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Today's Screenings

  • The Shape Of Water

    Fri 16th Feb to Thu 8th Mar

    Nominated for 13 Oscars, Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro delivers another fantastical masterpiece, telling the moving story of a mute woman (Sally Hawkins) who falls in love with a mysterious amphibious creature. Read more

  • Phantom Thread

    Until Thu 22nd Feb

    Daniel Day-Lewis gives what's rumoured to be his final onscreen performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's gripping drama about a 1950s dressmaker whose carefully tailored world is disrupted by love. Read more

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Until Tue 27th Feb, also Sat 10th Mar

    Frances McDormand gives a Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated performance in Martin McDonagh's darkly comic drama about a grieving mother who'll go to any lengths to solve her daughter's murder. Read more

Next 7 Days

  • The Shape Of Water

    Fri 16th Feb to Thu 8th Mar

    Nominated for 13 Oscars, Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro delivers another fantastical masterpiece, telling the moving story of a mute woman (Sally Hawkins) who falls in love with a mysterious amphibious creature. Read more

  • NT Live: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

    Thu 22nd Feb

    Jack O'Connell and Sienna Miller star in this acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' steamy American masterpiece. Read more

  • Phantom Thread

    Until Thu 22nd Feb

    Daniel Day-Lewis gives what's rumoured to be his final onscreen performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's gripping drama about a 1950s dressmaker whose carefully tailored world is disrupted by love. Read more

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Until Tue 27th Feb, also Sat 10th Mar

    Frances McDormand gives a Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated performance in Martin McDonagh's darkly comic drama about a grieving mother who'll go to any lengths to solve her daughter's murder. Read more

  • Lady Bird

    Fri 23rd Feb to Thu 8th Mar

    Oscar nominee Greta Gerwig makes her directorial debut with this smart and moving coming-of-age film starring Saoirse Ronan as a young woman dealing with life, love and adolescence. Read more

  • Den Of Geek presents Westworld

    Sun 25th Feb

    Den Of Geek's Ryan Lambie introduces a screening of Michael Crichton's classic sci-fi Westworld, one of the selections from his new book The Geek's Guide To SF Cinema. Read more

  • SHOUT Fest: Beautiful Thing + Jonathan Harvey Q&A

    Sun 25th Feb

    Writer Jonathan Harvey visits The Electric for this special SHOUT Festival screening of this seminal 1996 film about two council estate boys who develop feelings for each other. Read more

All Films & Events

  • The Shape Of Water

    Fri 16th Feb to Thu 8th Mar

    Nominated for 13 Oscars, Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro delivers another fantastical masterpiece, telling the moving story of a mute woman (Sally Hawkins) who falls in love with a mysterious amphibious creature. Read more

  • NT Live: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

    Thu 22nd Feb

    Jack O'Connell and Sienna Miller star in this acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' steamy American masterpiece. Read more

  • Phantom Thread

    Until Thu 22nd Feb

    Daniel Day-Lewis gives what's rumoured to be his final onscreen performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's gripping drama about a 1950s dressmaker whose carefully tailored world is disrupted by love. Read more

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Until Tue 27th Feb, also Sat 10th Mar

    Frances McDormand gives a Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated performance in Martin McDonagh's darkly comic drama about a grieving mother who'll go to any lengths to solve her daughter's murder. Read more

  • Lady Bird

    Fri 23rd Feb to Thu 8th Mar

    Oscar nominee Greta Gerwig makes her directorial debut with this smart and moving coming-of-age film starring Saoirse Ronan as a young woman dealing with life, love and adolescence. Read more

  • Den Of Geek presents Westworld

    Sun 25th Feb

    Den Of Geek's Ryan Lambie introduces a screening of Michael Crichton's classic sci-fi Westworld, one of the selections from his new book The Geek's Guide To SF Cinema. Read more

  • SHOUT Fest: Beautiful Thing + Jonathan Harvey Q&A

    Sun 25th Feb

    Writer Jonathan Harvey visits The Electric for this special SHOUT Festival screening of this seminal 1996 film about two council estate boys who develop feelings for each other. Read more

  • Thom Peterson presents Electri-Comedy

    Thu 1st Mar

    Comedian Thom Peterson launches a regular night of live stand-up comedy at The Electric, beginning with a bang courtesy of his invited guests Adam Beardsmore, Lindsey Santoro and James Cook. Read more

  • I, Tonya

    Fri 2nd to Thu 8th Mar

    Oscar nominees Margot Robbie and Allison Janney shine in this pitch black comedy about the crazy life of disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding. Read more

