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  • Little Monsters

    From Friday 15th November

    Little Monsters follows Dave (Alexander England ALIEN: COVENANT), as washed-up musician who volunteers to chaperone his nephew’s nursery class field trip after taking a serious liking to the fearless schoolteacher, Miss Caroline. Read more

  • Le Mans '66

    From Friday 15th November

    Burning rubber and flaring emotions in director James Mangold's (Walk the Line, Logan) full throttle drama exploring the real-life story of Ford’s attempt to build a race car that could beat Ferrari. Read more

  • Sorry We Missed You

    From Friday 8th November

    Ken Loach returns with another Palme d'Or nominated look at the cost of economic isolation in modern Britain. Read more

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail with Mead Tasting

    Sunday 17th November

    Join us to for a mead taste-along hosted by Samuel Boulton of the Vanguard Bar and watch King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: The Third Man

    Sunday 17th November and Thursday 21st November

    Considered by many as the best British film ever made, the Electric Cinema celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the release of The Third Man with additional pre-screening content. Read more

Next 7 Days

  • By The Grace Of God

    From Friday 15th November

    A French drama, based on real events, in which a group of men form a movement seeking justice for the sexual abuse they suffered as young boys by a Catholic priest. Read more

  • Little Monsters

    From Friday 15th November

    Little Monsters follows Dave (Alexander England ALIEN: COVENANT), as washed-up musician who volunteers to chaperone his nephew’s nursery class field trip after taking a serious liking to the fearless schoolteacher, Miss Caroline. Read more

  • Le Mans '66

    From Friday 15th November

    Burning rubber and flaring emotions in director James Mangold's (Walk the Line, Logan) full throttle drama exploring the real-life story of Ford’s attempt to build a race car that could beat Ferrari. Read more

  • Sorry We Missed You

    From Friday 8th November

    Ken Loach returns with another Palme d'Or nominated look at the cost of economic isolation in modern Britain. Read more

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail with Mead Tasting

    Sunday 17th November

    Join us to for a mead taste-along hosted by Samuel Boulton of the Vanguard Bar and watch King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: The Third Man

    Sunday 17th November and Thursday 21st November

    Considered by many as the best British film ever made, the Electric Cinema celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the release of The Third Man with additional pre-screening content. Read more

  • Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest

    Thursday 21st November at 8.45pm

    Depeche Mode recently finished their two year Global Spirit Tour, in which they performed to more than 3 million fans at 115 shows around the world. Spirits in the Forest, directed by award-winning filmmaker and longtime artistic collaborator Anton Corbijn, captures the energy and spectacle of the band’s performance from the tour along with a deeper look into how their music and shows have been woven into the fabric of their fans’ lives. Read more

  • The Irishman

    From Friday 22nd November

    Martin Scorsese, the king of gangster movies returns to his home territory with the story of Frank Sheeran. Read more

  • The Good Liar

    From 22nd November

    Ian McKellen re-teams with director Bill Condon following 1998's Oscar winning Gods And Monsters. They're joined by Helen Mirren in this fantastically assured con drama. Read more

  • After The Wedding

    From Friday 22nd November

    Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2019, After The Wedding sees Isabel the co-founder of an orphanage forced to confront her past when she attends the wedding of the daughter of a potential benefactor. Read more

All Films & Events

  • By The Grace Of God

    From Friday 15th November

    A French drama, based on real events, in which a group of men form a movement seeking justice for the sexual abuse they suffered as young boys by a Catholic priest. Read more

  • Little Monsters

    From Friday 15th November

    Little Monsters follows Dave (Alexander England ALIEN: COVENANT), as washed-up musician who volunteers to chaperone his nephew’s nursery class field trip after taking a serious liking to the fearless schoolteacher, Miss Caroline. Read more

  • Le Mans '66

    From Friday 15th November

    Burning rubber and flaring emotions in director James Mangold's (Walk the Line, Logan) full throttle drama exploring the real-life story of Ford’s attempt to build a race car that could beat Ferrari. Read more

  • Sorry We Missed You

    From Friday 8th November

    Ken Loach returns with another Palme d'Or nominated look at the cost of economic isolation in modern Britain. Read more

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail with Mead Tasting

    Sunday 17th November

    Join us to for a mead taste-along hosted by Samuel Boulton of the Vanguard Bar and watch King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: The Third Man

    Sunday 17th November and Thursday 21st November

    Considered by many as the best British film ever made, the Electric Cinema celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the release of The Third Man with additional pre-screening content. Read more

  • Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest

    Thursday 21st November at 8.45pm

    Depeche Mode recently finished their two year Global Spirit Tour, in which they performed to more than 3 million fans at 115 shows around the world. Spirits in the Forest, directed by award-winning filmmaker and longtime artistic collaborator Anton Corbijn, captures the energy and spectacle of the band’s performance from the tour along with a deeper look into how their music and shows have been woven into the fabric of their fans’ lives. Read more

  • The Irishman

    From Friday 22nd November

    Martin Scorsese, the king of gangster movies returns to his home territory with the story of Frank Sheeran. Read more

  • The Good Liar

    From 22nd November

    Ian McKellen re-teams with director Bill Condon following 1998's Oscar winning Gods And Monsters. They're joined by Helen Mirren in this fantastically assured con drama. Read more

  • After The Wedding

    From Friday 22nd November

    Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2019, After The Wedding sees Isabel the co-founder of an orphanage forced to confront her past when she attends the wedding of the daughter of a potential benefactor. Read more

  • Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool

    Sunday 24th November & Wednesday 27th November

    Miles Davis: horn player, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart. Read more

  • Knives Out

    From Wednesday 27th November

    Directed by Rian Johnson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Looper) an intelligent whodunnit about a famed southern detective who joins forces with local police to investigate a group of eccentric suspects following the murder of a wealthy crime novelist. Read more

  • NT Live: Hansard

    Thursday 28th November

    See Olivier Award-winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen) in this brand new play from Simon Woods, broadcast as live from the National Theatre in London. Read more

  • Jay & Silent Bob Reboot

    From Friday 29th November

    When Jay & Silent Bob discover that a reboot of the Bluntman & Chronic movie (a movie based on a comic book based on them) is being made (and they lose the right to use their own names after the company behind it take out an injunction against them), they head off to ChronicCon in Hollywood to stop it. Read more

  • US Thanksgiving: Team America World Police

    Saturday 30th November

    Celebrate US Thanksgiving at The Electric with your tongue firmly in ones cheek at a screening of Team America World Police. Read more

  • Les Miserables: The Staged Concert

    Saturday 7th December.

    Seen by over 120 million people worldwide, LES MISÉRABLES is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals. Read more

  • Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of These Things

    Sunday 1st December & Thursday 5th December

    Ella Fitzgerald was a 15 year-old street kid when she won a talent contest in 1934 at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Within months she was a star. “Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things” follows her extraordinary journey over six decades as her sublime voice transforms the tragedies of her own life and the troubles of her times into joy. Read more

  • Invasion Planet Earth

    Thursday 5th December

    With post film director Q&A - When an alien mothership appears in the sky above London, people on Earth fear it is the end of civilisation as they know it. The ultimate war for Planet Earth is about to begin… Can a grieving father save the future of mankind? Read more

  • Love Actually with Gin Tasting

    Thursday 5th December

    For one night only That Boutique-y Gin Company & The Gintleman the Midlands leading Gin raconteur create the ‘Electric Ginema’ with a 5 gin taste along accompanied by the quintessential Christmas romantic comedy ‘Love Actually’. Read more

  • White Christmas with Wine

    Sunday 8th December

    Join wine buff Tony Elvin at the Electric as we make your day merry and bright with this fun and festive wine tasting, alongside quintessential Christmas favourite White Christmas. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Tommy

    Sunday 8th December & Thursday 12th December

    Back in cinemas as part of BFI Musicals season, Ken Russell’s 1970s rock musical Tommy. A creative tour-de-force that boasts the most incredible cast, including The Who, Elton John, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton and even Jack Nicholson. Read more

  • Sons of Denmark

    From Friday 13th December

    The debut feature, Sons of Denmark, from director Ulaa Salim is a powerful, unnerving and provocative film that looks at the impact of radicalised society, set in an alternate (though all-too-believable) Denmark. Read more

  • Die Hard

    From Friday 13th December

    Outmanned, outgunned and ill-equipped for the task at hand, John McClane has a Christmas Eve like no other. Read more

  • Gremlins

    From Friday 13th December

    Billy has to follow three simple rules: keep him away from water, bright lights and, most importantly, never ever feed him after midnight...What can go wrong? Read more

  • It’s a Wonderful Life

    From Friday 13th December

    One of the most beloved films ever made It's A Wonderful Life has become traditional Christmas viewing. Read more

  • Elf

    Elf

    From Friday 13th December

    One Christmas Eve a long time ago, a baby crawled into Santa's bag of toys... Read more

