Over 100 eager students from the John Henry Newman secondary school in Chelmsley Wood came to The Electric on February 25th for a morning of scares and spookiness.
The group split into two to watch Hammer horror The Woman In Black in both our downstairs and upstairs screens, then afterwards the group united fo... read more
When school groups visit The Electric, they've often been studying the work of one particular director and want to focus on his or her work during their time here.
When Harborne Academy recently came to visit The Electric, they focused specifically on the animated work of Burton, watching a Gothic double bill ... read more
We were very pleased to welcome along the British Council Summer camp this month, as a group of students from the US visited Birmingham and stopped off at The Electric along the way.
After being given a talk about the history of the cinema, plus the differences between 35mm and digital, the students split into... read more
St Edmund Campion Catholic School and Sixth Form Centre in Erdington were the latest school to take advantage of The Electric's commitment to promoting the history of cinema and film to school children and students.
Visiting us at the end of May, they were treated to a tour of the projection rooms, asked mana... read more
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls visited The Electric in late April to be given a talk about the cinema's history and then watch Baz Luhrmann's stylish version of Romeo + Juliet, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Clare Danes, in order to prepare them for studying the actual play for an English module.
St... read more
The Last Projectionist - our feature length documentary about the history of The Electric and UK independent cinema, directed by Electric owner Tom Lawes - finally has an official release date of Friday June 22nd.
This unique documentary has proven a real hit with school groups attending The Electric, especial... read more
Did you know that schools and colleges can book themselves in to watch a film and have a special presentation here at The Electric? One of the most recent media studies groups to visit came from St. Thomas Aquinas School in Kings Norton (pictured), and teacher Joe Stevens delivered this glowing testimonial abou... read more
Tutors looking to engage their students in film education will be pleased to know that The Electric Cinema has made available a brand new documentary entitled The Last Projectionist. The film has been made available prior to theatrical release specifically for education groups wanting to know more about the exh... read more
Welcome to the new History & Education site for the Electric Cinema. Here you can find detailed descriptions of the cinemas 100 years of history! There are also interviews and short films about the cinema in all it's previous guises.
Additionally you can find information and reviews for the Electric's educ... read more