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  • Bridget Jones's Baby

    Until Thu 6th Oct

    Renée Zellweger returns for a second Bridget Jones sequel, which sees the lovelorn fortysomething pregnant and not sure if either Colin Firth or Patrick Dempsey is the father. Read more

  • The Girl With All The Gifts

    Until Thu 6th Oct

    A young girl named Melanie holds the key to humanity's future in this dystopian thriller starring Glenn Close and Paddy Considine. Read more

  • Julieta

    Fri 23rd to Thu 29th Sep

    The new film from Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar is a moving female led drama that takes its inspiration from three Alice Munro short stories. Read more

Next 7 Days

  • Bridget Jones's Baby

    Until Thu 6th Oct

    Renée Zellweger returns for a second Bridget Jones sequel, which sees the lovelorn fortysomething pregnant and not sure if either Colin Firth or Patrick Dempsey is the father. Read more

  • The Girl With All The Gifts

    Until Thu 6th Oct

    A young girl named Melanie holds the key to humanity's future in this dystopian thriller starring Glenn Close and Paddy Considine. Read more

  • Julieta

    Fri 23rd to Thu 29th Sep

    The new film from Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar is a moving female led drama that takes its inspiration from three Alice Munro short stories. Read more

  • RSC Live From Stratford presents Cymbeline

    Wed 28th Sep

    Melly Still directs Shakespeare's rarely performed romance, featuring Gillian Bevan in the title role, the first woman to ever play the role at the RSC. Read more

  • The Beatles: Eight Days A Week

    Until Thu 6th Oct

    Made with the full co-operation of the surviving Beatles and Yoko Ono, Ron Howard's all access doc about the early days of The Beatles presents a fresh insight into the legendary band. Read more

  • Hunt For The Wilderpeople

    Fri 30th Sep to Thu 5th Oct

    A city kid and his grouchy foster uncle are on the run in the New Zealand bush in a very funny comedy from What We Do In The Shadows director Taika Waititi. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Glengarry Glen Ross

    Fri 30th Sep

    James Newton Howard's jazzy score is one of the stars of David Mamet's foul mouthed salesman drama, hence this special screening being followed by a live performance from Jazzlines' John Fleming Quartet. Read more

  • The Man Who Fell To Earth

    Sat 1st to Sun 9th Oct

    Take in a ravishing remastered print of Nicolas Roeg's unique 1976 sci-fi, starring David Bowie as a humanoid alien searching for water to save his home planet. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Fargo

    Sat 1st Oct

    Frances McDormand's homely trooper comes up against two bungling criminals in the Coen Brothers' deliciously dark comedy set against the frozen tundras of Minnesota. Read more

  • Gary Numan: Android In La La Land

    Sun 2nd Oct

    A look at the life of electro pop godfather Gary Numan as he moves to LA and comes to terms with his Asperger's syndrome in this acclaimed new doc, followed by a live onstage director Q&A. Read more

  • Supersonic + satellite Q&A

    Sun 2nd Oct - SOLD OUT!

    Mat Whitecross's access all areas documentary tells the remarkable story of the band Oasis in their own words. Read more

All Films & Events

  • Bridget Jones's Baby

    Until Thu 6th Oct

    Renée Zellweger returns for a second Bridget Jones sequel, which sees the lovelorn fortysomething pregnant and not sure if either Colin Firth or Patrick Dempsey is the father. Read more

  • The Girl With All The Gifts

    Until Thu 6th Oct

    A young girl named Melanie holds the key to humanity's future in this dystopian thriller starring Glenn Close and Paddy Considine. Read more

  • Julieta

    Fri 23rd to Thu 29th Sep

    The new film from Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar is a moving female led drama that takes its inspiration from three Alice Munro short stories. Read more

  • RSC Live From Stratford presents Cymbeline

    Wed 28th Sep

    Melly Still directs Shakespeare's rarely performed romance, featuring Gillian Bevan in the title role, the first woman to ever play the role at the RSC. Read more

