The Electric

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Interactive scares

1st March 2014
Interactive scares

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 spooki... read more

A Burton double bill

15th December 2012
A Burton double bill

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 ... read more

British Council USA Summer Camp

27th August 2012
British Council USA Summer Camp

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... read more

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History & Education


Established in 1909 The Electric Cinema is the oldest working cinema in the UK. It has been through many name changes and was mostly rebuilt in the 1930s. Click here to find out more information and to watch short documentaries on the cinema’s amazing life story.

The Electric also runs an education programme for students of all ages. We cover the history of cinema, the current film industry and general film education. Please click here for more information.