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.
Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access to Screen Two, on the first floor.
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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Dir: Marco Bonfanti Italy 2016, 74mins Cert: PG “What is a drawing? It is a line around an idea.” Marco Bonfanti’s warm-hearted documentary focuses on the life and influences of Bruno Bozzetto, master animator and creator of the endearingly hapless character Signor Rossi. Drawing on a wealth of footage and interviews with distinguished fans including […]
Dir: Claude Knight, Luke Scott & Sam Derby-Cooper UK 2015, 74 mins Cert: 12* In the mid 1980s breakdancing swept through UK cities like wildfire, causing stocks of lino, ski-wear and boomboxes to plummet. One of the epicentres was Nottingham Rock City, where crews from across the country gathered on Saturdays to battle it out, […]