  • The Beatles: Eight Days A Week

    Until Thu 6th Oct

    Made with the full co-operation of the surviving Beatles and Yoko Ono, Ron Howard's all access doc about the early days of The Beatles presents a fresh insight into the legendary band. Read more

  • Hunt For The Wilderpeople

    Fri 30th Sep to Thu 5th Oct

    A city kid and his grouchy foster uncle are on the run in the New Zealand bush in a very funny comedy from What We Do In The Shadows director Taika Waititi. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Glengarry Glen Ross

    Fri 30th Sep

    James Newton Howard's jazzy score is one of the stars of David Mamet's foul mouthed salesman drama, hence this special screening being followed by a live performance from Jazzlines' John Fleming Quartet. Read more

  • The Man Who Fell To Earth

    Sat 1st to Sun 9th Oct

    Take in a ravishing remastered print of Nicolas Roeg's unique 1976 sci-fi, starring David Bowie as a humanoid alien searching for water to save his home planet. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Fargo

    Sat 1st Oct

    Frances McDormand's homely trooper comes up against two bungling criminals in the Coen Brothers' deliciously dark comedy set against the frozen tundras of Minnesota. Read more

  • Gary Numan: Android In La La Land

    Sun 2nd Oct

    A look at the life of electro pop godfather Gary Numan as he moves to LA and comes to terms with his Asperger's syndrome in this acclaimed new doc, followed by a live onstage director Q&A. Read more

  • Supersonic + satellite Q&A

    Sun 2nd Oct - SOLD OUT!

    Mat Whitecross's access all areas documentary tells the remarkable story of the band Oasis in their own words. Read more

  • Conjurer's Kitchen presents Jurassic Park

    Tue 4th & Sat 15th Oct

    Acclaimed food artist Annabel De Vetten delivers a tastealong screening that's been 65 million years in the making, with delicacies themed to Steven Spielberg's 1993 blockbuster attraction. Read more

  • The Girl On The Train

    Fri 7th to Thu 13th Oct

    Emily Blunt is a damaged woman caught up in a homicidal mystery in this gripping thriller based on the bestselling Paula Hawkins novel. Read more

  • My Scientology Movie

    Fri 7th to Thu 13th Oct

    Join acclaimed documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux for his big screen debut as he takes on the 'Holy Grail' of stories - L. Ron Hubbard's controversial religion Scientology. Read more

  • The Clan

    Fri 7th to Thu 13th Oct

    In an affluent suburb of Buenos Aires in the early 1980s, a seemingly normal family makes its living off kidnapping and murder in this true life tale produced by Pedro Almodóvar. Read more

  • Akira

    Sat 8th Oct - SOLD OUT!

    To mark 25 years of Manga UK, experience the violent intensity of the film that set the standard for modern anime - 1988 manga classic Akira. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: The Thin Red Line

    Sat 8th Oct

    Director Terrence Malick blazed back into film lovers' consciousness with this elegiac, WWII set rumination on man's destruction of nature and himself. Read more

  • Birmingham On Film: Gangsters + Philip Martin Q&A

    Sat 8th Oct

    Writer Philip Martin joins us for a screening of the opening episode of his cult 1970s Birmingham series Gangsters, screening as part of Flatpack's Birmingham On Film season. Read more

  • Birmingham On Film: A Private Enterprise

    Sun 9th Oct

    Seen by many as the very first British-Asian film, this 1974 drama screens as part of Flatpack's Birmingham On Film season. Read more

  • Yarn

    Sun 9th Oct

    Meet the artists redefining knit and crochet in this new documentary, weaving together graffiti artists, circus performers and structural designers into a look at the women building one of modern art's hottest trends. Read more

  • My Scientology Movie + satellite Q&A

    Mon 10th, Tue 11th & Sat 22nd Oct

    Louis Theroux’s first theatrical feature documentary sees the renowned filmmaker delve into the world of Scientology, followed by a live satellite Q&A with Theroux himself. Read more

  • RSC Live From Stratford presents King Lear

    Wed 12th Oct

    Antony Sher takes on one of the greatest Shakespeare roles of all in this much anticipated staging by director Gregory Doran. Read more

