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Silver Linings Playbook (125 mins) (15)
Predictable, but fun with great performances
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No teddy bears' picnic
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The Imposter (100mins) (15)
Stranger than Fiction
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Special Events

Genesis 15th Birthday Palooza!

Mon, 5th May 2014 - Sun, 11th May 2014

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Join us 5th - 11th May to celebrate 15th years of independent cinema in the East End!

Genesis opened it's doors in May 1999, and to celebrate 15 wonderful years of independent cinema, we are staging 7 days of FREE films and throwing in a few birthday parties to boot!

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th will see kids entertained with face painting, a bouncy castle and more!

Friday 9th will see Genesis celebrating in style with a birthday cocktail party and DJ til late (free entry).

Film Screenings

Monday 5th May
20.45 - THE MATRIX (15)

Tuesday 6th May
21.00 - FIGHT CLUB (18)

Wednesday 7th May
19.45 - TOY STORY 2 (U)
21.30 - SOUTHPARK (15)

Thursday 8th May
18.15 - ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (15)
20.00 - MAGNOLIA (18)

Saturday 10th May
Genesis Kids Weekend Fun 15th Birthday party! 12.00-16.00 CHARLIE CHAPLIN SHORT FILMS plus Bouncy Castle, Facepainting, Music, Snacks & More!
19.30 - SIXTH SENSE (15)
21.30 - BLAIR WITCH (15)

Sunday 11th May
Genesis Kids Weekend Fun 15th Birthday party! 12.00-16.00 LAUREL AND HARDY SHORT FILMS plus Bouncy Castle, Facepainting, Music, Snacks & More!
16.45 - AMERICAN BEAUTY (18)
19.00 - VIRGIN SUICIDES (15)
21.00 - AMERICAN PIE (15)

All free film screenings can be booked online here.

To discover the amazing history of entertainment and cinema at 93-95 Mile End Road, click here.

Genesis Kids Weekend Fun 15th Birthday Party!

Sat, 10th May 2014 - Sun, 11th May 2014

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Genesis Kids Weekend Fun 15th Birthday Party!

Saturday 10th May & Sunday 11th May 12-5pm

Saturday 10th May
Charlie Chaplin Shorts 12-4pm

Sunday 11th May
Laurel & Hardy Shorts 12-4pm

Plus Bouncy Castle, Facepainting, Music, Snacks and more!

Get your FREE ticket to see the films here.

William Laurance & Sons Marine Engineers

Thu, 24th Apr 2014

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William Laurance & Sons Marine Engineers (15)

Rough-cut screening fund-raiser + Q&A with the filmmakers

18:30, Thursday 24th April

Entry - £3

Admiration, anger, duty, love – all these knotted feelings between a son and a father, tangled up in a 40ft 40ton concrete boat

When his father falls terminally ill a young man gives up his freewheeling lifestyle to return home, care for his father and complete construction on his fathers unfinished dream project: a 45ft concrete sailing boat 16 years in the making. The result is a moving portrayal of a young man struggling with duty, inheritance and growing up in a large shadow.

Check out the story and watch the trailer here.

Buy tickets here.


Tue, 29th Apr 2014

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S4 Film Club - A film club where you decide the film to watch - Tuesday 29th April

A feature, a short and a filmmaker Q&A each month -
We choose the short, you choose the feature!

FREE ENTRY. Doors 7pm. Films 8pm. Bar closes 11pm. (come early, stay late!)

April’s film is WOODHOUSE and our guest is director Fred Rowson!

After her cat goes missing, Carly becomes suspicious. Has some thing, some creature taken it away? Her search will draw us back into a history of dreamers and hoaxers, as ordinary lives are riven by a growing obsession with this fantastical story.

Get your FREE ticket in advance HERE.

Genesis Poetry Slam!

Thu, 1st May 2014

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Come down for a night of the best local spoken word artists and poets battling it out head to head for your vote.

The Slam is open sign up and sign up will take place on the door.

Thursday 1st May 7pm

Get your FREE ticket in advance here.

Cinema of Childhood presents: The King Of Masks + Panel Discussion

Thu, 15th May 2014

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The Cinema of Childhood is a touring film season curated by filmmaker Mark Cousins which aims to introduce British audiences to brilliant movies about children from all around the world, which have rarely or never before been screened in the UK.

An old illusionist in China needs an heir to pass on the secret of his mask tricks – so he buys himself a grandson from a needy peasant. But the child is hiding a secret. When the magician finds out, there’s hell to pay, and only spectacular action can save the day. Swooping emotional drama about a kid who wants to be loved, and an old man who learns how to open his heart.

Thursday 15th May, 6.30pm
Tickets £7

Book your ticket here.

Run & Jump - Preview Screening + Skype Q&A with Director Steph Green

Thu, 22nd May 2014

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Genesis is proud to host a special preview screening of Steph Green's heartwarming comedy, followed by a Skype Q&A with the director herself!

After a stroke leaves her husband mentally disabled and fundamentally changed, spirited Irish housewife Vanetia (Maxine Peake) struggles to keep her family together in the wake of tragedy. A research grant from American doctor Ted Fielding (Will Forte), interested in documenting the family's recovery process, allows them to get by. Though Vanetia initially resents living under Ted's microscope, she soon finds comfort in his calming presence, while Ted responds to Vanetia's dynamic, unpredictable personality. As the two explore their bond within their unique situation, a new family begins to emerge.

Thursday 22nd May, 7pm
Tickets £7

Watch the trailer here.

Book your ticket here.


Thu, 22nd May 2014

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Join Futureversity for the much anticipated release of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST on May 22nd at 6:30pm! Come and support a worthwhile cause while having fun in your superhero fancy dress.

Futureversity believes all young people have the potential to be extraordinary. We provide free courses and activities for 11-25 year olds to help them develop the skills and self-belief they need to make the most of their lives. Our programmes have been proven to raise aspirations, reduce youth crime, break down racial tensions and get unemployed young people off benefits and into work.

Find out more about Futureversity here and get your ticket here.

Thursday 22nd May 6.30pm
Tickets £10
Fancy Dress Advised!

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