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Today's Screenings

  • A Ghost Story

    Fri 18th to Thu 24th Aug

    Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck star in director David Lowery's affecting exploration of legacy, loss and the human longing for meaning and connection. Read more

  • Atomic Blonde

    Until Thu 24th Aug

    Charlize Theron embodies a new action icon in David Leitch's stylish action thriller set during the Cold War. Read more

  • Dunkirk

    Until Thu 24th Aug

    'What has happened is a colossal military disaster...' Christopher Nolan animates history with an epic retelling of the rescue of 400,000 Allied troops, showing the operation on land, sea and air. Read more

Next 7 Days

  • A Ghost Story

    Fri 18th to Thu 24th Aug

    Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck star in director David Lowery's affecting exploration of legacy, loss and the human longing for meaning and connection. Read more

  • Atomic Blonde

    Until Thu 24th Aug

    Charlize Theron embodies a new action icon in David Leitch's stylish action thriller set during the Cold War. Read more

  • Dunkirk

    Until Thu 24th Aug

    'What has happened is a colossal military disaster...' Christopher Nolan animates history with an epic retelling of the rescue of 400,000 Allied troops, showing the operation on land, sea and air. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: The Last Of The Mohicans

    Sun 20th Aug

    Michael Mann directs Daniel Day-Lewis in this breathtaking adventure set during the colonial conflicts between Britain and France, 20 years before the American War of Independence Read more

  • David Lynch: The Art Life

    Sun 20th & Wed 23rd Aug

    Get an insight into the mind of David Lynch in this fascinating documentary about his small town childhood and artistic life. Read more

  • Your Name

    Wed 23rd Aug

    Another chance to catch Makoto Shinkai's beautiful anime about two strangers connected by their dreams. Read more

  • Cans Film Festival: Twin Town with Tiny Rebel Cwtch

    Thu 24th Aug

    Grab a can of Tiny Rebel beer and enjoy a Welsh cult classic, starring real life brothers Rhys and Llyr Ifans as two rebellious siblings who get involved with some dangerous small time gangsters. Read more

  • Shock & Gore presents Shin Godzilla

    Thu 24th Aug

    The legendary Toho Studios resurrect the King Of Monsters for this city stomping monster movie reboot. Read more

All Films & Events

  • A Ghost Story

    Fri 18th to Thu 24th Aug

    Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck star in director David Lowery's affecting exploration of legacy, loss and the human longing for meaning and connection. Read more

  • Atomic Blonde

    Until Thu 24th Aug

    Charlize Theron embodies a new action icon in David Leitch's stylish action thriller set during the Cold War. Read more

  • Dunkirk

    Until Thu 24th Aug

    'What has happened is a colossal military disaster...' Christopher Nolan animates history with an epic retelling of the rescue of 400,000 Allied troops, showing the operation on land, sea and air. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: The Last Of The Mohicans

    Sun 20th Aug

    Michael Mann directs Daniel Day-Lewis in this breathtaking adventure set during the colonial conflicts between Britain and France, 20 years before the American War of Independence Read more

  • David Lynch: The Art Life

    Sun 20th & Wed 23rd Aug

    Get an insight into the mind of David Lynch in this fascinating documentary about his small town childhood and artistic life. Read more

  • Your Name

    Wed 23rd Aug

    Another chance to catch Makoto Shinkai's beautiful anime about two strangers connected by their dreams. Read more

  • Cans Film Festival: Twin Town with Tiny Rebel Cwtch

    Thu 24th Aug

    Grab a can of Tiny Rebel beer and enjoy a Welsh cult classic, starring real life brothers Rhys and Llyr Ifans as two rebellious siblings who get involved with some dangerous small time gangsters. Read more

  • Shock & Gore presents Shin Godzilla

    Thu 24th Aug

    The legendary Toho Studios resurrect the King Of Monsters for this city stomping monster movie reboot. Read more

  • Detroit

    Fri 25th to Thu 31st Aug

    Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow returns with another ferociously vivid drama, this time based on the 1967 Detroit riots and subsequent murder of three young black men by white police officers. Read more