  • Lo & Behold, Reveries Of The Connected World + satellite Q&A

    Thu 13th Oct

    The inimitable Werner Herzog chronicles the virtual universe in a typically esoteric documentary that looks at how technology has changed the world - for good and for bad. Read more

  • Birmingham Comedy Festival 2016: Thom Peterson's Atomic Magic

    Thu 13th Oct

    Deluded American Thom Peterson returns to The Electric for a showcase of tomorrow's magic today as part of the 2016 Birmingham Comedy Festival. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Starship Troopers

    Fri 14th Oct

    Director Paul Verhoeven pits handsome fascists against giant insects in his subversive 1997 action movie starring Casper Van Dien and Denise Richards. Read more

  • Shock & Gore presents The Faculty

    Fri 14th Oct

    Director Robert Rodriguez and writer Kevin Williamson unite for this brilliant 90s teen sci-fi that riffs on The Thing and Invasion Of The Body Snatchers as aliens secretly invade an American high school. Read more

  • Dracula (1931)

    Sat 15th Oct

    Our Universal Monsters season begins with Tod Browning's gothic 1931 chiller Dracula, featuring Bela Lugosi and his children of the night. Read more

  • Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary Performance

    Sun 16th Oct

    Lea Salonga and Jonathan Pryce return for this 25th Anniversary Gala performance of the global sensation Miss Saigon, recorded in the West End. Read more

  • I, Daniel Blake

    From Fri Oct 21st

    Winner of the prestigious Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Ken Loach's powerful new drama is the story of a disabled Newcastle joiner strangled by the red tape of the UK's welfare system. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Life Is Beautiful

    Sat 22nd Oct

    Roberto Benigni's multi Oscar nominee sees Benigni portray a concentration camp prisoner determined to shield his son from the horrific truths around him. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: All About My Mother

    Sun 23rd Oct

    Pedro Almodóvar delivers one of his finest works with this 1999 story of a single mother who reunites with her cross dressing ex-husband when their son is tragically killed. Read more

  • Ourscreen presents Still Loved + panel Q&A

    Sun 23rd Oct

    A moving and uplifting documentary that follows seven families over three years as they rebuild their lives after the loss of their babies, followed by a live Q&A panel hosted by director Debbie Howard. Read more

  • Frankenstein (1931)

    Tue 25th Oct

    James Whale directs Boris Karloff in the original Frankenstein chiller. We think it will thrill you. It may shock you. It might even horrify you! Read more

  • Branagh Theatre Live: The Entertainer

    Thu 27th Oct

    Kenneth Branagh and Greta Scacchi star in John Osborne's modern classic set in the seedy glamour of the old music halls. Read more

  • The Mummy (1932)

    Sat 29th Oct

    Is it dead or alive? Is it human or inhuman? All we know is that the uncanny Boris Karloff is...The Mummy! Read more

  • Shock & Gore presents The Blair Witch Project

    Sat 29th Oct

    Coming out of nowhere in the late 1990s to dominate the cinematic landscape, experience the original Blair Witch nightmare this Halloween weekend. Read more

  • Shock & Gore presents 31

    Sat 29th & Sun 30th Oct

    Five carnival workers are kidnapped the night before Halloween and forced to play a twisted game of life or death called 31 in Rob Zombie's latest splatterfest. Read more

  • The Invisible Man (1933)

    Halloween

    Claude Rains' scientist discovers a way to become invisible only to become completely insane in the process in James Whale's diabolically enjoyable horror. Read more

  • The Angels' Share whisky tasting

    Thu 3rd Nov

    The Birmingham Whisky Club and Douglas Laing host a special whisky tastealong screening of Ken Loach's heartwarming 2012 comedy about a group of loveable rogues who plan to steal a cask of priceless whisky. Read more

  • The Accountant

    From Fri 4th Nov

    Ben Affleck is a mathematical savant with a very dangerous list of clients in this tense drama, co-starring Anna Kendrick and J.K. Simmons. Read more

  • Oh, Mr. Porter!

