The Electric

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Modulus Quartet

25th May 2017
Modulus Quartet

The unique musical combo Modulus Quartet will be visiting The Electric Cinema on Thursday May 25th as part of a nationwide tour.

Modulus Quartet champion a diverse... read more

Flatpack Film Festival 2017

4th April 2017
Flatpack Film Festival 2017

Spring means Flatpack here in Birmingham, specifically the annual film festival featuring a host of cinematic wonders from across the globe, this year taking place ... read more

The Cinematic Time Machine delves into the 40s and 50s

5th March 2017
The Cinematic Time Machine delves into the 40s and 50s

The 2017 version of the Cinematic Time Machine season reaches the 1940s and 1950s this spring, two decades of filmmaking packed to the brim with classic cinema.

Ch... read more


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.


The Electric Cinema
47-49 Station Street
Tel: 0121 643 7879


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 £4.00 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.



If you need to find a hotel whilst you're in Birmingham, then head to, 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