  • Logan Lucky

    Fri 25th to Thu 31st Aug

    Steven Soderbergh returns from retirement to direct a screwball caper starring Channing Tatum and Adam Driver as brothers intent on stealing $14 million from a motor speedway track. Read more

  • Cans Film Festival: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly with Gunslinger IPA

    Sun 27th Aug

    Sling back a can of Gunslinger IPA and settle down for Sergio Leone's epic 1966 western, featuring Clint Eastwood's legendary Man With No Name. Read more

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D

    Tue 29th Aug

    A new three dimensional version of James Cameron's groundbreaking 1991 action sequel, with the 3D conversion personally supervised by Cameron himself. Read more

  • NT Live: Yerma

    Thu 31st Aug

    Billie Piper reprises her award winning performance in Simon Stone's radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. Read more

  • The Limehouse Golem

    Fri 1st to Thu 7th Sep

    Bill Nighy's Scotland Yard detective tracks a gruesome Victorian serial killer in Juan Carlos Medina's stylish murder mystery, complete with a feminist slant. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Good Morning Vietnam

    Sun 3rd Sep

    An Oscar nominated Robin Williams shakes up the US Armed Services as an irreverent radio DJ in Barry Levinson's hit 1980s comedy drama. Read more

  • God's Own Country

    Fri 1st to Thu 7th Sep

    Captivating and broodingly beautiful, God's Own Country is the award winning debut from British writer-director Francis Lee about the intense relationship between two farm workers in Yorkshire. Read more

  • Cans Film Festival: Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas with Flying Dog Easy IPA

    Thu 7th Sep

    Terry Gilliam's mind-bending adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's 70s travelogue is accompanied by the Flying Dog Brewery's suitably esoteric Easy IPA. Read more

  • It

    It

    Fri 8th to Thu 21st Sep

    A group of small town kids face off against pure evil in director Andrés Muschietti's terrifying new adaptation of the classic Stephen King novel. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

    Sun 10th Sep

    Classic Disney and Looney Tunes characters unite for this groundbreaking feature about a down-on-his-luck detective (Bob Hoskins) investigating a murder in a world where cartoons are real. Read more

  • David Gilmour: Live At Pompeii

    Wed 13th Sep

    David Gilmour presents an audio-visual spectacular in a Roman amphitheatre for this recorded concert, featuring a number of Pink Floyd classics. Read more

  • Flickerama: Labyrinth Masquerade Ball

    Fri 15th Sep

    Enter a magical world of fantasy as Flickerama celebrates a true 80s classic with a special masquerade ball in the great outdoors. Read more

  • Flickerama: Cult & Comic Day

    Sat 16th Sep

    Join The Electric Cinema as we go on holiday to Umberslade Farm, this Saturday event offering a host of cult and comic book movies in the great outdoors, including Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone and the original Ghostbusters. Read more

  • Flickerama: Family Film Day

    Sun 17th Sep

    Enjoy a host of classic family movies in the great outdoors as The Electric Cinema goes on holiday to Umberslade Farm this September, including Frozen and Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Full Metal Jacket - 30th Anniversary

    Sun 17th Sep

    Stanley Kubrick's take on the Vietnam War is a brutal masterpiece that takes the audience through the tortures of basic training into the bloody Battle of Hué. Read more

  • Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes + director Q&A

    Thu 21st Sep - SOLD OUT!

    Made from hundreds of hours of unseen material from his personal archive, director Michael Cumming’s film Oxide Ghosts shares insights into the process of making the legendary TV series Brass Eye. Read more

  • Victoria & Abdul

    From Fri 22nd Sep

    Judi Dench returns to the role of Queen Victoria for Stephen Frears's charming drama about the friendship between the queen of England and an Indian clerk. Read more

  • Birmingham Repertory Theatre presents Stadium: The Movie

    Sat 23rd Sep

    Enjoy the live capture of Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s recent new production Stadium, in which the thrill of football is told through the drama of theatre. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Leon

    Wed 27th Sep

    A hitman teaches a young girl the tricks of his trade in Luc Besson's stylish thriller, with an unforgettable performance from Gary Oldman. Read more