  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    From Saturday 14th December

    The McAllister family go on a holiday to Florida. Kevin McAllister gets separated from his family, and manages to get himself onto a plane to New York instead. Read more

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

    From Saturday 14th December

    Brian Henson directs his late father's creations in the Charles Dickens classic, the best known (and most oft-filmed) Christmas story of all time. Read more

  • Love Actually

    Saturday 14th December

    The classic UK romantic comedy from 2003 following the love lives of various couples in the lead-up to Christmas. Read more

  • Home Alone

    From Sunday 15th December

    All Kevin McCallister wants for Christmas is for his family to disappear. So when he wakes to discover that they have accidentally left for their Christmas trip without him and that his wish has come true. Read more

  • It's A Wonderful Life with Wine

    Sunday 15th December

    It’s a Wonderful Life with Wine

    Join wine buff Tony Elvin at the Electric as we present a unique showing of the holiday classic, Frank Capra's ‘It's a Wonderful Life’ alongside a fun and festive wine tasting. Read more

  • Merry Christmas (Joyeux Noel)

    From Sunday 15th December

    Charting the converging experiences of British, French and German soldiers in December 1914, Joyeux Noël is a moving portrayal of an incredible true story and a bold testament to the idea of universal humanity that these events have now come to symbolise. Read more

  • The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas

    Monday 16th December

    Explore the authentic folklore, history and contemporary practices associated with the Krampus with Al Ridenour, author of The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas and preeminent English-language expert on the subject. Ridenour’s lively presentation, illustrated with slides, archival video (and a drop-in by a LIVE KRAMPUS) reveals how this often-misunderstood figure is connected to centuries-old witchcraft beliefs and an older darker understanding of the Christmas season as a time offering access to the spirit world. Now in its second printing, The Krampus was described by LA Times’ books critic Elizabeth as “gleefully erudite,” and a book that “deserves to become a classic.” Ridenour is also a producer of Krampus events in Los Angeles, an artist and mask-maker, and host of the folk-horror podcast, Bone and Sickle. Read more

  • Somebody Up There Likes Me

    Sunday 15th December & Thursday 19th December

    Ronnie guides us on a journey through his life painting and performing, accompanied by the friends, musicians and artists who have been part of his life over the years including Damian Hirst, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Imelda May and Rod Stewart. Read more

  • White Christmas

    From Tuesday 17th December

    'White Christmas' is a treasury of Irving Berlin classics, among them 'Count Your Blessings Instead of SBing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen, Rosemary Clooney, Dean Jaggerheep', 'Sisters', 'Blue Skies', and the beloved holiday song, 'White Christmas Read more

  • NT Live: Present Laughter

    Wednesday 18th December

    Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

    Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness. Read more

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Wednesday 18th December

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens the first part of the latest Star Wars trilogy.

    30 years after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Defected stormtrooper Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker. Read more

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Wednesday 18th December

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Part two of the latest Star Wars trilogy continuing the story on from The Force Awakens. Read more

  • Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

    From 19th December

    No one's ever really gone... Rey's journey continues and the Skywalker saga concludes in 'Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker. Read more

  • Behind The Screens Tour

    Coming soon

    Get a 'behind the screens' tour of the UK's oldest working cinema and find out about the building's fascinating history, stretching from 1909 to the present day. Read more

Cinematic Time Machine - Vintage & Retro Classics

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail with Mead Tasting

    Sunday 17th November

    Join us to for a mead taste-along hosted by Samuel Boulton of the Vanguard Bar and watch King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: The Third Man

    Sunday 17th November and Thursday 21st November

    Considered by many as the best British film ever made, the Electric Cinema celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the release of The Third Man with additional pre-screening content. Read more

  • US Thanksgiving: Team America World Police

    Saturday 30th November

    Celebrate US Thanksgiving at The Electric with your tongue firmly in ones cheek at a screening of Team America World Police. Read more

  • Love Actually with Gin Tasting

    Thursday 5th December

    For one night only That Boutique-y Gin Company & The Gintleman the Midlands leading Gin raconteur create the ‘Electric Ginema’ with a 5 gin taste along accompanied by the quintessential Christmas romantic comedy ‘Love Actually’. Read more

  • White Christmas with Wine

    Sunday 8th December

    Join wine buff Tony Elvin at the Electric as we make your day merry and bright with this fun and festive wine tasting, alongside quintessential Christmas favourite White Christmas. Read more

