We're currently running a very special film in front of all screenings of The Great Gatsby, highlighting the Give A Fiver campaign launched by Birmingham's John Taylor Hospice, asking for donations to their amazing hospice in Erdington.
Communications Officer Diane Parkes says, 'We are really grateful to the Electri... read more
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's...Supermen! As Henry Cavill dons the cape for director Zack Snyder on June 14th, we thought it would make the perfect occasion to screen one of the original cinematic comic book movies, namely Richard Donner's 1978 feature Superman.
We'll be screening the special extended cut of... read more
The second issue of The Electric's new magazine Electrolyte is now available, featuring The Great Gatsby on the cover and a number of intriguing pieces about the world of cinema as seen through the eyes of the UK's oldest working cinema.
Issue 2 offers up pieces on a number of cinema releases in May and June, plus f... read more
To mark the launch of the new Star Trek film Into Darkness, on Friday May 10th we host a very special Trek Night, featuring a screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan and the very amusing Trek parody Galaxy Quest.
The Wrath Of Khan is widely regarded as the best Trek film ever, while Galaxy Quest is a great spoo... read more
This May, we join forces with Birmingham Hippodrome for our next Film Food Club - High Society style! With the stage production running at Birmingham Hippodrome from 14th May, come and remind yourself of the film classic, starring Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra, followed by a first class meal at the Hippodrome's Circl... read more
In a twist on our usual wine tasting events, our next taste-along screening features five special whiskies presented alongside a screening of Ken Loach's comedy drama The Angels' Share, about a scam pulled at whisky distillery.
Join Amy Seton and Craig Mills from The Birmingham Whisky Club as they take the audience ... read more
Acclaimed musician Steven Severin returns to The Electric for a third time this May as he presents another immersive live score to a silent film classic - this time, the 1920 German horror The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari.
Live in person on Sunday May 5th at 6pm, Severin presents a mesmerising synthesis of sound and im... read more
The city-wide zombie chase game 2.8 Hours Later returns to Birmingham next month, and the organisers have hooked up with our horror night Shock & Gore to offer a special 25% discount for our Electric customers.
Returning with a brand new storyline and featuring live roleplay that takes place across the city centre,... read more
The 2013 Flatpack festival is finally here, and below are full listings for all the events happening here at The Electric Cinema over a ten day period. Tickets can ONLY be booked by clicking on the links below and going through to the official Flatpack website - The Electric Cinema box office cannot process any ticke... read more
Look to the skies, because the Martians are on their way! Jeff Wayne's acclaimed musical version of HG Wells' The War Of The Worlds has been wowing arena audiences for the past few years, and now the live stage show has been captured for the big screen.
Filmed at the O2 Arena on December 15th in high definition and ... read more
The always brilliant Flatpack Festival returns to Birmingham this month, now bigger and longer than ever, and once again a number of excellent screenings and events will be taking place right here at The Electric Cinema in late March.
They include Sightseers star Alice Lowe introducing the cult documentary Grey Gard... read more
After months of toil, our brand new free magazine Electrolyte has finally launched, now available in our foyer and also in venues across Birmingham, offering a look at not only what films we're showing over a two month period, but also offering thoughts on the modern film industry.
The first issue, covering March an... read more
The Electric Cinema showed any number of silent comedies back in the early 20th century, and on March 22nd, we pay tribute to the building's extensive history with a special double bill from the Slapstick Festival, offering up two classic silent comedies complete with live musical accompaniment.
It is with great sadness I have to announce the passing of projectionist John Brockington, who died peacefully this morning aged 72. John will be familiar to you as the star of The Last Projectionist and someone who dedicated his entire working life to the cinema business. In addition to working at MAC for the latter... read more
Prepare yourselves for VHS awfulness of a singular kind. Oh yes, cult US gang The Found Footage Festival return to The Electric Cinema on March 25th to present a brand new collection of found VHS obscurities, delivering live commentary on the night to all manner of surreal home movies and corporate videos.
Curators ... read more
From Feb 15th, we begin a mini Oscar season here at The Electric, as we show a whole host of films nominated at this year's Oscar ceremony - some we've shown before, but this is a chance to catch them if you missed seeing them last time.
The season begins with Flight (from Feb 15), followed closely by Lincoln (Feb 2... read more
Our regular Shock & Gore horror screening returns on Saturday February 9th with two very special screenings of Antiviral, the creepy debut feature from director Brandon Cronenberg that takes a well-deserved swipe at celebrity culture, complete with lashings of body horror.
Caleb Landry Jones plays Sid March, who wor... read more
Prepare yourselves for an epic night of film, one never before attempted anywhere else in the country. Maybe even in the world. In one never-to-be-repeated night, in both of The Electric’s screens, we shall be showing two films with the word ‘Rocky’ in the title.
Yes, it’s our most tenuously linked night of film e... read more
Yes, it’s our most tenuously linked night of film e... read more
We're very pleased to announce we've teamed up with Kerrang! Radio and their station charity Cash For Kids for their new talent search The Big Audition, with one of the prizes giving an unsigned band a music video shot by the Electric's very own award-winning director Tom Lawes.
The Big Audition is looking for the n... read more
We have a very special screening happening on Sunday February 3rd, as we bring out our hi-tech Xpand 3D glasses for the spectacular new film Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away.
Offering the kind of jawdropping physical feats and surreal imagery that have made this Canadian circus troupe a global name, Worlds Away 3D also... read more