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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

Travelling Picture Show – grand finale

October 26, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

  The end is in sight. After a summer spent trundling the region, the family film caravan which we call the Travelling Picture Show is making its way back into Birmingham in a shower of confetti and knitted mice. To mark this occasion the Electric cinema is hosting a special gala screening for all ages, […]


March 26, 2011 @ 7:00 pm - 8:40 pm

Dir: Quentin Dupieux France 2010 With: Stephen Spinella, Jack Plotnick, Wings Hauser Running Time: 84 mins Certificate: 15 **Stop press! tickets for an additional Sunday morning screening of Rubber are now on sale.** A tyre called Robert, abandoned in the California desert, discovers psychokinetic powers and starts killing people. If the premise for In The […]

Soviet Animation in 3D

March 30, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Dir: Various, USSR, 66 mins Cert: U During the Cold War, Soviet inventors developed pioneering technology for stereoscopic projection which was used to make several animated films. But due to the collapse of the Soviet Union and its cinematic infrastructure in 1991, these films have been sitting in archives gathering dust as the equipment needed […]