    Sun 6th Nov

    A farcical 1930s British comedy starring Will Hay as a new railway stationmaster dealing with gun runners and incompetent underlings. Read more

  • The Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)

    Wed 9th Nov

    Boris Karloff returns as the misunderstood monster in James Whale's acclaimed 1935 sequel, featuring Elsa Lanchester as the monster's new mate. Read more

  • Sideways wine tasting with Hotel Du Vin

    Thu 10th Nov

    Join Hotel Du Vin's expert sommelier for a soul searching journey through wine as audience members taste a number of different tipples alongside a screening of Alexander Payne's midlife crisis classic Sideways. Read more

  • Nocturnal Animals

    Early November

    Writer/director Tom Ford delivers a haunting romantic thriller that explores the thin line between love and cruelty, starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal. Read more

  • Elstree 1976 + Q&A

    Sat 12th Nov

    A screening of Jon Spira's hugely enjoyable documentary about the actors and extras who populated the original Star Wars film, followed by a Q&A with Spira, producer Hank Starrs and Laurie Goode (aka the stormtrooper who bangs his head on the door). Read more

  • The Wolf Man (1941)

    Sun 13th Nov

    The legendary Lon Chaney Jr. gives a heartbreaking performance in Universal's very first werewolf movie. Read more

  • Creature From The Black Lagoon 3D (1954)

    Tue 15th Nov

    A special 3D presentation of the classic underwater monster movie, starring Julie Adams as a woman captured by a prehistoric humanoid with gills. Read more

  • Alan Bennett's Diaries Live

    Wed 16th Nov

    This unmissable live satellite event will take a candid look into the mind of Alan Bennett, Britain’s best-loved writer, including a screening of a new film about the writer followed by an exclusive Q&A with Bennett from his local library in Primrose Hill. Read more

  • Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them

    Fri 18th Nov to Thu 1st Dec

    Eddie Redmayne arrives in New York with a case full of magical creatures in a wondrous new adventure from J.K. Rowling's wizarding world. Read more

  • Your Name

    Thu 24th Nov

    Makoto Shinkai's acclaimed new Japanese anime tells the star crossed story of two total strangers who begin dreaming each others' lives. Read more

  • NT Live: No Man's Land

    Thu 15th Dec

    Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the UK stage in Sean Mathias' acclaimed production of No Man's Land, broadcast live via satellite from Wyndham's Theatre in London. Read more

  • RSC Live From Stratford presents The Tempest

    Wed 11th Jan

    Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after twenty years to play Prospero in this new from RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran. Read more

  • NT Live: Amadeus

    Thu 2nd Feb

    Lucian Msamati plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. Read more

  • NT Live: Saint Joan

    Thu 16th Feb

    Josie Rourke directs Gemma Arterton as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse. Read more

  • NT Live: Hedda Gabler

    Thu 9th March

    Ruth Wilson is directed by Ivo van Hove in a new version of Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece from Patrick Marber, broadcast live from the National Theatre. Read more

Cinematic Time Machine

Live Theatre screenings

Shock & Gore

  • Shock & Gore presents The Faculty

    Fri 14th Oct

    Director Robert Rodriguez and writer Kevin Williamson unite for this brilliant 90s teen sci-fi that riffs on The Thing and Invasion Of The Body Snatchers as aliens secretly invade an American high school. Read more

  • Dracula (1931)

    Sat 15th Oct

    Our Universal Monsters season begins with Tod Browning's gothic 1931 chiller Dracula, featuring Bela Lugosi and his children of the night. Read more

  • Frankenstein (1931)

    Tue 25th Oct

    James Whale directs Boris Karloff in the original Frankenstein chiller. We think it will thrill you. It may shock you. It might even horrify you! Read more

  • The Mummy (1932)

    Sat 29th Oct

    Is it dead or alive? Is it human or inhuman? All we know is that the uncanny Boris Karloff is...The Mummy! Read more

