Hackney Picturehouse has the latest digital and satellite technology for 3D and live screenings plus there's three bars, music and events, a street level café opening on to Mare Street and workspaces.
Its five screens - one of which is the largest in the independent Picturehouse group's stable - and reclining seats creates a state-of-the-art cinema-going experience. There is also free wi-fi, meeting spaces and offices available for short lets to new creative businesses.
With frosted glass, sculptured installations, pop culture references and spaciousness across many floors, its décor falls somewhere between an art gallery and chic bar. This makes it a perfect pre and post cinema setting, with revellers stopping for a drink and bite, while others catch an open mic night, live performance, DJ, art, comedy or music show.