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VENUE: Birmingham and Midland Institute – John Lee Theatre

Birmingham and Midland Institute
Margaret Street
Birmingham
B3 3BS

Founded in 1854, the Birmingham and Midland Institute is a charity dedicated to the promotion of learning across all sections of society in Birmingham and the Midlands. Housed within a Victorian edifice in the heart of the city, the Institute has its own Library and lecture theatres.

Wheelchair accessible. Please ring the bell outside the main entrance for assistance. Access provided by a portable ramp, so wheelchair users are advised to call the venue directly to arrange access in advance. For additional access information: http://bmi.org.uk/disabled.html

Did You Know… The BMI was originally built next to the Town Hall but moved to its current location in 1965. It was originally built through an Act of Parliament in 1852 “for the Diffusion and Advancement of Science, Literature and Art amongst all Classes of Persons resident in Birmingham and the Midland Counties”.



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Radio Dreams

Sunday April 9th, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm

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Dir: Babak Jalali USA 2016, 93 mins Cert: TBC Set in the USA, Radio Dreams follows enthusiastic station manager Hamid Royani as he attempts to bring a little hardcore metal to his Iranian radio station. Whilst attempting to facilitate a jam session between Metallica and Kabul Dreams (Afghanistan’s first rock band), he struggles to recreate […]

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

March 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Dir: Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany 1972, 124 mins Cert: 15 Although only 37 when he died, the prolific German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder had racked up an incredible 39 feature films. Few were as brilliantly crafted as The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant. An observation on loneliness and power, and featuring an all female […]

The Magic Cinema: It’s Alive

April 24, 2016 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

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