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!
Dir: Omer Fast UK, Germany 2015, 97 mins Cert: 15* A man is injured by something falling from the sky, and loses his memory. He sets about carefully recreating a particular building, first in cardboard and then – thanks to £8.5 million compensation – in life size, complete with cats tethered to the roof and a woman […]
Dir: Karel Zeman Czechoslovakia 1958, 83 mins Cert: U* Now that Film Adventurer has whetted your appetite, here’s a rare chance to enjoy what is widely recognised as Karel Zeman’s finest achievement. Weaving together various tall tales from the work of Jules Verne, Invention for Destruction concerns an evil millionaire who plots world domination from within his […]
Dir: José R. Larraz UK 1974, 94 mins Cert: 15 Starring Angela Pleasance (Donald’s daughter), this chilling and long forgotten British horror film from the 70s has duly received a restoration from the BFI. Pleasance plays the role of Helen, a young woman living in an English country mansion, whose friend Anne (Lorna Heilbron) comes to stay. […]