  • Shock & Gore presents The Blair Witch Project

    Sat 29th Oct

    Coming out of nowhere in the late 1990s to dominate the cinematic landscape, experience the original Blair Witch nightmare this Halloween weekend. Read more

  • Shock & Gore presents 31

    Sat 29th & Sun 30th Oct

    Five carnival workers are kidnapped the night before Halloween and forced to play a twisted game of life or death called 31 in Rob Zombie's latest splatterfest. Read more

  • The Invisible Man (1933)

    Halloween

    Claude Rains' scientist discovers a way to become invisible only to become completely insane in the process in James Whale's diabolically enjoyable horror. Read more

  • The Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)

    Wed 9th Nov

    Boris Karloff returns as the misunderstood monster in James Whale's acclaimed 1935 sequel, featuring Elsa Lanchester as the monster's new mate. Read more

  • The Wolf Man (1941)

    Sun 13th Nov

    The legendary Lon Chaney Jr. gives a heartbreaking performance in Universal's very first werewolf movie. Read more

  • Creature From The Black Lagoon 3D (1954)

    Tue 15th Nov

    A special 3D presentation of the classic underwater monster movie, starring Julie Adams as a woman captured by a prehistoric humanoid with gills. Read more

Cult Films

  • The Man Who Fell To Earth

    Sat 1st to Sun 9th Oct

    Take in a ravishing remastered print of Nicolas Roeg's unique 1976 sci-fi, starring David Bowie as a humanoid alien searching for water to save his home planet. Read more

  • Akira

    Sat 8th Oct - SOLD OUT!

    To mark 25 years of Manga UK, experience the violent intensity of the film that set the standard for modern anime - 1988 manga classic Akira. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Starship Troopers

    Fri 14th Oct

    Director Paul Verhoeven pits handsome fascists against giant insects in his subversive 1997 action movie starring Casper Van Dien and Denise Richards. Read more

Special Events & Screenings

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Glengarry Glen Ross

    Fri 30th Sep

    James Newton Howard's jazzy score is one of the stars of David Mamet's foul mouthed salesman drama, hence this special screening being followed by a live performance from Jazzlines' John Fleming Quartet. Read more

  • Gary Numan: Android In La La Land

    Sun 2nd Oct

    A look at the life of electro pop godfather Gary Numan as he moves to LA and comes to terms with his Asperger's syndrome in this acclaimed new doc, followed by a live onstage director Q&A. Read more

  • Supersonic + satellite Q&A

    Sun 2nd Oct - SOLD OUT!

    Mat Whitecross's access all areas documentary tells the remarkable story of the band Oasis in their own words. Read more

  • Conjurer's Kitchen presents Jurassic Park

    Tue 4th & Sat 15th Oct

    Acclaimed food artist Annabel De Vetten delivers a tastealong screening that's been 65 million years in the making, with delicacies themed to Steven Spielberg's 1993 blockbuster attraction. Read more

  • Birmingham On Film: Gangsters + Philip Martin Q&A

    Sat 8th Oct

    Writer Philip Martin joins us for a screening of the opening episode of his cult 1970s Birmingham series Gangsters, screening as part of Flatpack's Birmingham On Film season. Read more

  • Birmingham On Film: A Private Enterprise

    Sun 9th Oct

    Seen by many as the very first British-Asian film, this 1974 drama screens as part of Flatpack's Birmingham On Film season. Read more

  • Yarn

    Sun 9th Oct

    Meet the artists redefining knit and crochet in this new documentary, weaving together graffiti artists, circus performers and structural designers into a look at the women building one of modern art's hottest trends. Read more

  • My Scientology Movie + satellite Q&A

    Mon 10th, Tue 11th & Sat 22nd Oct

    Louis Theroux’s first theatrical feature documentary sees the renowned filmmaker delve into the world of Scientology, followed by a live satellite Q&A with Theroux himself. Read more

  • Lo & Behold, Reveries Of The Connected World + satellite Q&A

    Thu 13th Oct

    The inimitable Werner Herzog chronicles the virtual universe in a typically esoteric documentary that looks at how technology has changed the world - for good and for bad. Read more