  • Die Hard

    From Friday 13th December

    Outmanned, outgunned and ill-equipped for the task at hand, John McClane has a Christmas Eve like no other. Read more

  • Gremlins

    From Friday 13th December

    Billy has to follow three simple rules: keep him away from water, bright lights and, most importantly, never ever feed him after midnight...What can go wrong? Read more

  • It’s a Wonderful Life

    From Friday 13th December

    One of the most beloved films ever made It's A Wonderful Life has become traditional Christmas viewing. Read more

  • Elf

    Elf

    From Friday 13th December

    One Christmas Eve a long time ago, a baby crawled into Santa's bag of toys... Read more

  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    From Saturday 14th December

    The McAllister family go on a holiday to Florida. Kevin McAllister gets separated from his family, and manages to get himself onto a plane to New York instead. Read more

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

    From Saturday 14th December

    Brian Henson directs his late father's creations in the Charles Dickens classic, the best known (and most oft-filmed) Christmas story of all time. Read more

  • Love Actually

    Saturday 14th December

    The classic UK romantic comedy from 2003 following the love lives of various couples in the lead-up to Christmas. Read more

  • Home Alone

    From Sunday 15th December

    All Kevin McCallister wants for Christmas is for his family to disappear. So when he wakes to discover that they have accidentally left for their Christmas trip without him and that his wish has come true. Read more

  • It's A Wonderful Life with Wine

    Sunday 15th December

    It’s a Wonderful Life with Wine

    Join wine buff Tony Elvin at the Electric as we present a unique showing of the holiday classic, Frank Capra's ‘It's a Wonderful Life’ alongside a fun and festive wine tasting. Read more

  • Merry Christmas (Joyeux Noel)

    From Sunday 15th December

    Charting the converging experiences of British, French and German soldiers in December 1914, Joyeux Noël is a moving portrayal of an incredible true story and a bold testament to the idea of universal humanity that these events have now come to symbolise. Read more

  • White Christmas

    From Tuesday 17th December

    'White Christmas' is a treasury of Irving Berlin classics, among them 'Count Your Blessings Instead of SBing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen, Rosemary Clooney, Dean Jaggerheep', 'Sisters', 'Blue Skies', and the beloved holiday song, 'White Christmas Read more

Coming Soon - Now Booking

  • By The Grace Of God

    From Friday 15th November

    A French drama, based on real events, in which a group of men form a movement seeking justice for the sexual abuse they suffered as young boys by a Catholic priest. Read more

  • Little Monsters

    From Friday 15th November

    Little Monsters follows Dave (Alexander England ALIEN: COVENANT), as washed-up musician who volunteers to chaperone his nephew’s nursery class field trip after taking a serious liking to the fearless schoolteacher, Miss Caroline. Read more

  • Le Mans '66

    From Friday 15th November

    Burning rubber and flaring emotions in director James Mangold's (Walk the Line, Logan) full throttle drama exploring the real-life story of Ford’s attempt to build a race car that could beat Ferrari. Read more

  • Sorry We Missed You

    From Friday 8th November

    Ken Loach returns with another Palme d'Or nominated look at the cost of economic isolation in modern Britain. Read more

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail with Mead Tasting

    Sunday 17th November

    Join us to for a mead taste-along hosted by Samuel Boulton of the Vanguard Bar and watch King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: The Third Man

    Sunday 17th November and Thursday 21st November

    Considered by many as the best British film ever made, the Electric Cinema celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the release of The Third Man with additional pre-screening content. Read more

  • Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest

    Thursday 21st November at 8.45pm

    Depeche Mode recently finished their two year Global Spirit Tour, in which they performed to more than 3 million fans at 115 shows around the world. Spirits in the Forest, directed by award-winning filmmaker and longtime artistic collaborator Anton Corbijn, captures the energy and spectacle of the band’s performance from the tour along with a deeper look into how their music and shows have been woven into the fabric of their fans’ lives. Read more

  • The Irishman

    From Friday 22nd November

    Martin Scorsese, the king of gangster movies returns to his home territory with the story of Frank Sheeran. Read more

  • The Good Liar

    From 22nd November

    Ian McKellen re-teams with director Bill Condon following 1998's Oscar winning Gods And Monsters. They're joined by Helen Mirren in this fantastically assured con drama. Read more

  • After The Wedding

    From Friday 22nd November

    Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2019, After The Wedding sees Isabel the co-founder of an orphanage forced to confront her past when she attends the wedding of the daughter of a potential benefactor. Read more

  • Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool

    Sunday 24th November & Wednesday 27th November

    Miles Davis: horn player, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart. Read more

