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!
Cert (15)* Spirits, aliens, talking animals and monsters lurk in the shadows of this otherworldly programme, more dream than nightmare. Here, felt tip pens and crayons create colourful parallel universes, inhabited by strange and endearing characters. Internationally renowned animators return to the UK with their new masterpieces. Nighthawk, by Spela Cadez, takes us on a […]
Dir: Ilinca Calugareanu UK/Romania/Germany 2015, 78 mins Cert: 12A* In contention for most intriguing title in the programme this year, Chuck Norris vs Communism directs the spotlight on the underground world of the VHS tape in communist-era Romania. Smuggled in from the west, tapes featuring the likes of Van Damme, Stallone, and, of course, Chuck Norris, were […]
Dir: Huw Wahl UK 2016, 87 mins Cert (PG) * To watch this film is to be transported into another world. A world before risk-assessments, where questioning authority is the norm and kids throw themselves down hills at speed. Action Space had a similar ethos and life-span to many other groups spawned in 1968 (including […]