  • Dunkirk

    Fri 2nd to Thu 8th Mar

    Christopher Nolan delivers a bravura feat of filmmaking depicting the Allied evacuation from northern France during WWII, nominated for eight Oscars including Best Picture. Read more

  • Get Out

    Fri 2nd Mar

    Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay - four huge Oscar nominations for Jordan Peele's clever, scary and deliciously satirical horror comedy. Read more

  • Call Me By Your Name

    Fri 2nd, Sat 3rd & Thu 8th Mar

    Nominated for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor (Timothée Chalamet), Luca Guadagnino's luscious romantic drama is one of last year's most moving films. Read more

  • A Disastrous Double Bill: The Disaster Artist + The Room

    Sat 3rd Mar

    A double bill of cinematic calamity featuring James Franco's The Disaster Artist, followed by the disasterpiece that inspired it - Tommy Wiseau's cult favourite The Room. Read more

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Sat 3rd & Wed 7th Mar

    Denis Villeneuve's long awaited Blade Runner sequel got five well deserved Oscar nominations - including Best Cinematography - as one of the year's most technically accomplished films. Read more

  • Behind The Screens Tour + screening of The Artist

    Sun 4th Mar

    Get a 'behind the screens' tour of the UK's oldest working cinema, followed by a screening of Michel Hazanavicius's glorious tribute to the golden era of silent movies. Read more

  • Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films 2018

    Sun 4th Mar

    See all five of this year's Oscar nominated live action short films, including work from Australia, the UK and Kenya. Read more

  • The Artist

    Sun 4th Mar

    Michel Hazanavicius's Osca winning ode to the golden era of silent movie-making stars Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo as co-stars who fall in love. Read more

  • Loving Vincent

    Sat 4th, Tue 6th & Wed 7th Mar

    An astonishing feat of artistry, Hugh Welchman and Dorota Kobiela's oil painted feature about the death of Vincent Van Gogh is a frontrunner to win Best Animated Feature Film at this year's Oscars. Read more

  • Loveless

    Tue 6th to Thu 8th Mar

    Andrey Zvyagintsev's unsettling drama about an estranged couple searching for their missing son looks to pick up the Best Foreign Language Feature Oscar at this year's ceremony. Read more

  • You Were Never Really Here

    From Fri 9th Mar

    Lynne Ramsay directs Joaquin Phoenix in a devastating new drama about a killer-for-hire tasked with saving a US Senator's daughter from a child sex ring. Read more

  • Darkest Hour

    Sat 10th Mar

    Gary Oldman undergoes an amazing transformation to portray Winston Churchill in Joe Wright's nail biting drama which begins at the precipice of World War II. Read more

  • Jameson presents The Wind That Shakes The Barley

    Sat 10th Mar

    Jameson Whisky presents a special screening of Ken Loach's Palme d'Or winning Irish drama, complete with a complimentary Jameson whiskey cocktail on arrival. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: A Matter Of Life & Death

    Sun 11th Mar

    Powell & Pressburger's fantastical romance stars David Niven as an RAF pilot who must appeal to a celestial court after he evades death. Read more

  • The Greatest Showman Sing-A-Long

    Sun 11th Mar

    It's showtime! Join in with This Is Me, Rewrite The Stars and A Million Dreams as we present a 'sing-a-long' version of Oscar nominated musical The Greatest Showman. Read more

  • Timecrimes + intro

    Tue 13th Mar

    Nacho Vigalonodo's mind-bending 2009 time travel drama screens as part of the 2018 Arts & Science Festival, preceded by an introduction from Dr Nikk Effingham on the philosophy of time travel. Read more

  • The Silent Child + director Q&A & panel discussion

    Wed 14th Mar

    Director Chris Overton and guests join us for a special screening of their Oscar nominated short film The Silent Child. Read more

  • The Shape Of Water (subtitled screening)

    Wed 14th Mar

    A subtitled screening for the hard of hearing of Guillermo del Toro's magical, Oscar nominated romantic fantasy. Read more

  • Trash Film Night presents Hard Ticket To Hawaii

    Thu 15th Mar

    An 80s trash-terpiece about two smokin' hot undercover federal agents battling drug smugglers and a giant python is given the Trash Film Night treatment, complete with live commentary. Read more

  • Red Sparrow

    From Fri 16th Mar

    Jennifer Lawrence joins the Russian secret intelligence service in Francis Lawrence's dark and dangerously sexy thriller. Read more

  • Jameson presents In Bruges whiskey tasting

    Sat 17th Mar

    Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a special screening of Martin McDonagh's pitch black comedy In Bruges, accompanied by a series of fine Irish whiskeys provided by Jameson. Read more