  • Knives Out

    From Wednesday 27th November

    Directed by Rian Johnson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Looper) an intelligent whodunnit about a famed southern detective who joins forces with local police to investigate a group of eccentric suspects following the murder of a wealthy crime novelist. Read more

  • Jay & Silent Bob Reboot

    From Friday 29th November

    When Jay & Silent Bob discover that a reboot of the Bluntman & Chronic movie (a movie based on a comic book based on them) is being made (and they lose the right to use their own names after the company behind it take out an injunction against them), they head off to ChronicCon in Hollywood to stop it. Read more

  • US Thanksgiving: Team America World Police

    Saturday 30th November

    Celebrate US Thanksgiving at The Electric with your tongue firmly in ones cheek at a screening of Team America World Police. Read more

  • Les Miserables: The Staged Concert

    Saturday 7th December.

    Seen by over 120 million people worldwide, LES MISÉRABLES is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals. Read more

  • Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of These Things

    Sunday 1st December & Thursday 5th December

    Ella Fitzgerald was a 15 year-old street kid when she won a talent contest in 1934 at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Within months she was a star. “Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things” follows her extraordinary journey over six decades as her sublime voice transforms the tragedies of her own life and the troubles of her times into joy. Read more

  • Invasion Planet Earth

    Thursday 5th December

    With post film director Q&A - When an alien mothership appears in the sky above London, people on Earth fear it is the end of civilisation as they know it. The ultimate war for Planet Earth is about to begin… Can a grieving father save the future of mankind? Read more

  • White Christmas with Wine

    Sunday 8th December

    Join wine buff Tony Elvin at the Electric as we make your day merry and bright with this fun and festive wine tasting, alongside quintessential Christmas favourite White Christmas. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Tommy

    Sunday 8th December & Thursday 12th December

    Back in cinemas as part of BFI Musicals season, Ken Russell’s 1970s rock musical Tommy. A creative tour-de-force that boasts the most incredible cast, including The Who, Elton John, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton and even Jack Nicholson. Read more

  • Sons of Denmark

    From Friday 13th December

    The debut feature, Sons of Denmark, from director Ulaa Salim is a powerful, unnerving and provocative film that looks at the impact of radicalised society, set in an alternate (though all-too-believable) Denmark. Read more

  • Die Hard

    From Friday 13th December

    Outmanned, outgunned and ill-equipped for the task at hand, John McClane has a Christmas Eve like no other. Read more

  • Gremlins

    From Friday 13th December

    Billy has to follow three simple rules: keep him away from water, bright lights and, most importantly, never ever feed him after midnight...What can go wrong? Read more

  • It’s a Wonderful Life

    From Friday 13th December

    One of the most beloved films ever made It's A Wonderful Life has become traditional Christmas viewing. Read more

  • Elf

    Elf

    From Friday 13th December

    One Christmas Eve a long time ago, a baby crawled into Santa's bag of toys... Read more

  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    From Saturday 14th December

    The McAllister family go on a holiday to Florida. Kevin McAllister gets separated from his family, and manages to get himself onto a plane to New York instead. Read more

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

    From Saturday 14th December

    Brian Henson directs his late father's creations in the Charles Dickens classic, the best known (and most oft-filmed) Christmas story of all time. Read more

  • Love Actually

    Saturday 14th December

    The classic UK romantic comedy from 2003 following the love lives of various couples in the lead-up to Christmas. Read more

  • Home Alone

    From Sunday 15th December

    All Kevin McCallister wants for Christmas is for his family to disappear. So when he wakes to discover that they have accidentally left for their Christmas trip without him and that his wish has come true. Read more

  • It's A Wonderful Life with Wine

    Sunday 15th December

    It’s a Wonderful Life with Wine

    Join wine buff Tony Elvin at the Electric as we present a unique showing of the holiday classic, Frank Capra's ‘It's a Wonderful Life’ alongside a fun and festive wine tasting. Read more

  • Merry Christmas (Joyeux Noel)

    From Sunday 15th December

    Charting the converging experiences of British, French and German soldiers in December 1914, Joyeux Noël is a moving portrayal of an incredible true story and a bold testament to the idea of universal humanity that these events have now come to symbolise. Read more

