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Today's Screenings

  • David Brent: Life On The Road

    Until Thu 1st Sep

    Join Ricky Gervais' most famous creation as clueless dreamer David Brent takes one last shot at fame and fortune in this hilarious new mockumentary. Read more

  • Wiener-Dog

    Until Thu 25th Aug

    Director Todd Solondz returns with another darkly funny feature, this time centred around the many dysfunctional owners of a sausage dog. Read more

  • Suicide Squad

    Until Thu 25th Aug

    Forget superheroes. It's all about the supervillains in David Ayer's comic book adventure, uniting the likes of Will Smith's Deadshot and Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn for a secret government ops mission. Read more

Next 7 Days

  • David Brent: Life On The Road

    Until Thu 1st Sep

    Join Ricky Gervais' most famous creation as clueless dreamer David Brent takes one last shot at fame and fortune in this hilarious new mockumentary. Read more

  • Wiener-Dog

    Until Thu 25th Aug

    Director Todd Solondz returns with another darkly funny feature, this time centred around the many dysfunctional owners of a sausage dog. Read more

  • Suicide Squad

    Until Thu 25th Aug

    Forget superheroes. It's all about the supervillains in David Ayer's comic book adventure, uniting the likes of Will Smith's Deadshot and Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn for a secret government ops mission. Read more

  • Barry Lyndon

    Thu 25th & Sat 27th Aug

    Ryan O'Neal stars in Stanley Kubrick's lustrous period drama about the exploits of an 18th century Irish adventurer, newly released by the BFI. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Dirty Dancing

    Thu 25th Aug

    Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey dance up a storm in the cult 80s hit about a young woman's love affair with her dance instructor. Read more

  • Julieta

    Fri 26th Aug to Thu 1st 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

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Brazil Director's Cut

    Fri 26th Aug

    Terry Gilliam's fantastical satire of bureaucracy gone mad, screening in its 142 minute director's cut. Read more

  • The Room

    Fri 26th Aug

    A late night screening of Tommy Wiseau's cult disasterpiece, complete with raucous audience interaction. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: The Fly

    Fri 26th Aug

    David Cronenberg's acclaimed 1986 body horror, starring Jeff Goldbum as a scientist slowly mutating into a gigantic insect. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Stand By Me

    Sat 27th Aug

    Based on Stephen King\'s short story, Stand By Me is a quintessential coming-of-age tale which follows four boys as they search for the body of a missing teenager on a hazy summer\'s day. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: The Breakfast Club

    Sun 28th & Mon 29th Aug

    John Hughes encapsulates a teenager's stormy adolescence in his hugely enjoyable 1985 teen comedy The Breakfast Club. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Ran

    Sun 28th Aug

    The final masterpiece from legendary Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, Ran is his epic meditation on Shakespeare’s King Lear crossed with the history of Japan’s 16th century Civil Wars. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: This Is Spinal Tap

    Sun 28th Aug

    Michael McKean, Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest deliver the ultimate rock'n'roll mockumentary with the instantly quotable This Is Spinal Tap. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

    Mon 29th Aug

    A gentle alien finds himself stranded on Earth in Steven Spielberg's charming 1982 family adventure E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: The Lost Boys

    Mon 29th Aug

    The hit 1980s teen horror about a pair of comic book shop clerks tasked with saving their small Californian town from a pack of bloodsuckers led by Kiefer Sutherland. Read more

All Films & Events

  • David Brent: Life On The Road

    Until Thu 1st Sep

    Join Ricky Gervais' most famous creation as clueless dreamer David Brent takes one last shot at fame and fortune in this hilarious new mockumentary. Read more

  • Wiener-Dog

    Until Thu 25th Aug

    Director Todd Solondz returns with another darkly funny feature, this time centred around the many dysfunctional owners of a sausage dog. Read more

  • Suicide Squad

    Until Thu 25th Aug

    Forget superheroes. It's all about the supervillains in David Ayer's comic book adventure, uniting the likes of Will Smith's Deadshot and Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn for a secret government ops mission. Read more

  • Barry Lyndon

    Thu 25th & Sat 27th Aug

    Ryan O'Neal stars in Stanley Kubrick's lustrous period drama about the exploits of an 18th century Irish adventurer, newly released by the BFI. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Dirty Dancing