  • Birmingham Comedy Festival 2016: Thom Peterson's Atomic Magic

    Thu 13th Oct

    Deluded American Thom Peterson returns to The Electric for a showcase of tomorrow's magic today as part of the 2016 Birmingham Comedy Festival. Read more

  • Ourscreen presents Still Loved + panel Q&A

    Sun 23rd Oct

    A moving and uplifting documentary that follows seven families over three years as they rebuild their lives after the loss of their babies, followed by a live Q&A panel hosted by director Debbie Howard. Read more

  • The Angels' Share whisky tasting

    Thu 3rd Nov

    The Birmingham Whisky Club and Douglas Laing host a special whisky tastealong screening of Ken Loach's heartwarming 2012 comedy about a group of loveable rogues who plan to steal a cask of priceless whisky. Read more

  • Sideways wine tasting with Hotel Du Vin

    Thu 10th Nov

    Join Hotel Du Vin's expert sommelier for a soul searching journey through wine as audience members taste a number of different tipples alongside a screening of Alexander Payne's midlife crisis classic Sideways. Read more

  • Elstree 1976 + Q&A

    Sat 12th Nov

    A screening of Jon Spira's hugely enjoyable documentary about the actors and extras who populated the original Star Wars film, followed by a Q&A with Spira, producer Hank Starrs and Laurie Goode (aka the stormtrooper who bangs his head on the door). Read more

  • Alan Bennett's Diaries Live

    Wed 16th Nov

    This unmissable live satellite event will take a candid look into the mind of Alan Bennett, Britain’s best-loved writer, including a screening of a new film about the writer followed by an exclusive Q&A with Bennett from his local library in Primrose Hill. Read more

Conjurer's Kitchen

  • Conjurer's Kitchen presents Jurassic Park

    Tue 4th & Sat 15th Oct

    Acclaimed food artist Annabel De Vetten delivers a tastealong screening that's been 65 million years in the making, with delicacies themed to Steven Spielberg's 1993 blockbuster attraction. Read more

Coming Soon

  • I, Daniel Blake

    From Fri Oct 21st

    Winner of the prestigious Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Ken Loach's powerful new drama is the story of a disabled Newcastle joiner strangled by the red tape of the UK's welfare system. Read more

  • The Accountant

    From Fri 4th Nov

    Ben Affleck is a mathematical savant with a very dangerous list of clients in this tense drama, co-starring Anna Kendrick and J.K. Simmons. Read more

  • Nocturnal Animals

    Early November

    Writer/director Tom Ford delivers a haunting romantic thriller that explores the thin line between love and cruelty, starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal. Read more

Universal Monsters season

  • Dracula (1931)

    Sat 15th Oct

    Our Universal Monsters season begins with Tod Browning's gothic 1931 chiller Dracula, featuring Bela Lugosi and his children of the night. Read more

  • Frankenstein (1931)

    Tue 25th Oct

    James Whale directs Boris Karloff in the original Frankenstein chiller. We think it will thrill you. It may shock you. It might even horrify you! Read more

  • The Mummy (1932)

    Sat 29th Oct

    Is it dead or alive? Is it human or inhuman? All we know is that the uncanny Boris Karloff is...The Mummy! Read more

  • The Invisible Man (1933)

    Halloween

    Claude Rains' scientist discovers a way to become invisible only to become completely insane in the process in James Whale's diabolically enjoyable horror. Read more

  • The Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)

    Wed 9th Nov

    Boris Karloff returns as the misunderstood monster in James Whale's acclaimed 1935 sequel, featuring Elsa Lanchester as the monster's new mate. Read more

  • The Wolf Man (1941)

    Sun 13th Nov

    The legendary Lon Chaney Jr. gives a heartbreaking performance in Universal's very first werewolf movie. Read more

  • Creature From The Black Lagoon 3D (1954)

    Tue 15th Nov

    A special 3D presentation of the classic underwater monster movie, starring Julie Adams as a woman captured by a prehistoric humanoid with gills. Read more