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110th Birthday Celebration with Behind the Screens Tour by Owner Tom Lawes

9th December 2019
110th Birthday Celebration with Behind the Screens Tour by Owner Tom Lawes

On the 28th of December, one day after our official 110th Birthday, join us for a 'behind the screens' tour of the UK's oldest working cinema and find out about the... read more

Telling The Other Story

23rd November 2019
Telling The Other Story

This screening of the documentary Some Stories will show what happened when fifteen Birmingham teenagers met fifteen Limerick teenagers in 2018 to swap stories from... read more

Free Screening of Cleft Lip with Director Q&A

12th November 2019
Free Screening of Cleft Lip with Director Q&A

Cleft Lip Screening + Q&A with director Erik Knudsen

Monday 25th November
Screen One
20:30pm - 23:30pm

The University of Birmingham’s Liberal Arts and Natural... read more

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  • Last Christmas

    Last Christmas From Friday 6th December

    Nothing seems to go right for Kate, who works as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. But things soon take ... read more
  • Knives Out

    Knives Out From Wednesday 27th November

    Directed by Rian Johnson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Looper) an intelligent whodunnit about a famed southe... read more
  • Judy & Punch

    Judy & Punch From Friday 6th December

    In a visceral and dynamic live-action reinterpretation of the famous 16th century puppet show, writer-directo... read more
  • Two Popes

    Two Popes From Friday 6th December

    Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce tussle over the future of the Catholic Church in this thrillingly cinemati... read more
  • Cinematic Time Machine: Tommy

    Cinematic Time Machine: Tommy Sunday 8th December & Thursday 12th December

    Back in cinemas as part of BFI Musicals season, Ken Russellís 1970s rock musical Tommy. ... read more
  • Die Hard

    Die Hard From Friday 13th December

    Outmanned, outgunned and ill-equipped for the task at hand, John McClane has a Christmas Eve like no other.
  • Ordinary Love

    Ordinary Love From Friday 13th December

    Joan and Tom have been married for many years. There is an ease to their relationship that only comes from s... read more
  • Sons of Denmark

    Sons of Denmark From Friday 13th December

    The debut feature, Sons of Denmark, from director Ulaa Salim is a powerful, unnerving and provocative film t... read more
  • Gremlins

    Gremlins From Friday 13th December

    Billy has to follow three simple rules: keep him away from water, bright lights and, most importantly, never ever feed him after midnight...What can go wrong?
  • Itís a Wonderful Life

    Itís a Wonderful Life From Friday 13th December

    One of the most beloved films ever made It's A Wonderful Life has become traditional Christmas viewing.
  • Elf

    Elf From Friday 13th December

    One Christmas Eve a long time ago, a baby crawled into Santa's bag of toys...
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York From Saturday 14th December

    The McAllister family go on a holiday to Florida. Kevin McAllister gets separated from his family, and man... read more
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

    The Muppet Christmas Carol From Saturday 14th December

    Brian Henson directs his late father's creations in the Charles Dickens classic, the best known (and most oft-filmed) Christmas story of all time.
  • Love Actually

    Love Actually Saturday 14th December

    The classic UK romantic comedy from 2003 following the love lives of various couples in the lead-up to Christmas.
  • Merry Christmas (Joyeux Noel)

    Merry Christmas (Joyeux Noel) From Sunday 15th December

    Charting the converging experiences of British, French and German soldiers in December 1914, Joyeux NoŽl is ... read more
  • Somebody Up There Likes Me

    Somebody Up There Likes Me Sunday 15th December & Thursday 19th December

    Ronnie guides us on a journey through his life painting and performing, accompanied by t... read more
  • It's A Wonderful Life with Wine

    It's A Wonderful Life with Wine Sunday 15th December

    Itís a Wonderful Life with Wine

    Join wine buff Tony Elvin at the Electric as we present a unique showing of ... read more
  • The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas

    The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas Monday 16th December

    Explore the authentic folklore, history and contemporary practices associated with the Krampus with Al Ridenour, au... read more
  • White Christmas

    White Christmas From Tuesday 17th December

    'White Christmas' is a treasury of Irving Berlin classics, among them 'Count Your Blessings Instead of SBin... read more
  • Home Alone

    Home Alone From Sunday 15th December

    All Kevin McCallister wants for Christmas is for his family to disappear. So when he wakes to discover that ... read more
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens Wednesday 18th December

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens the first part of the latest Star Wars trilogy.

    30 years after the Empire's... read more
  • NT Live: Present Laughter

    NT Live: Present Laughter Wednesday 18th December

    Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBCís Sherlock, Fleabag) in NoŽl Cowardís provocative comedy Present La... read more
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi Wednesday 18th December

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Part two of the latest Star Wars trilogy continuing the story on from The Force Awakens.
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