The Electric

Latest News

Wes on our walls

6th April 2018
Wes on our walls

Our upstairs gallery is now playing host to an exhibition from a number of artists inspired by the work of Wes Anderson.

From The Royal Tenenbaums to Moonrise King... read more

A very Beautiful Thing

5th March 2018
A very Beautiful Thing

Sunday 25th February saw The Electric host a very special screening of the cult 1990s film Beautiful Thing, organised by the Birmingham LGBT festival SHOUT.

The fi... read more

Electric Cinema greetings cards now available

14th December 2017
Electric Cinema greetings cards now available

Due to popular demand, we now have a number of specially illustrated greetings cards available from local artist Milan Topalovic.

Choose between a snowy scene outs... read more

About

The Electric in the Southside district of Birmingham is the UK’s oldest working cinema and is now home to sofas, a bar and waiter service. We have two digital screens and show a mixture of the latest quality mainstream, independent, foreign and classic films.

We are closed to the public until around 5.30pm on Mondays, but are open from approximately late morning to approximately late evening every other day. Each week opening and closing times are slightly different, dependent on the running time of the films we are screening.

Please read below for directions and parking information.

Contact

Address
The Electric Cinema
47-49 Station Street
Southside
Birmingham
Tel: 0121 643 7879
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE ELECTRIC CINEMA IN 
BIRMINGHAM NOT LONDON, PORTOBELLO RD

Parking

For those customers coming by car, we now have a partnership with the New Street NCP car park located on St Jude’s Passage, opposite The Victoria pub (see P sign on the map above). Our customers can park there for just £4.00 for five hours.
Please note, this is a multi-storey car park - DO NOT park at the open air NCP car park which is very close by, as the offer is not valid for this car park.
All you have to do is mention that you’re parked there when you come to our box office to collect your cinema tickets, and we’ll give you a special ticket.
When you return to the car park, insert your initial car park ticket, which will bring up the normal tariff. Then insert our ticket, and the price will automatically drop to £5.00 as long as you have not exceeded the limit of five hours.
Please ask a member of staff if you have any queries or click here for the official NCP website for this car park.

Hotels

 

If you need to find a hotel whilst you're in Birmingham, then head to www.expedia.co.uk, where you'll find information on a number of hotels available in the city centre by clicking here.

For more information on things to do in the Southside area, please follow this link www.enjoysouthside.co.uk