Thursday, 5 April 2012
Special Feature: Genesis Cinema Launches Studio 5
Earlier this month, the Genesis Cinema opened their brand new luxury screen, Studio 5, and CineVue were lucky enough to be invited to have a sneak peak at this much loved East London cinema's latest addition. Situated on the run-down Mile End Road in Whitechapel, the Genesis Cinema has a long tradition of providing an alternative and varied programme which includes an eclectic mix of high-end mainstream movies and independent art-house films - a prime example being their current 'Auteur Native' season which includes screenings of such classics as The Godfather (1972), In the Mood for Love (2000) and Casablanca (1942).
Originally opened as a music hall back in 1848, the venue first functioned as a cinema in 1912 and was known as the Mile End Empire - making the Genesis the oldest cinema in East London. Since then the cinema has undergone numerous developments and more recently has been under family ownership for the last 12 years.