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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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February 3, 2007 @ 2:00 pm

Dir: Jim Finn (USA 2005, 71 mins) With: Nandini Khaund, Jim Finn, Dean DeMatteis, Goran Milos Remember when space-travel was sexy? Interkosmos is a charmingly lo-fi sci-fi movie which documents an imaginary East German space mission of the 1970s, perfectly capturing an era when it was hoped that Communism would colonise the outer reaches of […]

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 […]

The Tribe

March 22, 2015 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Dir: Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy Ukraine 2014, 130 mins Cert: 18* A stand-out entry in Cannes last year, this startling debut has provoked strong reactions at every screening since. The story of Sergey, a young man working his way up the ranks of a brutal teenage gang, The Tribe is given added potency by being played out […]