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VENUE: The Electric Cinema

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)

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 TheatreAt one point it was even an amusement arcade!

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Some Past Events

Mutant Girls Squad

March 26, 2011 @ 11:30 pm - 1:00 am

Dir: Noboru Iguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura and Tak Sakaguchi Japan 2010 With: Yoshihiro Nishimura, Noboru Iguchi, Naoto Takenaka, Tak Sakaguchi Running Time: 85 mins Recommended Certificate: 18 **Please note – this film is screening at 11.30pm and not 9.30 as stated in the brochure** On her sixteenth birthday, angelic and bullied schoolgirl Rin finds that her […]

Light Fantastic

April 25, 2012 @ 7:53 am - May 15, 2012 @ 7:53 am

Dates: 25 April – 15 May 2012 Venues: mac and Electric, with a closing party at the Spotted Dog in Digbeth.   April sees the return of Birmingham’s International Dance Festival, a biennial celebration which brings together dancers from across the world. Alongside IDFB’s programme of performances and public interventions, which this year includes a […]


March 31, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Dir: Haifaa al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia, 98 mins  According to nineteenth century activist Susan B. Anthony, “the bicycle has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world.” Here we see pedal power working its magic again, in the charming and quietly barbed story of a young Saudi girl who dreams of having her […]