  • The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas

    Monday 16th December

    Explore the authentic folklore, history and contemporary practices associated with the Krampus with Al Ridenour, author of The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas and preeminent English-language expert on the subject. Ridenour’s lively presentation, illustrated with slides, archival video (and a drop-in by a LIVE KRAMPUS) reveals how this often-misunderstood figure is connected to centuries-old witchcraft beliefs and an older darker understanding of the Christmas season as a time offering access to the spirit world. Now in its second printing, The Krampus was described by LA Times’ books critic Elizabeth as “gleefully erudite,” and a book that “deserves to become a classic.” Ridenour is also a producer of Krampus events in Los Angeles, an artist and mask-maker, and host of the folk-horror podcast, Bone and Sickle. Read more

  • Somebody Up There Likes Me

    Sunday 15th December & Thursday 19th December

    Ronnie guides us on a journey through his life painting and performing, accompanied by the friends, musicians and artists who have been part of his life over the years including Damian Hirst, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Imelda May and Rod Stewart. Read more

  • White Christmas

    From Tuesday 17th December

    'White Christmas' is a treasury of Irving Berlin classics, among them 'Count Your Blessings Instead of SBing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen, Rosemary Clooney, Dean Jaggerheep', 'Sisters', 'Blue Skies', and the beloved holiday song, 'White Christmas Read more

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Wednesday 18th December

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens the first part of the latest Star Wars trilogy.

    30 years after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Defected stormtrooper Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker. Read more

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Wednesday 18th December

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Part two of the latest Star Wars trilogy continuing the story on from The Force Awakens. Read more

  • Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

    From 19th December

    No one's ever really gone... Rey's journey continues and the Skywalker saga concludes in 'Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker. Read more

Coming Soon

  • By The Grace Of God

    From Friday 15th November

    A French drama, based on real events, in which a group of men form a movement seeking justice for the sexual abuse they suffered as young boys by a Catholic priest. Read more

  • Little Monsters

    From Friday 15th November

    Little Monsters follows Dave (Alexander England ALIEN: COVENANT), as washed-up musician who volunteers to chaperone his nephew’s nursery class field trip after taking a serious liking to the fearless schoolteacher, Miss Caroline. Read more

  • Le Mans '66

    From Friday 15th November

    Burning rubber and flaring emotions in director James Mangold's (Walk the Line, Logan) full throttle drama exploring the real-life story of Ford’s attempt to build a race car that could beat Ferrari. Read more

  • Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest

    Thursday 21st November at 8.45pm

    Depeche Mode recently finished their two year Global Spirit Tour, in which they performed to more than 3 million fans at 115 shows around the world. Spirits in the Forest, directed by award-winning filmmaker and longtime artistic collaborator Anton Corbijn, captures the energy and spectacle of the band’s performance from the tour along with a deeper look into how their music and shows have been woven into the fabric of their fans’ lives. Read more

  • The Irishman

    From Friday 22nd November

    Martin Scorsese, the king of gangster movies returns to his home territory with the story of Frank Sheeran. Read more

  • The Good Liar

    From 22nd November

    Ian McKellen re-teams with director Bill Condon following 1998's Oscar winning Gods And Monsters. They're joined by Helen Mirren in this fantastically assured con drama. Read more

  • After The Wedding

    From Friday 22nd November

    Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2019, After The Wedding sees Isabel the co-founder of an orphanage forced to confront her past when she attends the wedding of the daughter of a potential benefactor. Read more

  • Knives Out

    From Wednesday 27th November

    Directed by Rian Johnson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Looper) an intelligent whodunnit about a famed southern detective who joins forces with local police to investigate a group of eccentric suspects following the murder of a wealthy crime novelist. Read more

  • Jay & Silent Bob Reboot

    From Friday 29th November

    When Jay & Silent Bob discover that a reboot of the Bluntman & Chronic movie (a movie based on a comic book based on them) is being made (and they lose the right to use their own names after the company behind it take out an injunction against them), they head off to ChronicCon in Hollywood to stop it. Read more

  • US Thanksgiving: Team America World Police

    Saturday 30th November

    Celebrate US Thanksgiving at The Electric with your tongue firmly in ones cheek at a screening of Team America World Police. Read more

  • Les Miserables: The Staged Concert

    Saturday 7th December.

