The independently-owned East End institution, The Genesis Cinema, turned 15 this year. If you've not visited it yet, now is the time. If the word 'independent' conjures up images of a tiny repertory house, you might be surprised to find that the Genesis has developed into a five screen (35mm, Digital and 3D) outfit with a spacious bar and a full calendar of events.
You can read out write up of the 15th anniversary party here, where the cinema crammed in about a dozen events into one evening to showcase the cinema's range at this point in it's life.
You can also read up on the history of the building (and it has a long history, having served as music hall, cinema, and been left derelict for many years) in this interview with the owner Tyrone Walker-Hubbard by by Zarina Rimbaud-Kadirbaks (AKA www.dutchgirlinlondon.com ).