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 this Hackney Cinema, 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.

There will be reduced opening hours on the following days:

Hackney Picturehouse will be closed on Wednesday 24th August due to a private hire. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Ticket Prices

Evenings,  Weekends & Bank Holidays

Films starting from 17.00 onwards on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and all day on Saturday & Sunday

Adult    £14.40 

Member    £11.40 

Retired    £13.40 

Retired Member    £10.40 

Student    £13.40 

Student Member    £10.40

Child    £8.40 

Family*    £33.60

(four people, including at least two children)


Films starting before 17.00 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

Adult    £10.80 

Member    £7.80 

Retired    £9.80

Retired Member    £6.80 

Student    £9.80

Student Member    £6.80

Child    £7.80

Family*    £31.20 

(four people , including at least two children)

Happy Mondays

All day on Monday (excluding bank holidays)

Adult   £7.90

Member    £4.90 

Retired    £7.90 

Retired Member    £4.90 

Student    £7.90 

Student Member    £4.90 

Child    £5.90 

Family*    £23.60 

(four people, including at least two children)

3D films may cost £1.30 extra per person, not including 3D glasses (you can buy these at the cinema for an extra 70p, or bring your own).

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

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

Clubs & Groups


Tickets are £3 for all.

Our Autism-Friendly screenings take place on the third Sunday of the month.

At these screenings, we strive to create an environment that is welcoming for people with a range of conditions such as autism, learning disabilities and cognitive disorders.

Watch with Baby

Regular ticket prices apply.

The Watch with Baby club is for parents and guardians with babies under one year old. Watch with Baby takes place on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11.00.

Babies go free. Adults are only admitted if accompanying a baby.

Kids' Club  

Tickets are £3 for all.
For children and their parents or carers. Adults are only admitted if accompanying a child.

Toddler Time   

Tickets are £3 for children, free for accompanying adults.

Join us Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11.00 for 30 minutes of episodes for preschool children and their parents and carers.

A great way to introduce your toddler to the experience of the cinema!

Adults are only admitted if accompanying a child.


Tickets are £4 for all.

Our Dementia-Friendly screenings are open to all but cater especially for people living with dementia.

Free tea/coffee and biscuits are served before the film, and there's also a short interval.

Click here for upcoming screenings.

Discover / Rediscover   

Free for Members (£8 general admission).

New and classic films on the big screen where they belong.

Silver Screen   


Silver Screen is a free-to-join club for the over-60s.

Enjoy discounted tickets and a free tea or filter coffee at our Silver Screen shows.

Silver Screen runs Tuesdays & Thursdays before 17.00. Non-members are welcome - the usual ticket prices apply.

Click here for upcoming screenings.

Screen Arts 

Ticket prices vary.

Bringing world-class productions of theatre, ballet, opera and live music to the big screen.


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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