The Institute of Light Cinema is the Flagship of IOL, a one-stop cultural hub set in an enigmatic railway arch under the rumble of London Overground’s Great Eastern Jazz Line. IOL is an exceptional multi-sensory space – a repertory cinema, vinyl record store, film, music and photography bookshop and a social cafe – all under one majestic roof.

From Jules et Jim to Once Upon a Time in the WestFargo to Taxi Driver, the cinema at IOL presents an eclectic mix of rep titles and new releases, digital and analog. An intimate, contemporary auditorium under the timeless and evocative rumble of the railway line, we celebrate cinema, its influence and its audience.


Economy class £6

Two-seat sofa £18