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VENUE: The Electric Cinema – Screen 1

47-49 Station St,
Birmingham
B5 4DY

Established in 1909, the Electric was the first cinema in Birmingham and is today the oldest working cinema in the UK. The Electric provides a unique setting for film viewing: choose a film from the great variety on offer and sit back to enjoy with handmade cakes, coffee, or something a bit stronger, from the art deco bar.

Screen one and ground floor are wheelchair accessible. (Venue will provide ramp for wheelchair access up the main steps)

Did You Know… The Electric has gone by many other names, including: Tivoli, Tatler News Theatre and Jacey Cartoon Theatre. At one point it was even an amusement arcade!



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Some Past Events


Blind Cinema (11am)

April 22, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Recommended Age: 14+ As you enter the auditorium, you are blindfolded. Images flicker on the screen, but all you have to go on is the film’s soundtrack, and the whispered narration provided by a group of schoolchildren. Artist Britt Hatzius has devised a powerful and thought-provoking experience, partly inspired by the art of audio description. […]

The Art Life

Sunday April 9th, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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Dir: Jon Nguyen, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Rick Barnes USA/Denmark 2017, 90 mins Cert: 12* As a child, David Lynch would sit in mud puddles under a tree. As a young man, he’d keep dead mice, birds and rotting fruit in the basement, in order to follow the natural process of decay. On discovering this secret hoard […]

The Boy and the Beast

April 24, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Dir: Mamoru Hosoda Japan 2015, 120 mins Cert: 12A* – recommended for ages 10+ Stumbling through Tokyo’s Shibuya district, nine year-old runaway Ren discovers a portal which leads to Jutengai, a parallel realm populated by all manner of strange, semi-human creatures. Adopted by samurai bear Kumatetsu, the boy quickly finds himself estranged from the world he has […]