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My favourite cinema in London!! ...a coop not-for-profit cinema.

I like the variety and choice of films especially since the addition of the basement screen!! :) I... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2019
melfloria
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London, United Kingdom
A quirky, independent cinema

This is my local, Dalston cinema. It shows lots of interesting films; old and new. The general... read more

Reviewed December 2, 2018
emilyandrews2018
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 22, 2019

I like the variety and choice of films especially since the addition of the basement screen!! :) I wish there were a few more French films though ;) They think of everybody >> screenings for mother and child. Special event screenings. Screenings for over 60's...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

This is my local, Dalston cinema. It shows lots of interesting films; old and new. The general atmosphere is not the best, it feels a bit unloved. However, it's always very busy and I believe it's a charity so that's probably why it's a bit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

We came to London to go to this cinema, and we found it to be utterly charming! It has a very nice cafe, with good tea and coffee, and really good pastries - many vegan friendly. It also serves alcohol - and the perennial favourite,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

This a a great old cinema with comfy seats in the main screen, there is a new screen in the basement but not seen it to comment. Nice atmosphere and you can get an alcoholic drink from the bar. I love it that you can...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

....shame about the decibel level - an assault on the senses. Good coffee, inviting smell of fresh popcorn even good seating but the volume of the film was deafening (The Death of Stalin which despite amazing publicity is NOT funny). Take ear plugs with if...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

The Rio is one of London's best cinematic experiences. A single screen in a building that's been dedicated to cinema for close to a century. There's a small bar, that serves local Hackney ale and lager, as well as good coffee. The films are well...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed April 24, 2017

The first cinema opened on this site opened in 1915.In 1937 it was remodeled in an art deco style.It was later renamed the Classic cinema and became part of that repatory cinema chain.It was eventually taken over by the local community and today operates as...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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