    Thu 25th Aug

    Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey dance up a storm in the cult 80s hit about a young woman's love affair with her dance instructor. Read more

  • Julieta

    Fri 26th Aug to Thu 1st 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

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Brazil Director's Cut

    Fri 26th Aug

    Terry Gilliam's fantastical satire of bureaucracy gone mad, screening in its 142 minute director's cut. Read more

  • The Room

    Fri 26th Aug

    A late night screening of Tommy Wiseau's cult disasterpiece, complete with raucous audience interaction. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: The Fly

    Fri 26th Aug

    David Cronenberg's acclaimed 1986 body horror, starring Jeff Goldbum as a scientist slowly mutating into a gigantic insect. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Stand By Me

    Sat 27th Aug

    Based on Stephen King\'s short story, Stand By Me is a quintessential coming-of-age tale which follows four boys as they search for the body of a missing teenager on a hazy summer\'s day. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: The Breakfast Club

    Sun 28th & Mon 29th Aug

    John Hughes encapsulates a teenager's stormy adolescence in his hugely enjoyable 1985 teen comedy The Breakfast Club. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Ran

    Sun 28th Aug

    The final masterpiece from legendary Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, Ran is his epic meditation on Shakespeare’s King Lear crossed with the history of Japan’s 16th century Civil Wars. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: This Is Spinal Tap

    Sun 28th Aug

    Michael McKean, Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest deliver the ultimate rock'n'roll mockumentary with the instantly quotable This Is Spinal Tap. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

    Mon 29th Aug

    A gentle alien finds himself stranded on Earth in Steven Spielberg's charming 1982 family adventure E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: The Lost Boys

    Mon 29th Aug

    The hit 1980s teen horror about a pair of comic book shop clerks tasked with saving their small Californian town from a pack of bloodsuckers led by Kiefer Sutherland. Read more

  • Suede - Night Thoughts + Band Q&A

    Wed 31st Aug - SOLD OUT!

    A one night only screening of the new film accompanying Suede's most recent album Night Thoughts, followed by an onstage Q&A with members of the band. Read more

  • NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea

    Thu 1st Sep

    Helen McCrory returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Read more

  • Cafe Society

    Fri 2nd to Thu 8th Sep

    Woody Allen returns with this charming 1930s romantic comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg as a writer who flees the Bronx for the bright lights of Hollywood. Read more

  • The Shallows

    Fri 2nd to Thu 8th Sep

    One injured surfer. One great white shark. One nail-biting ride as Jaume Collet-Sera crafts a lean and mean thriller about one woman's desperate fight for survival. Read more

  • Tickled

    Sat 3rd Sep

    Reporter David Farrier delves into the bizarre world of endurance tickling in this acclaimed documentary, one which begins as a wild caper but soon develops into something much more sinister. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Sun 4th Sep

    Matthew Broderick pulls a sickie and has a day to remember alongside his best pal (Alan Ruck) in John Hughes's raucous 1986 comedy. Read more

  • Gary Numan: Android In La La Land + director Q&A

    Tue 6th Sep

    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

  • One More Time With Feeling

    Thu 8th & Sat 10th Sep

    A unique cinema event directed by Andrew Dominik, One More Time With Feeling delves into the tragic backdrop of the writing and recording of Skeleton Key, the sixteenth studio album from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Read more

  • Captain Fantastic

    Fri 9th to Thu 15th Sep

    Viggo Mortensen is on fine form as the father of six children brought up with no technology or concept of the outside world who are forced to enter society when their mother passes away. Read more

  • Hell Or High Water

    Fri 9th to Thu 14th Sep

    Jeff Bridges' gruff Texas Ranger is on the tail of two bank robbing brothers (Ben Foster & Chris Pine) in this thrilling drama from Sicario writer Taylor Sheridan. Read more

  • The Childhood Of A Leader

    Sat 10th Sep

    A child's angelic face conceals a budding sociopath in the audacious feature debut from actor Brady Corbet. Read more