    Seen by over 120 million people worldwide, LES MISÉRABLES is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals. Read more

  • Invasion Planet Earth

    Thursday 5th December

    With post film director Q&A - When an alien mothership appears in the sky above London, people on Earth fear it is the end of civilisation as they know it. The ultimate war for Planet Earth is about to begin… Can a grieving father save the future of mankind? Read more

  • Love Actually with Gin Tasting

    Thursday 5th December

    For one night only That Boutique-y Gin Company & The Gintleman the Midlands leading Gin raconteur create the ‘Electric Ginema’ with a 5 gin taste along accompanied by the quintessential Christmas romantic comedy ‘Love Actually’. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Tommy

    Sunday 8th December & Thursday 12th December

    Back in cinemas as part of BFI Musicals season, Ken Russell’s 1970s rock musical Tommy. A creative tour-de-force that boasts the most incredible cast, including The Who, Elton John, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton and even Jack Nicholson. Read more

  • Sons of Denmark

    From Friday 13th December

    The debut feature, Sons of Denmark, from director Ulaa Salim is a powerful, unnerving and provocative film that looks at the impact of radicalised society, set in an alternate (though all-too-believable) Denmark. Read more

  • Die Hard

    From Friday 13th December

    Outmanned, outgunned and ill-equipped for the task at hand, John McClane has a Christmas Eve like no other. Read more

  • Gremlins

    From Friday 13th December

    Billy has to follow three simple rules: keep him away from water, bright lights and, most importantly, never ever feed him after midnight...What can go wrong? Read more

  • It’s a Wonderful Life

    From Friday 13th December

    One of the most beloved films ever made It's A Wonderful Life has become traditional Christmas viewing. Read more

  • Elf

    Elf

    From Friday 13th December

    One Christmas Eve a long time ago, a baby crawled into Santa's bag of toys... Read more

  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    From Saturday 14th December

    The McAllister family go on a holiday to Florida. Kevin McAllister gets separated from his family, and manages to get himself onto a plane to New York instead. Read more

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

    From Saturday 14th December

    Brian Henson directs his late father's creations in the Charles Dickens classic, the best known (and most oft-filmed) Christmas story of all time. Read more

  • Love Actually

    Saturday 14th December

    The classic UK romantic comedy from 2003 following the love lives of various couples in the lead-up to Christmas. Read more

  • Home Alone

    From Sunday 15th December

    All Kevin McCallister wants for Christmas is for his family to disappear. So when he wakes to discover that they have accidentally left for their Christmas trip without him and that his wish has come true. Read more

  • Merry Christmas (Joyeux Noel)

    From Sunday 15th December

    Charting the converging experiences of British, French and German soldiers in December 1914, Joyeux Noël is a moving portrayal of an incredible true story and a bold testament to the idea of universal humanity that these events have now come to symbolise. Read more

  • Somebody Up There Likes Me

    Sunday 15th December & Thursday 19th December

    Ronnie guides us on a journey through his life painting and performing, accompanied by the friends, musicians and artists who have been part of his life over the years including Damian Hirst, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Imelda May and Rod Stewart. Read more

  • White Christmas

    From Tuesday 17th December

    'White Christmas' is a treasury of Irving Berlin classics, among them 'Count Your Blessings Instead of SBing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen, Rosemary Clooney, Dean Jaggerheep', 'Sisters', 'Blue Skies', and the beloved holiday song, 'White Christmas Read more

  • NT Live: Present Laughter

    Wednesday 18th December

    Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

    Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness. Read more

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Wednesday 18th December

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens the first part of the latest Star Wars trilogy.

    30 years after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Defected stormtrooper Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker. Read more

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Wednesday 18th December

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Part two of the latest Star Wars trilogy continuing the story on from The Force Awakens. Read more

  • Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

    From 19th December

    No one's ever really gone... Rey's journey continues and the Skywalker saga concludes in 'Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker. Read more

Documentaries at The Electric

  • Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest

    Thursday 21st November at 8.45pm

    Depeche Mode recently finished their two year Global Spirit Tour, in which they performed to more than 3 million fans at 115 shows around the world. Spirits in the Forest, directed by award-winning filmmaker and longtime artistic collaborator Anton Corbijn, captures the energy and spectacle of the band’s performance from the tour along with a deeper look into how their music and shows have been woven into the fabric of their fans’ lives. Read more

  • Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool

    Sunday 24th November & Wednesday 27th November

    Miles Davis: horn player, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart. Read more

  • Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of These Things

    Sunday 1st December & Thursday 5th December

    Ella Fitzgerald was a 15 year-old street kid when she won a talent contest in 1934 at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Within months she was a star. “Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things” follows her extraordinary journey over six decades as her sublime voice transforms the tragedies of her own life and the troubles of her times into joy. Read more

  • Somebody Up There Likes Me

    Sunday 15th December & Thursday 19th December

    Ronnie guides us on a journey through his life painting and performing, accompanied by the friends, musicians and artists who have been part of his life over the years including Damian Hirst, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Imelda May and Rod Stewart. Read more