  • Black Sabbath: The End Of The End

    Thu 28th Sep to Thu 5th Oct

    The End Of The End is the story of Black Sabbath's final, emotionally charged concert in Birmingham, bringing down the curtain on a career that spans almost half a century. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Before Sunrise

    Sun 1st Oct

    Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy light up the screen in Richard Linklater's 1995 ode to the thrill of romantic possibility. Read more

  • NT Live: Hamlet

    Thu 5th Oct

    Another chance to see Benedict Cumberbatch as the Dane in Lyndsey Turner's 2015 production of the great Shakespearean tragedy. Read more

  • Blade Runner 2049

    From Fri 6th Oct

    Denis Villeneuve helms the long awaited Blade Runner sequel, featuring Officer K (Ryan Gosling) on the trail of former blade runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who's been missing for 30 years. Read more

  • Thom Peterson: Magic-O-Rama

    Thu 12th Oct

    Join ‘The Amazing Guy’ Thom Peterson as he turns your ordinary Thursday night into a swingin’ slumber party of fun as part of the 2017 Birmingham Comedy Festival. Read more

Cinematic Time Machine

Live Theatre Screenings

  • NT Live: Yerma

    Thu 31st Aug

    Billie Piper reprises her award winning performance in Simon Stone's radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. Read more

  • NT Live: Hamlet

    Thu 5th Oct

    Another chance to see Benedict Cumberbatch as the Dane in Lyndsey Turner's 2015 production of the great Shakespearean tragedy. Read more

Shock & Gore

Coming Soon

  • Victoria & Abdul

    From Fri 22nd Sep

    Judi Dench returns to the role of Queen Victoria for Stephen Frears's charming drama about the friendship between the queen of England and an Indian clerk. Read more

  • Blade Runner 2049

    From Fri 6th Oct

    Denis Villeneuve helms the long awaited Blade Runner sequel, featuring Officer K (Ryan Gosling) on the trail of former blade runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who's been missing for 30 years. Read more

Special Events & Screenings

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D

    Tue 29th Aug

    A new three dimensional version of James Cameron's groundbreaking 1991 action sequel, with the 3D conversion personally supervised by Cameron himself. Read more

  • David Gilmour: Live At Pompeii

    Wed 13th Sep

    David Gilmour presents an audio-visual spectacular in a Roman amphitheatre for this recorded concert, featuring a number of Pink Floyd classics. Read more

  • Flickerama: Labyrinth Masquerade Ball

    Fri 15th Sep

    Enter a magical world of fantasy as Flickerama celebrates a true 80s classic with a special masquerade ball in the great outdoors. Read more

  • Flickerama: Cult & Comic Day

    Sat 16th Sep

    Join The Electric Cinema as we go on holiday to Umberslade Farm, this Saturday event offering a host of cult and comic book movies in the great outdoors, including Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone and the original Ghostbusters. Read more

  • Flickerama: Family Film Day

    Sun 17th Sep

    Enjoy a host of classic family movies in the great outdoors as The Electric Cinema goes on holiday to Umberslade Farm this September, including Frozen and Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. Read more

  • Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes + director Q&A

    Thu 21st Sep - SOLD OUT!

    Made from hundreds of hours of unseen material from his personal archive, director Michael Cumming’s film Oxide Ghosts shares insights into the process of making the legendary TV series Brass Eye. Read more

  • Birmingham Repertory Theatre presents Stadium: The Movie

    Sat 23rd Sep

    Enjoy the live capture of Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s recent new production Stadium, in which the thrill of football is told through the drama of theatre. Read more

  • Black Sabbath: The End Of The End

    Thu 28th Sep to Thu 5th Oct

    The End Of The End is the story of Black Sabbath's final, emotionally charged concert in Birmingham, bringing down the curtain on a career that spans almost half a century. Read more

  • Thom Peterson: Magic-O-Rama

    Thu 12th Oct

    Join ‘The Amazing Guy’ Thom Peterson as he turns your ordinary Thursday night into a swingin’ slumber party of fun as part of the 2017 Birmingham Comedy Festival. Read more

Cans Film Festival