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Four exclusive Christmas card designs now available

22nd Nov 2017
Four exclusive Christmas card designs now available

Christmas is once upon us, meaning our specially illustrated Christmas cards from local artist Milan Topalovic are now available to give to loved ones - and this year, we've got four different designs to choose from.

Choose between a snowy scene outside The Electric, another themed to Pixar's much loved animation Up... read more

The making of Electric Ale

12th Oct 2017
The making of Electric Ale

If you've ever fancied having a peek around the brewery that makes our delicious Electric Ale, then we'd recommend heading over to www.twotowersbrewery.co.uk for information on their brewery tours. 

Led by Mark, the owner of the business and brewer, the tours consist of a short history of Two Towers Brewery, includi... read more

10% off any room at the Rotunda with Staying Cool

14th Sep 2017
10% off any room at the Rotunda with Staying Cool

 We're big fans of the award winning serviced apartments run by Staying Cool at the Rotunda, so we're very pleased to be able to offer all our Electric customers a special 10% discount on any of their rooms.

All you need to do to receive the discount is use the code ELECTRIC when booking in at www.stayingcool.com, a... read more

The alternative 'Cans' Film Festival

15th Jun 2017
The alternative 'Cans' Film Festival

Forget the Cannes film festival. This summer, we're hosting our very own Cans Film Festival, a celebration of both classic cinema and great boutique canned beer.

Each screening has been inspired by an exciting canned beer product, and said beer will be available at our bar and chilled ready to sip throughout the fil... read more

Modulus Quartet

25th May 2017
Modulus Quartet

The unique musical combo Modulus Quartet will be visiting The Electric Cinema on Thursday May 25th as part of a nationwide tour.

Modulus Quartet champion a diverse range of music by living composers, seeking out music of an individual style, developing creative relationships with composers and artists.

The quartet ... read more

Lady & The Tramp charity screening

21st May 2017
Lady & The Tramp charity screening

Join us for a family friendly matinee of a true Disney animated classic this spring - Lady & The Tramp, screening on Sunday 21st May at midday in aid of the Hearing Dogs For Deaf People charity. 

50% of the takings for this screening will be donated to the Hearing Dogs For Deaf People charity, an organisation which ... read more

Limited edition Electric Cinema prints now available

16th Mar 2017
Limited edition Electric Cinema prints now available

With the recent unveiling of our official history plaque from the Birmingham Civic Society listing us as the oldest working cinema in the UK, we asked artist Milan Topalović to produce a special print to commemorate the occasion.

Featuring the front of The Electric with references to Fritz Lang and Georges Méliès - ... read more

The Cinematic Time Machine delves into the 40s and 50s

5th Mar 2017
The Cinematic Time Machine delves into the 40s and 50s

The 2017 version of the Cinematic Time Machine season reaches the 1940s and 1950s this spring, two decades of filmmaking packed to the brim with classic cinema.

Choices for March and April include David Lean's stiff upper lip romance Brief Encounter, a 75th anniversary screening of the seminal Casablanca, films from... read more

Exclusive offer at Annexe restaurant for Electric Cinema customers

28th Nov 2016
Exclusive offer at Annexe restaurant for Electric Cinema customers

The owners of Birmingham restaurant Annexe want to also offer a special deal to all of our customers, offering them 20% off any meal Monday to Friday, either before or after seeing a film at The Electric Cinema.

Annexe offers a relaxed yet sophisticated venue for those seeking the elegance and buzz of café society, ... read more

Shock & Gore 2017 now open for entries

25th Nov 2016
Shock & Gore 2017 now open for entries

 2017 will see our Shock & Gore festival celebrate its seventh year in existence, and as ever we'll be hosting our annual competition to find the most exciting and disturbing films out there.

Whether it's a short film or a feature, we're looking for films that are weird, horrific, out there or just plain insane. If ... read more

The Electric Cinema is nominated for Cinema Of The Year

13th Oct 2016
The Electric Cinema is nominated for Cinema Of The Year

We're very pleased to announce that we've been nominated for Cinema Of The Year at the national 2016 Screen Awards, which take place in London on October 20th.

The annual Screen Awards reward the people and companies dedicated to connecting audiences with films, and this year we've been nominated in the '24 screens ... read more

The BLOC Hotel deal returns this summer

31st Aug 2016
The BLOC Hotel deal returns this summer

After the huge success of last year's BLOC/Electric Cinema offer, we've teamed up with BLOC Hotels once again to bring you another amazing deal running until 31st August. The deal includes...

- An overnight stay for two at BLOC Birmingham in the Jewellery Quarter
- A pair of tickets to see a film at The Electric C... read more

Artist submissions wanted for Suicide Squad exhibition

30th Jul 2016
Artist submissions wanted for Suicide Squad exhibition

To coincide with the release of Suicide Squad this August, we are looking for new artwork inspired by either the comic books or the film to hang in our upstairs gallery.

We all view films differently, that’s why we’re keeping the brief open and inviting you to draw inspiration from any of the characters and major th... read more

Shock & Gore VI hits The Electric this July

15th Jul 2016
Shock & Gore VI hits The Electric this July

July is upon us, which means it’s time to dust off the Ouija board and commune with Birmingham's annual Shock & Gore horror and fantasy film festival.

Launching with a very special festival preview night at Birmingham's historic Highbury Hall
on Friday 8th July, the festival runs from Friday July 15th to Thursday ... read more

Studio Ghibli Forever

3rd May 2016
Studio Ghibli Forever

Is it really the end for Studio Ghibli? We sincerely hope not, but with the release of their 'final' film When Marnie Was There this May, it's the perfect time for a Studio Ghibli season here at The Electric Cinema, stretching from May to July.

From My Neighbour Totoro to Grave Of The Fireflies, experience Hayao Miy... read more

Meerkat Movies

31st Oct 2015
Meerkat Movies

Electric Cinema customers can now get 2 for 1 standard seats with Meerkat Movies, the new reward scheme for customers of comparethemarket.com that offers 2 for 1 cinema tickets every Tuesday or Wednesday for a whole year when you buy a qualifying product*.

So how do you benefit from this new deal?

• Firstly, become... read more

The Batch does The Dane

15th Oct 2015
The Batch does The Dane

This autumn, Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch returns to the stage as he takes on one of Shakespeare's most iconic creations - Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, as directed by Lyndsey Turner.

The initial run at the Barbican sold out in record time, but never fear because this eagerly awaited production is also being ... read more

Wall of sound

29th Sep 2015
Wall of sound

One of the biggest live tours in history hits the big screen this September, as we screen Roger Waters: The Wall on Tuesday 29th September, a concert film that goes well beyond the stage.

Based on the groundbreaking concept album, Roger Waters The Wall is a state-of-the-art show that dazzles the senses, combined wit... read more

A summer of cinema with BLOC Hotel Birmingham

31st Aug 2015
A summer of cinema with BLOC Hotel Birmingham

BLOC Hotel Birmingham have teamed up with the Electric Cinema to celebrate a summer of cinema with a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the latest film releases like an A-lister.

This exclusive, limited time only package priced at £59 includes the following:

A pair of Electric Cinema tickets for any film of your choice... read more

Shock & Gore V

17th Jul 2015
Shock & Gore V

Birmingham’s Shock & Gore horror and fantasy film festival marks its fifth anniversary this year, but unlike most horror series which reach their fifth instalment, we like to think we're still as fresh and exciting as the original. 

This year features another mouth-watering selection of live events, sneak previews, ... read more