The Institute of Light is Hackney’s sparkly new art-house cinema as well as a vinyl record store, restaurant and bar, coffee shop and bookshop. Nestled beneath a railway arch in London Fields, the cinema seats have been salvaged from a Pan Am plane and the gorgeous little courtyard serves, amongst other delights, local Five Point Brewery draft ale and Prosecco on tap. Traditional Brazilian tapas and street food is provided by the Rio Boteco team and includes salted cod fishcakes and crispy cassava chips.
IOL's cinema will be screening some fabulous flix from Blades of Glory, Chariots of Fire and Cool Runnings (during the Rio Olympics) to Charles Laughton’s iconic Night of the Hunter and Sergei Parajanov’s Colour of Pomegranates.
It’s open Wednesday to Sunday weekly until Sun 28 August. Cinema sofa seat tickets are £9, regular seats £6.
Institute of Light, Arch 376, 10 Helmsley Place. Hackney. Beneath London Fields Overground.