  • Scalarama: Hawk Jones

    Wed 14th Sep

    An all child cast (average age of 8) play cops and robbers in this bizarre 1986 curio, screening as part of the nationwide Scalarama festival. Read more

  • The Beatles: Eight Days A Week

    Thu 15th Sep

    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 screens the same night as the world premiere in London, including live footage from the red carpet. Read more

  • Bridget Jones's Baby

    Fri 16th to Thu 29th Sep

    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

  • Screening Rights Festival presents Chicken + director Q&A

    Sun 18th Sep

    A heart-wrenching British drama about a fifteen-year-old boy with learning difficulties, followed by a Q&A with director Joe Stephenson. Read more

  • Akira

    Wed 21st Sep

    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

  • NT Live: The Threepenny Opera

    Thu 22nd Sep

    A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical starring Rory Kinnear, broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. Read more

  • The Girl With All The Gifts

    From late Sep

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

  • Hunt For The Wilderpeople

    From Fri 30th Sep

    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

  • The Man Who Fell To Earth

    Sat 1st & Thu 6th 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

  • The Girl On The Train

    From Fri 7th 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

  • War On Everyone

    From Fri 7th Oct

    Writer-director John Michael McDonagh (The Guard, Calvary) returns with a foul mouthed, morally reprehensible, pitch black comedy about two corrupt cops who blackmail the wrong criminal. 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Cinematic Time Machine

Live Theatre screenings

Cult Films

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Brazil Director's Cut

    Fri 26th Aug

    Terry Gilliam's fantastical satire of bureaucracy gone mad, screening in its 142 minute director's cut. Read more

  • The Room

    Fri 26th Aug

    A late night screening of Tommy Wiseau's cult disasterpiece, complete with raucous audience interaction. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: This Is Spinal Tap

    Sun 28th Aug

    Michael McKean, Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest deliver the ultimate rock'n'roll mockumentary with the instantly quotable This Is Spinal Tap. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: The Lost Boys

    Mon 29th Aug

    The hit 1980s teen horror about a pair of comic book shop clerks tasked with saving their small Californian town from a pack of bloodsuckers led by Kiefer Sutherland. Read more

  • Scalarama: Hawk Jones

    Wed 14th Sep

    An all child cast (average age of 8) play cops and robbers in this bizarre 1986 curio, screening as part of the nationwide Scalarama festival. Read more

  • Akira

    Wed 21st Sep

    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

  • The Man Who Fell To Earth

    Sat 1st & Thu 6th 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

Special Events & Screenings

  • Suede - Night Thoughts + Band Q&A

    Wed 31st Aug - SOLD OUT!

    A one night only screening of the new film accompanying Suede's most recent album Night Thoughts, followed by an onstage Q&A with members of the band. Read more

  • Gary Numan: Android In La La Land + director Q&A

    Tue 6th Sep

    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

  • One More Time With Feeling

    Thu 8th & Sat 10th Sep

    A unique cinema event directed by Andrew Dominik, One More Time With Feeling delves into the tragic backdrop of the writing and recording of Skeleton Key, the sixteenth studio album from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Read more

  • Scalarama: Hawk Jones

    Wed 14th Sep

    An all child cast (average age of 8) play cops and robbers in this bizarre 1986 curio, screening as part of the nationwide Scalarama festival. Read more

  • The Beatles: Eight Days A Week

    Thu 15th Sep

    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 screens the same night as the world premiere in London, including live footage from the red carpet. Read more

  • Screening Rights Festival presents Chicken + director Q&A

    Sun 18th Sep

    A heart-wrenching British drama about a fifteen-year-old boy with learning difficulties, followed by a Q&A with director Joe Stephenson. Read more

  • Akira

    Wed 21st Sep

    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

  • 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 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

  • 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

Coming Soon

  • The Girl With All The Gifts

    From late Sep

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

  • Hunt For The Wilderpeople

    From Fri 30th Sep

    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

  • The Girl On The Train

    From Fri 7th 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

  • War On Everyone

    From Fri 7th Oct

    Writer-director John Michael McDonagh (The Guard, Calvary) returns with a foul mouthed, morally reprehensible, pitch black comedy about two corrupt cops who blackmail the wrong criminal. Read more