  • Shock & Gore presents Flatliners + intro

    Sun 18th Mar

    The cult 90s film about medical students obsessed with the afterlife screens as part of the 2018 Arts & Science Festival, preceded by an intro from University of Birmingham researcher Rachel Marchant on how our brains produce hallucinations. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: The Magnificent Ambersons

    Sun 18th Mar

    Orson Welles' acclaimed (but shamefully mistreated) 1940s drama about two generations in a well-to-do Indianapolis family screens in the longest cut available. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Stray Dog

    Wed 21st Mar

    Film noir meets police thriller in Akira Kurosawa's brilliant 1949 crime drama about a Tokyo detective whose gun is stolen and implicated in a crime spree. Read more

  • CBSO presents The Debussy Film: Impressions of the French Composer + intro

    Thu 22nd Mar

    The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) presents a special screening of Ken Russell's self-aware BBC film about the composer Claude Debussy as part of their 2018 Debussy Festival, introduced by Professor John Hill. Read more

  • The Square

    From Fri 23rd Mar

    Ruben Östlund's Palme d'Or winning, knife sharp satire of white privilege and the digital age finally reaches UK screens this March. Read more

  • notorious choir presents 2018: A Notorious Odyssey

    Sat 24th Mar

    The 20 piece a cappella choir 'notorious' return to The Electric for a musical voyage through space and time, taking in classic tunes from sci-fi movies and TV shows. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Les Enfants Du Paradis

    Sun 25th Mar

    Made during the Nazi occupation of France, Marcel Carné’s romantic epic of the 19th century theatre world is a life-affirming tribute to love, Paris and the stage. Read more

  • Conjurer's Kitchen presents Jan Švankmajer's Alice

    Thu 29th Mar

    Conjurer's Kitchen presents another magical blend of film and food, this time theming some edible treats to Czech animator Jan Švankmajer's dark stop motion feature Alice. Read more

  • Ready Player One

    From Fri 30th Mar

    Steven Spielberg returns to the world of science fiction for this big budget adventure about a breakneck treasure hunt spread across a virtual reality world. Read more

  • Isle Of Dogs

    From Fri 30th Mar

    Wes Anderon's biting return to the world of stop motion animation sees a twelve year old boy set off to an island garbage dump full of rough mutts to find his trusted dog Spots. Read more

  • Conjurer's Kitchen presents Alice In Wonderland

    Sun 1st Apr

    Follow the White Rabbit into Wonderland for this very tasty Conjurer's Kitchen screening of the original Disney classic over the bank holiday weekend. Read more

  • NT Live: Julius Caesar

    Thu 12th Apr

    Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley star in Nicholas Hytner's immersive take on Shakespeare's Roman tragedy, recorded at the Bridge Theatre in London. Read more

  • Distant Sky: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live In Copenhagen

    Thu 12th & Sun 15th Apr

    A triumphant live performance from Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds captured at Copenhagen's Royal Arena in October last year. Read more

  • An American In Paris: The Musical

    Wed 16th May

    The classic Oscar winning film about finding love in the 'city of light' becomes a breathtaking, critically acclaimed musical, recorded at London's Dominion Theatre. Read more

  • NT Live: Macbeth

    Sun 27th May

    Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in Rufus Norris's bloody take on Shakespeare's Scottish play. Read more

Cinematic Time Machine

Live Theatre Screenings

  • NT Live: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

    Thu 22nd Feb

    Jack O'Connell and Sienna Miller star in this acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' steamy American masterpiece. Read more

  • NT Live: Julius Caesar

    Thu 12th Apr

    Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley star in Nicholas Hytner's immersive take on Shakespeare's Roman tragedy, recorded at the Bridge Theatre in London. Read more

  • An American In Paris: The Musical

    Wed 16th May

    The classic Oscar winning film about finding love in the 'city of light' becomes a breathtaking, critically acclaimed musical, recorded at London's Dominion Theatre. Read more

  • NT Live: Macbeth

    Sun 27th May

    Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in Rufus Norris's bloody take on Shakespeare's Scottish play. Read more

Shock & Gore

  • Shock & Gore presents Flatliners + intro

    Sun 18th Mar

    The cult 90s film about medical students obsessed with the afterlife screens as part of the 2018 Arts & Science Festival, preceded by an intro from University of Birmingham researcher Rachel Marchant on how our brains produce hallucinations. Read more

Coming Soon

  • You Were Never Really Here

    From Fri 9th Mar

    Lynne Ramsay directs Joaquin Phoenix in a devastating new drama about a killer-for-hire tasked with saving a US Senator's daughter from a child sex ring. Read more

  • Red Sparrow

    From Fri 16th Mar

    Jennifer Lawrence joins the Russian secret intelligence service in Francis Lawrence's dark and dangerously sexy thriller. Read more

