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What's On

  • Calvary

    Until 24th Apr

    After being told he will be murdered in one week's time, Father James Lavelle (Brendan Gleeson) finds himself with seven days to determine his would be killer in writer-director John Michael McDonagh's powerful, darkly comic new drama. Read more

  • The Double

    Until Thu 17th Apr

    Richard Ayoade gives Dostoevsky's The Double an idiosyncratic twist in his second feature, starring Jesse Eisenberg as both timid worker bee Simon and his outgoing, charismatic doppelganger James. Read more

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Until Thu 24th Apr

    Wes Anderson returns with another deliciously stylised caper, starring Ralph Fiennes as a hotel concierge who gets himself and his trusty bellboy mixed up with the theft of a priceless painting and the battle for a family fortune. Read more

  • A Year In Burgundy wine tasting

    Thu 17th Apr

    The UK premiere of David Kennard's exquisite documentary which delves into the colourful world of French wine making, with wine expert Ian Harvey on hand to simultaneously take the audience through five delicious Burgundies, both red and white. Read more

  • Locke + Steven Knight Q&A

    Fri 18th Apr - SOLD OUT!

    Oscar nominated writer-director Steven Knight joins us at The Electric for a screening of his new film Locke and to talk about his extensive career, which includes creating acclaimed Birmingham drama Peaky Blinders. Read more

  • Locke

    Fri 18th to Thu 30th Apr

    Tom Hardy burns up the screen in this tense, claustrophobic race against time from Birmingham writer-director Steven Knight, as one man's existence quickly unravels following a life-changing phone call. Read more

  • Labour Day

    Fri 18th to Thu 24th Apr

    Jason Reitman directs Kate Winslet in this beautifully performed melodrama, the story of a reclusive mother and son who take a man (Josh Brolin) in need of help into their home, little realising he's an escaped convict. Read more

  • Ghost Friday: Ghostbusters party night

    Fri 18th Apr - SOLD OUT!

    Pay tribute to the great Harold Ramis with a special Ghostbusters bank holiday night on Good (or 'Ghost') Friday in both our screens, featuring a screening of the original 1984 movie and a late night party featuring big screen videogaming. Read more

  • The Zero Theorem

    Sat 19th to Wed 23rd Apr

    Terry Gilliam (Brazil, 12 Monkeys) conjures up another extravagant universe as Christoph Waltz's reclusive computer genius finds his mission to discover the meaning of life continually thwarted by the machinations of the mysterious 'Management'. Read more

  • Film Food Club presents Chocolat

    Sun 20th Apr

    Indulge in a delicious French meal and then cap the night off with a screening of Lasse Hallström's romantic drama Chocolat, as we team up with Le Truc restaurant for another decadent Film Food Club. Read more

  • Tracks

    Fri 25th Apr to Thu 1st May

    Mia Wasikowska proves she's one of her generation's finest actresses in this inspiring true life drama, based on Robyn Davidson's astonishing solo trek across the Australian outback in 1977. Read more

  • We Are The Freaks + cast & crew Q&A

    Fri 25th Apr

    Join writer-director Justin Edgar and members of his talented cast (including Skins star Sean Teale) for a screening of Edgar's new Midlands-based anti-teen comedy, set on a chaotic weekend just as Margaret Thatcher resigns. Read more

  • Stranger By The Lake

    Sat 26th & Sun 27th Apr

    A masterful, award-winning French thriller from director Alain Guiraudie, Stranger By The Lake focuses on a gay cruiser who witnesses a murder, screening as part of the 2014 SHOUT Festival with a discussion after the Saturday screening from University of Warwick film lecturer Josť Arroyo. Read more

  • Behind The Screens Tour

    Wed 30th Apr & Wed 14th May

    Ever wanted to take a look behind the scenes at The Electric Cinema? Now's your chance as we offer a rare tour of this historic building and a talk on the cinema's long history, followed by a relaxed midday matinee. Read more

  • NT Live: King Lear

    Thu 1st & Fri 16th May

    Director Sam Mendes returns to the National Theatre before his next Bond adventure to direct Simon Russell Beale in the title role of Shakespeare's epic tragedy. Read more

  • RSC: Live From Stratford presents Henry IV Part I

    Wed 14th May

    Antony Sher takes the role of Falstaff in this brand new RSC production of Henry IV: Part I, set to continue Gregory Doran's exploration of Shakespeare's history plays following his acclaimed 2013 take on Richard II. Read more

  • NT Live: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

    Thu 22nd, Sun 25th & Tue 27th May

    Following its smash hit live broadcast in 2012, the National Theatre production of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time returns to cinemas for a special encore performance. Read more

  • Driving Miss Daisy: The Play + satellite Q&A w/ Angela Lansbury

    Sun 25th May

    A chance to catch the acclaimed 2013 stage production of the 1989 film about the relationship between a stubborn matriarch and her compassionate chauffeur, followed by a live satellite Q&A with Angela Lansbury. Read more

  • NT Live: A Small Family Business

    Thu 12th June

    Nigel Lindsay headlines the National Theatre's revival of Alan Ayckbourn's award-winning comedy about a man of principle who discovers his father-in-law's business is being looted by family members. Read more

  • RSC: Live From Stratford presents Henry IV Part II

    Wed 18th June

    The second part of Gregory Doran's new production of Henry IV, broadcast live from Stratford with Antony Sher in the role of Falstaff and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal. Read more

  • Withnail & I

    Sat 21st June - SOLD OUT!

    Richard E. Grant demands booze in Withnail & I, the ultimate cult comedy about two unemployed actors holidaying in the Lake District, screening as part of a special Withnail Weekend in Birmingham city centre. Read more

  • RSC: Live From Stratford presents The Two Gentlemen Of Verona

    Wed 3rd Sep

    Simon Godwin directs what's believed to be Shakespeare's very first play, depicting the emotional chaos when best friends Valentine and Proteus fall in love with the same woman. Read more