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In memory of Dr. Clifford Shaw (1919 - 2015)

5th January 2016
In memory of Dr. Clifford Shaw (1919 - 2015)

We recently became aware that a time honoured friend of the cinema, Dr Clifford Shaw, sadly passed away last October, aged 96. He had worked tirelessly to h... read more

A tale of Tatler's past

2nd June 2015
A tale of Tatler's past

One of our customers has very kindly donated to us a collection of leaflets displaying what the Birmingham Film Society was screening here at The Electric Ci... read more

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

History & Education

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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.