Live Theatre & Concert Screenings

  • NT Live: Hansard

    Thursday 28th November

    See Olivier Award-winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen) in this brand new play from Simon Woods, broadcast as live from the National Theatre in London. Read more

  • NT Live: Present Laughter

    Wednesday 18th December

    Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

    Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness. Read more

Shock & Gore - Modern & Cult Horror

  • Little Monsters

    From Friday 15th November

    Little Monsters follows Dave (Alexander England ALIEN: COVENANT), as washed-up musician who volunteers to chaperone his nephew’s nursery class field trip after taking a serious liking to the fearless schoolteacher, Miss Caroline. Read more

Special Events & Screenings

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail with Mead Tasting

    Sunday 17th November

    Join us to for a mead taste-along hosted by Samuel Boulton of the Vanguard Bar and watch King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles. Read more

  • Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool

    Sunday 24th November & Wednesday 27th November

    Miles Davis: horn player, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart. Read more

  • Jay & Silent Bob Reboot

    From Friday 29th November

    When Jay & Silent Bob discover that a reboot of the Bluntman & Chronic movie (a movie based on a comic book based on them) is being made (and they lose the right to use their own names after the company behind it take out an injunction against them), they head off to ChronicCon in Hollywood to stop it. Read more

  • US Thanksgiving: Team America World Police

    Saturday 30th November

    Celebrate US Thanksgiving at The Electric with your tongue firmly in ones cheek at a screening of Team America World Police. Read more

  • Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of These Things

    Sunday 1st December & Thursday 5th December

    Ella Fitzgerald was a 15 year-old street kid when she won a talent contest in 1934 at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Within months she was a star. “Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things” follows her extraordinary journey over six decades as her sublime voice transforms the tragedies of her own life and the troubles of her times into joy. Read more

  • Invasion Planet Earth

    Thursday 5th December

    With post film director Q&A - When an alien mothership appears in the sky above London, people on Earth fear it is the end of civilisation as they know it. The ultimate war for Planet Earth is about to begin… Can a grieving father save the future of mankind? Read more

  • Love Actually with Gin Tasting

    Thursday 5th December

    For one night only That Boutique-y Gin Company & The Gintleman the Midlands leading Gin raconteur create the ‘Electric Ginema’ with a 5 gin taste along accompanied by the quintessential Christmas romantic comedy ‘Love Actually’. Read more

  • White Christmas with Wine

    Sunday 8th December

    Join wine buff Tony Elvin at the Electric as we make your day merry and bright with this fun and festive wine tasting, alongside quintessential Christmas favourite White Christmas. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Tommy

    Sunday 8th December & Thursday 12th December

    Back in cinemas as part of BFI Musicals season, Ken Russell’s 1970s rock musical Tommy. A creative tour-de-force that boasts the most incredible cast, including The Who, Elton John, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton and even Jack Nicholson. Read more

  • It's A Wonderful Life with Wine

    Sunday 15th December

    It’s a Wonderful Life with Wine

    Join wine buff Tony Elvin at the Electric as we present a unique showing of the holiday classic, Frank Capra's ‘It's a Wonderful Life’ alongside a fun and festive wine tasting. Read more

  • The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas

    Monday 16th December

    Explore the authentic folklore, history and contemporary practices associated with the Krampus with Al Ridenour, author of The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas and preeminent English-language expert on the subject. Ridenour’s lively presentation, illustrated with slides, archival video (and a drop-in by a LIVE KRAMPUS) reveals how this often-misunderstood figure is connected to centuries-old witchcraft beliefs and an older darker understanding of the Christmas season as a time offering access to the spirit world. Now in its second printing, The Krampus was described by LA Times’ books critic Elizabeth as “gleefully erudite,” and a book that “deserves to become a classic.” Ridenour is also a producer of Krampus events in Los Angeles, an artist and mask-maker, and host of the folk-horror podcast, Bone and Sickle. Read more

  • NT Live: Present Laughter

    Wednesday 18th December

    Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

    Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness. Read more

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Wednesday 18th December

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens the first part of the latest Star Wars trilogy.

    30 years after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Defected stormtrooper Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker. Read more

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Wednesday 18th December

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Part two of the latest Star Wars trilogy continuing the story on from The Force Awakens. Read more

  • Behind The Screens Tour

    Coming soon

    Get a 'behind the screens' tour of the UK's oldest working cinema and find out about the building's fascinating history, stretching from 1909 to the present day. Read more