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They will always love Whitney

25th Feb 2013
They will always love Whitney

Some of Whitney Houston's most dedicated fans were gathered in our upstairs screen on Saturday February 23rd, as Whitney super fans Arthur T and Lee H (pictured) gathered to pay tribute to the late singer.

The pair hired out Screen 2 for a special screening of The Bodyguard, the box office hit starring Houston t... read more

Vive La France!

16th Jan 2013
Vive La France!

One of our customers had a very special birthday event on Sunday January 13th, as he invited his friends and family for a private screening of the epic new musical Les Miserables.

The film was preceded by an original Pathe news reel from the birthday fellow's year of birth, plus there was an intermission for ice... read more

Aspiring to Bond

20th Dec 2012
Aspiring to Bond

The much anticipated October release of Skyfall led to a number of private hires here at The Electric, as a collection of companies booked one of our screens so that they could enjoy James Bond's latest adventure alongside their very own special cocktail party.

One of the most glamorous events came from marketin... read more

A Christmas party like no other

19th Sep 2012
A Christmas party like no other

Christmas parties can often be a bit rubbish. Not at The Electric. This Christmas season, we're offering the chance to hire either one of our screens for the kind of Christmas party that won't be forgotten in a hurry.

 
We can offer all kinds of unique party themes, from a screening of a classic Christmas movie... read more

Cream tea in the afternoon

7th Sep 2012
Cream tea in the afternoon

Not every hen party has to involve pink rabbit ears and a head-pounding hangover in the morning - our upstairs screen was recently hired out by head bridesmaid Charlotte to arrange a very refined hen party for her good friend Pamela.

Pamela and her guests were treated to cream tea in the upstairs foyer - freshly... read more

Summer weddings

27th Jul 2012
Summer weddings

Summer time means wedding season, and that's no different here at The Electric, as we host a number of unique wedding ceremonies over the next couple of months, each specifically tailored to the interests and favourite movies of the happy couple.

Recently married in Screen 1 were Andy and Amy Fox (pictured - cop... read more

Undead wedding

14th May 2012
Undead wedding

To say that most of the people who get married here at The Electric are cooler than your average wedding type is somewhat of an understatement, and further proof is provided with the hitching of Anthony Bailey and Holli Latham in October.

They commissioned American artist Mark Welser to do them a unique wedding ... read more

Birthday parties

3rd May 2012
Birthday parties

If you're looking for somewhere unique to celebrate your birthday, why not hire out one of our screens here at The Electric? We've had all kinds of birthday events at The Electric - parties for kids, 30th birthdays and even a special Ghostbusters party for Katy Perry.

We can screen your favourite movie and cater... read more

Popping the question

23rd Jan 2012
Popping the question

Not only do we host weddings here at The Electric, but we're also a great place to propose to your intended partner. That's exactly what Andrew Parkes did on Friday 20th January, when he hired out screen 2 for a special afternoon that culminated in a proposal to his girlfriend Laura.

First the pair arrived and s... read more

Surprise Birthday Perry

31st Oct 2011
Surprise Birthday Perry

Did you know you can hire out our screens for birthday parties? Katy Perry does, which is why she was here celebrating her 27th birthday by watching Ghostbusters in Screen 2! She was thoroughly lovely, and even gave staff some guest list passes for her concert at the NIA.

We were contacted a day before the even... read more

A very civil ceremony

7th Sep 2011
A very civil ceremony

The Electric was very proud to hold our very first civil partnership ceremony on Saturday 3rd September, as lovebirds Adam and Richard tied the knot in front of a large crowd in Screen 1.

For the event, the pair had mocked up movie posters and made their very own fake movie trailer, which told the story of their... read more

Wedding bells

6th Jun 2011
Wedding bells

The Electric Cinema's new-found status as a registered wedding venue has been a massive success these past few months, with couples coming from all over to tie the knot in Screen 1.

The latest couple to stage their happy day at The Electric were Katy and Ben, who got married on Saturday 7th May, adding their own... read more

Shooting an Electric music video

23rd May 2011
Shooting an Electric music video

Birmingham bluegrass outfit The Toy Hearts recently hired The Electric Cinema to shoot their latest music video. The shoot took place on March 29th, the band using screen one plus our foyer and bar for the backdrop to the video.

Made up primarily of sisters Sophie and Hannah Johnson and father Stewart Johnson, T... read more

Electric Paradiso

4th Apr 2011
Electric Paradiso

People come from far and wide to visit The Electric, and on Friday April 1st we organised a very special private hire for a couple from Blackpool, who had our upstairs digital screen to themselves for the afternoon. 

Chris Gregson and his wife were actually ticking off each cinema on The Guardian's recent 10 Of ... read more

Going to the chapel

18th Mar 2011
Going to the chapel

Last year saw a major new chapter begin in The Electric Cinema's history when we were officially registered as a wedding venue.

Since then, we've had a number of people book in their weddings and civil ceremonies (including Electric owner Tom Lawes), and on Sunday 27th February it was the turn of Jasbir and Kira... read more

Rewriting the book

11th Feb 2011
Rewriting the book

On Thursday February 3rd, The Electric played host to a special event that gave an insight into the brand new Library of Birmingham. Local dignitaries gathered to be given a special walkthrough of the new library's design, delivered via a CGI presentation. 

Present at the event were Birmingham City Council leade... read more

Down on the Boardwalk

21st Jan 2011
Down on the Boardwalk

One of the biggest hits of the new TV season over in the US was Boardwalk Empire, the latest star-studded drama from HBO, and on Tuesday January 18th 2011, The Electric played host to a special preview of the show.

Open exclusively to Sky customers to promote their new channel Sky Atlantic - the new home of HBO,... read more

Burlesque beauty

13th Sep 2010
Burlesque beauty

The unique art deco design of The Electric Cinema makes it the ideal location for photographers looking for somewhere with a little 1920s chic.

Local photographer Yvette Bessels thought the same thing, resulting in a special burlesque photo shoot which took place a few weeks back. Her model for the shoot was Bil... read more

Games Masters

13th Sep 2010
Games Masters

If you're thinking of sorting a private hire at The Electric Cinema, you might be further enticed by the news that we now offer special video game hires. It follows the success of our unique Scott Pilgrim event in early September, when punters got to play Street Fighter IV for the Xbox on our massive digital scre... read more

Dying is easy, comedy is hard

23rd Aug 2010
Dying is easy, comedy is hard

Although The Electric is first and foremost a cinema, we don't limit ourselves to just films, and the annual Birmingham Comedy Festival gives us the perfect opportunity to branch out beyond the latest mainstream and independent cinema releases.

This October, we're going all out with a fantastic line-up of live st... read more