The Electric

What's On

  • Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

    Until Thu 7th Aug

    Earth's dominant species is decided in this gripping Planet Of the Apes sequel, as a growing nation of genetically evolved apes is threatened by the remaining human survivors of a deadly virus. Read more

  • Some Like It Hot

    Until Thu 31st July

    Billy Wilder's classic Hollywood comedy is back on the big screen, starring Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis as two jazz musicians who dress up as women to escape the mob. Read more

  • The Innocents

    Fri 25th to Thu 31st July

    Jack Clayton's spine-chilling adaptation of the Henry James novella The Turn Of The Screw, starring Deborah Kerr as a Victorian governess convinced her young charges are possessed. Read more

  • Shock & Gore short film showcase

    Tue 29th July

    Catch the best of the international horror and fantasy shorts entered into this year's Shock & Gore festival, plus a screening of 3 Sides Of The Coin from The Electric Cinema's own Tom Lawes. Read more

  • Brimstone & Treacle + intro

    Tue 29th July

    One of Dennis Potter's most disturbing screenplays receives a rare public screening, the controversial tale of a devilish stranger (Michael Kitchen) inveigling his way into a traumatised suburban household for his own mysterious ends. Read more

  • Threads + live score from Stems

    Wed 30th July

    A very special screening of the acclaimed BBC nuclear war drama Threads about the onset of World War III, with key sequences accompanied by live music from Yorkshire art rock group Stems. Read more

  • Film Food Club presents Harold & Maude

    Wed 30th & Thu 31st Jul - SOLD OUT!

    Join us for an evening of film, food and funerals as we screen the 1971 dark comedy Harold & Maude, accompanied by a selection of specially created sweet and savoury edibles eaten at particular moments during the film. Read more

  • Dr. Karen Oughton: Crucifixes, Cadavers & Demons

    Thu 31st July

    Horror expert Dr. Karen Oughton guides her audience through a number of classic horror films in search of the Devil himself, complete with theatrics, film analysis and a touch of silliness. Read more

  • Guardians Of The Galaxy

    Thu 31st Jul to Thu 14th Aug

    Forget The Avengers. The Marvel Universe is about to get a shake-up thanks to the Guardians Of The Galaxy, director James Gunn's intergalactic adventure starring a walking tree and a talking raccoon. Read more

  • Boyhood

    Fri 1st to Thu 7th Aug

    Richard Linklater's extraordinary new film was filmed over a 12 year period with exactly the same cast, following the ups and downs of a young boy's childhood and adolescence. Read more

  • Oxjam Poetry Slam Final

    Fri 1st Aug

    See the final of the 2014 Oxjam Poetry Slam live here at The Electric, featuring performances from ten poets and the judges themselves all in aid of the Oxjam charity. Read more

  • Monty Python Live (Mostly)

    Sun 3rd & Thu 14th Aug

    Cleese. Idle. Palin. Gilliam. Jones. The dead one. Monty Python fly again for the re-union that only their bank managers ever thought would happen, broadcast live to The Electric from the 02 in London. Read more

  • Svengali + Alan McGee Q&A

    Tue 5th Aug

    A postman from Wales looks to hit the heights of the music biz in this cameo-packed British comedy, the screening followed by a Q&A with former Creation Records boss Alan McGee, who nurtured the careers of Oasis and Primal Scream and whose story inspired the film. Read more

  • Joe


    Fri 8th to Thu 14th Aug

    Nicolas Cage reminds everybody what a great actor he can be with his turn as a hot tempered ex con in David Gordon Green's gritty new film. Read more

  • Finding Vivian Maier

    Fri 8th to Thu 14th Aug

    The real-life story of a mysterious nanny named Vivian Maier who left behind over 100,000 photographs, posthumously earning her the title of one of the greatest street photographers ever. Read more

  • The Congress

    Fri 15th to Thu 21st Aug

    House Of Cards star Robin Wright plays a version of herself in Ari Folman's majestic blend of live action and animation, depicting a future where actresses are scanned into computers and kept young forever. Read more

  • God's Pocket

    Fri 15th to Thu 21st Aug

    Philip Seymour Hoffman gives one of his final performances in this darkly comic crime drama, directed by Mad Men star John Slattery. Read more

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

    Wed 3rd Sep

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

  • Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

    Wed 3rd Sep

    Together less than four years, cult rock band Big Star flirted with mainstream success but never hit the big time. Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is the full, unadulterated story of a group who might not have had commercial success, but who left a long and lasting musical legacy. Read more

  • NT Live: Medea

    Thu 4th Sep

    Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy in a new version directed by Carrie Cracknell, featuring music from Goldfrapp. Read more

  • Moon

    Thu 11th Sep

    Sam Rockwell gives a career best performance in Duncan Jones's cult space mystery, screening as part of the 2014 British Science Festival. Read more

  • NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire

    Tue 16th & Sun 21st Sep

    Gillian Anderson stars as Blanche DuBois in this critically acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece, which also happens to be the fastest selling show in the Young Vic's history. Read more

  • 20,000 Days On Earth + live satellite event with Nick Cave

    Wed 17th Sep - SOLD OUT!

    Delve into the artistic processes of cult musician Nick Cave with this dreamlike docudrama, followed by a live satellite event featuring Cave and special guests. Read more

  • Billy Elliott The Musical: Live

    Sun 28th Sep

    Live from London’s West End, this special broadcast performance brings multi-award-winning Billy Elliot The Musical to cinemas for the very first time. Read more

  • Stephen Fry Live: More Fool Me

    Wed 1st Oct

    A rare chance to see comedian, actor, presenter and writer Stephen Fry on stage dishing out anecdotes and pithy wisdom live via satellite from the Royal Festival Hall to mark the publication of his new book More Fool Me. Read more

  • NT Live: JOHN

    Tue 9th Dec

    DV8 Physical Theatre's new production JOHN authentically depicts real-life adult stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience. Read more

  • NT Live: Treasure Island

    Thu 22nd Jan & Wed 18th Feb

    Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to vivid life in a new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre. Read more