Our Story

Originally Hackney Central Library and later a concert venue, this landmark building was converted into a cinema in 2011, creating some stunning interior spaces. Picturehouse Cinemas and architects Panter Hudspith transformed the building into a five-screen venue with a restaurant and two bars. The Picturehouse touch has brought a mix of modern industrial glamour and urban cool to the building, which is overtly bold and brutalist in construction. It's a fun, funky and impressive place to hang out.

Hackney Picturehouse
270 Mare Street
E8 1HE

Opening Times

The cinema will open at least 15 minutes before the start of the first film each day.

Ticket Prices


Friday from 17.00.
All day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Adult    £14.10 

Member    £12.10 

Retired    £13.10 

Retired Member    £11.10 

Student    £13.10 

Student Member    £11.10

Child    £8.10 

Family*    £32.40 


Tuesday – Friday
before 17.00

Adult    £12.20 

Member    £10.20 

Retired    £11.20 

Retired Member    £9.20 

Student    £11.20 

Student Member    £9.20 

Child    £7.70 

Family*    £30.80 

Happy Mondays

Every Monday
(except Bank Holidays)

Adult    £7.70 

Member    £5.70 

Retired    £7.70 

Retired Member    £5.70 

Student    £7.70 

Student Member    £5.70 

Child    £5.70 

Family*    £22.80 

There is a £1.50 booking fee per transaction for telephone and online bookings. This fee does not apply to Picturehouse Members, or to tickets purchased in person at the cinema.

3D films cost £1.30 extra per person, not including 3D glasses. These cost an additional 70p and can be purchased at the cinema if you do not have your own.

*Family tickets are for four people, at least two of whom must be under 15. Not applicable to premium-priced screenings.

Tickets for Discover and Vintage Sundays screenings are £5 for Members (£8 general admission).

Have a question? We might have just the answer in our FAQs.


Travel Information

By Bus

The following bus routes run close to the cinema: 8, 55, 106, 254, 277, 394, N55, N253.

By Train

The nearest train station is Hackney Central (6-minute walk, Overground).

By Car

For parking information please visit hackney.gov.uk.

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