relax in the café bar, and choose from a specially selected range of wines, craft beers, ciders and stouts. They also host acoustic nights and pub quizzes, so it’s still worth a visit if you don’t fancy sitting in a dark room for a few hours.
Screens: 4
Address: Salway Road, London, E15
Closest station: Stratford Station
View what's on this summer on their website.

Hackney Picturehouse

Another of the Picturehouse brand, Hackney’s Picturehouse is based in a listed building, across four floors. On floor three you’ll find an art gallery, a restaurant serving light lunches, casual dinners and brunch on the weekends and screens one and two. On floor four you’ll find another cinema screen and on floor five Hackney Attic streams cultural events, Question Time, foreign films and hosts live events. It’s also available for hire if you need a space for an event of your own.
Screens: 5
Address: 270 Mare Street, London, E8
Closest station: Hackney Central
View what's on this summer on their website.

The Castle Cinema

A historic building that opened as the Castle Electric Cinema in 1913, now hosts The Castle Cinema – two screens showing the latest films, Q&As and artistic events in a beautifully restored vintage cinema.
Containing the original details from the Castle Electric Cinema you can sit back and relax in art deco surroundings. There’s also a similarly themed bar serving up a delicious offering. The bar will soon expand its offering with hot food.
Screens: 2
Address: Brooksby’s Walk, Hackney, E9
Closest station: Homerton / Hackney Downs
View what's on this summer on their website. 

Genesis Cinema

The oldest cinema in Stratford, Genesis Cinema is housed in what was the Eagle Public House Music Hall. Built in 1848, it’s hosted performances by big names like Charlie Chaplin and Laurel & Hardy.
Now, inside you’ll find cinema screenings, two luxury, cinematic “studios” (complete with an in-screen bar), a restaurant and cocktail bar. It hosts film festivals, poetry slams and live music.
Screens: 5
Address: 93 – 95 Mile End Road, Whitechapel, E1
Closest station: Whitechapel
View what's on this summer on their website.

Stratford Summer Screen

If you'd prefer an outdoor cinema experience this summer, check out our "Summer Screen" events at IQL. Movies, live sport and more streaming at our very own outdoor cinema from now until September.