  • The Square

    From Fri 23rd Mar

    Ruben Östlund's Palme d'Or winning, knife sharp satire of white privilege and the digital age finally reaches UK screens this March. Read more

  • Ready Player One

    From Fri 30th Mar

    Steven Spielberg returns to the world of science fiction for this big budget adventure about a breakneck treasure hunt spread across a virtual reality world. Read more

  • Isle Of Dogs

    From Fri 30th Mar

    Wes Anderon's biting return to the world of stop motion animation sees a twelve year old boy set off to an island garbage dump full of rough mutts to find his trusted dog Spots. Read more

Special Events & Screenings

Conjurer's Kitchen

Oscars 2018 season

  • The Shape Of Water

    Fri 16th Feb to Thu 8th Mar

    Nominated for 13 Oscars, Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro delivers another fantastical masterpiece, telling the moving story of a mute woman (Sally Hawkins) who falls in love with a mysterious amphibious creature. Read more

  • Phantom Thread

    Until Thu 22nd Feb

    Daniel Day-Lewis gives what's rumoured to be his final onscreen performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's gripping drama about a 1950s dressmaker whose carefully tailored world is disrupted by love. Read more

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Until Tue 27th Feb, also Sat 10th Mar

    Frances McDormand gives a Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated performance in Martin McDonagh's darkly comic drama about a grieving mother who'll go to any lengths to solve her daughter's murder. Read more

  • Lady Bird

    Fri 23rd Feb to Thu 8th Mar

    Oscar nominee Greta Gerwig makes her directorial debut with this smart and moving coming-of-age film starring Saoirse Ronan as a young woman dealing with life, love and adolescence. Read more

  • I, Tonya

    Fri 2nd to Thu 8th Mar

    Oscar nominees Margot Robbie and Allison Janney shine in this pitch black comedy about the crazy life of disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding. Read more

  • Dunkirk

    Fri 2nd to Thu 8th Mar

    Christopher Nolan delivers a bravura feat of filmmaking depicting the Allied evacuation from northern France during WWII, nominated for eight Oscars including Best Picture. Read more

  • Get Out

    Fri 2nd Mar

    Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay - four huge Oscar nominations for Jordan Peele's clever, scary and deliciously satirical horror comedy. Read more

  • Call Me By Your Name

    Fri 2nd, Sat 3rd & Thu 8th Mar

    Nominated for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor (Timothée Chalamet), Luca Guadagnino's luscious romantic drama is one of last year's most moving films. Read more

  • A Disastrous Double Bill: The Disaster Artist + The Room

    Sat 3rd Mar

    A double bill of cinematic calamity featuring James Franco's The Disaster Artist, followed by the disasterpiece that inspired it - Tommy Wiseau's cult favourite The Room. Read more

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Sat 3rd & Wed 7th Mar

    Denis Villeneuve's long awaited Blade Runner sequel got five well deserved Oscar nominations - including Best Cinematography - as one of the year's most technically accomplished films. Read more

  • Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films 2018

    Sun 4th Mar

    See all five of this year's Oscar nominated live action short films, including work from Australia, the UK and Kenya. Read more

  • Loving Vincent

    Sat 4th, Tue 6th & Wed 7th Mar

    An astonishing feat of artistry, Hugh Welchman and Dorota Kobiela's oil painted feature about the death of Vincent Van Gogh is a frontrunner to win Best Animated Feature Film at this year's Oscars. Read more

  • Loveless

    Tue 6th to Thu 8th Mar

    Andrey Zvyagintsev's unsettling drama about an estranged couple searching for their missing son looks to pick up the Best Foreign Language Feature Oscar at this year's ceremony. Read more

  • Darkest Hour

    Sat 10th Mar

    Gary Oldman undergoes an amazing transformation to portray Winston Churchill in Joe Wright's nail biting drama which begins at the precipice of World War II. Read more

  • The Greatest Showman Sing-A-Long

    Sun 11th Mar

    It's showtime! Join in with This Is Me, Rewrite The Stars and A Million Dreams as we present a 'sing-a-long' version of Oscar nominated musical The Greatest Showman. Read more

  • The Silent Child + director Q&A & panel discussion

    Wed 14th Mar

    Director Chris Overton and guests join us for a special screening of their Oscar nominated short film The Silent Child. Read more

  • The Shape Of Water (subtitled screening)

    Wed 14th Mar

    A subtitled screening for the hard of hearing of Guillermo del Toro's magical, Oscar nominated romantic fantasy. Read more

  • The Square

    From Fri 23rd Mar

    Ruben Östlund's Palme d'Or winning, knife sharp satire of white privilege and the digital age finally reaches UK screens this March. Read more