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

9th Dec 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 building's fascinating history, stretching from 1909 to the present day.

Film director, music composer, and entrepreneur Tom Lawes restored The Electric... read more

Telling The Other Story

23rd Nov 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 one another’s lives. One year on, these teenagers will reunite onstage after the screening to reveal its impact.

Information and Tickets: beinghumanfestival.org/event/telling-the-other-story/

Free Screening of Cleft Lip with Director Q&A

12th Nov 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 Sciences programme and Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology welcomes you to a free screening of Erik Knudsen’s Cleft Lip.

What happen... read more

Cine-Excess 13 at The Electric

24th Oct 2019
Cine-Excess 13 at The Electric

7th ​- 9th November 2019

CINE-EXCESS 13: INDEPENDENT VISIONS OF EXCESS

Guests of Honour
Jen and Sylvia Soska (Rabid, American Mary) - Recipients of the Cine-Excess Female Innovators of Horror Award
Norman J. Warren (Terror, Inseminoid) - Recipient of the Cine-Excess Lifetime Achievement Award
​Special Guest
Nat... read more

Star Wars Tickets Released

22nd Oct 2019
Star Wars Tickets Released

No one's ever really gone... Rey's journey continues and the Skywalker saga concludes in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, coming December 2019.

Tickets for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are on sale now. The Electric will host a midnight screening preceded by Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Click here for times and tickets

Independent Birmingham Golden Oldie Winner

10th Sep 2019
Independent Birmingham Golden Oldie Winner

The Electric has been named as Birmingham's Golden Oldie in the 2019 Independent Birmingham Awards!

We can't stop admiring our beautiful Golden Oldie award. Cast in concrete and laser etched by the incredible team SpacePlay Studio.

 

The Last Tree + Q&A

3rd Sep 2019
The Last Tree + Q&A

Join us at The Electric on Thursday 12th September for a special preview screening of The Last Tree directed by Shola Amoo.

The screening will be followed by an exciting Q&A with Shola Amoo and lead actor Sam Adewunmi.

For tickets and more information click here

Screening of Snuff 1976 + Q&A with Joaquin Aras at the Electric Cinema

21st Aug 2019
Screening of Snuff 1976 + Q&A with Joaquin Aras at the Electric Cinema

Screening of Snuff 1976 + Q&A with Joaquín Aras at the Electric Cinema
Wednesday 11 September, 6 - 8pm (FREE - TICKETS MUST BE BOOKED)

In Snuff 1976 Aras remakes the entire soundtrack to the Northern American low budget film Snuff, produced in Argentina. A two channel video, Snuff plays through one channel and the ... read more

Shock & Gore celebrates it's 9th year.

8th Jul 2019
Shock & Gore celebrates it's 9th year.

 Now in its 9th edition, Birmingham’s Shock & Gore film festival is sure to be heavy on the guts and viscera. Break out your anoraks and go get bloody in the front row.

Taking place at that veritable institution of offbeat film fandom, The Electric, 2019’s Shock & Gore festival will be running between July 12th-18th... read more

Win a Private Screening when you see Toy Story 4

21st Jun 2019
Win a Private Screening when you see Toy Story 4

Win a private cinema screening!
Free Fruit Shoots and enter our competition to win your child a private party at The Electric Cinema when you watch Toy Story 4 at The Electric!
Grab tickets here!

Toy Story competition - ‘Win your child a private party here at The Electric Cinema’
To enter, fill out this short ... read more

BLOC Hotel VIP Cinema Offer

21st Jun 2019
BLOC Hotel VIP Cinema Offer

 After the huge success of last year’s BLOC/Electric Cinema offer, we’ve teamed up again in 2019 to bring you this amazing blockbuster deal…

The BLOC // Electric Cinema package consists of:

- One night's Vista Room accommodation at BLOC Birmingham Jewellery Quarter
- Two Standard Seat Tickets to The Electric
- £1... read more

HELLO! NO, I'M AT THE CINEMA!

10th Jun 2019
HELLO! NO, I'M AT THE CINEMA!

 Join us for a very special evening to celebrate Dom Joly’s TV career and the launch of his new book ‘The Hezbollah Hiking Club’.

Hosted by Electric Cinema Owner Tom Lawes, we'll be showing clips from his TV shows and listening to the crazy stories behind Trigger Happy TV and World Shut Your Mouth. Then it’s your tu... read more

Dan Genders has been a Very Naughty Boy

29th Apr 2019
Dan Genders has been a Very Naughty Boy

To coincide with the wewelease of ‘The Life of Bwian’, The Electric Gallery will feature the work of Birmingham based artist, Dan Genders.

Dan, who has previously appeared on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year as well as producing charity artwork for Elbow and The Jam, previously exhibited a piece of work with us ... read more

Birmingham produced feature on the big screen.

29th Mar 2019
Birmingham produced feature on the big screen.

 In November 2018, 15 English teenagers and 15 Irish teenagers came together to discover the power of empathy. Narrative 4, the Department of Film and Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham, and B-Film: The Birmingham Centre for Film Studies invite you to witness what happened next in the documentary SOME S... read more

Disney and brunch.

20th Mar 2019
Disney and brunch.

We've teamed up with sophisticated yet relaxed brasserie, The Ivy Temple Row, to offer the perfect Sunday brunch experience on Sunday, 14 April.

Dine at The Ivy Temple Row from 11am were you can choose from a menu of mid-morning favourites before joining us for Disney's new family adventure at 2pm.

Dumbo, from Disn... read more

Another Fine Gala

11th Jan 2019
Another Fine Gala

 Thanks to everyone who came to our fantastic Stan and Ollie Gala night on Friday. Special mention to Laurel and Hardy who made their first visit to Birmingham since 1954! Shot at our neighbours The Old Rep, the BAFTA nominated film is still showing, click here to book

Electric Cinema greetings cards & vouchers now available.

1st Nov 2018
Electric Cinema greetings cards & vouchers now available.

Christmas is just around the corner and we now have a number of specially illustrated greetings cards available from local artist Milan Topalovic.

Choose between a snowy scene outside The Electric (pictured), another themed to Pixar's much loved animation Up, another themed to the Hollywood classic Breakfast At Tiff... read more

Ben Wheatley returns with Colin Burstead

22nd Oct 2018
Ben Wheatley returns with Colin Burstead

Last time we had writer-director Ben Wheatley joins us, he did us the honour of unveiling our civic society plaque naming us 'The UK's Oldest Working Cinema'.

On Monday 26th November he's back with an exclusive preview of his new feature Happy New Year, Colin Burstead, a blisteringly funny look at a family thrown... read more

The LEGO Movie (Theatre)

8th Jul 2018
The LEGO Movie (Theatre)

We are ridiculously excited to reveal that The Electric Cinema has been immortalised in LEGO bricks for the new Legoland Discovery Centre in Birmingham!

47 Birmingham landmarks have been recreated in LEGO for the new attraction, including the Library of Birmingham, Spaghetti Junction, New Street Station and the BT T... read more

Scrubbing up nicely

23rd May 2018
Scrubbing up nicely

The Withnail Brum gang returned to The Electric this May for the fourth year running, and each year there's a new dimension to their annual screening of the cult British comedy.

For 2018, punters were asked to dig deep into their pockets for a Withnail themed auction in aid of Sifa Fireside, with lots including a da... read more