The Institute of Light is an independent Hackney cinema and venue, showing the latest new releases and classic films alongside a delicious restaurant and bar hosting kitchen residencies and pop-ups. We’re nestled in the train line arches that run alongside the leafy space of London Fields, surrounded by other brilliant local businesses that have helped make our immediate area one of the capital’s most exciting locations for culture, food and drink.
Our cinema has the cheapest standard tickets in Hackney, starting at £6 for one of our original airplane seats, seven days a week. We’ve also got cosy sofas for two people.
From Wednesday to Sunday you’ll also find The BBE Store holding court in our cinema, stocking a treasure trove of new and used soul, disco, funk, house, jazz, hip-hop and global beats vinyl. Regular in-store events see some of the world’s greatest DJs grace its decks with free entry for all.
We also have a spacious outdoor terrace and host special events throughout the year and are available for private hires.