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  • Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

    Thu 17th to Thu 31st July

    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

  • Boyhood

    Fri 18th to Thu 24th July

    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

  • Monty Python Live (Mostly)

    Thu 24th Jul to 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

  • Some Like It Hot

    Fri 25th to 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

  • Cult Film Friday presents R.O.T.O.R.

    Fri 25th July

    Fancy watching a film about a killer robot cop who can be stopped by using a car horn? And where the final battle takes place in a small rowing boat? Well, you’re in luck, as we screen late 80s bad film favourite R.O.T.O.R., complete with live commentary from the Shock & Gore team. Read more

  • the owls are not what they seem: thgin hcnyL divaD

    Fri 25th July - SOLD OUT!

    Grab yourself a slice of cherry pie and follow us into the dreamlike world of David Lynch with a screening of his 2001 feature Mulholland Drive and a celebration of his seminal TV series Twin Peaks. Read more

  • Cronos

    Fri 25th July

    Guillermo del Toro presents his own unique take on the vampire myth with Cronos, weaving a tale of obsession centred around a mysterious, clockwork scarab which houses a blood-sucking insect. Read more

  • The Devil Rides Out

    Sat 26th & Sun 27th July

    Christopher Lee is on the side of the angels for once in Terence Fisher's atmospheric occult drama The Devil Rides Out, playing a duke trying to protect the son of an old friend from Satanic forces. Read more

  • Eyes Without A Face + intro

    Sat 26th July

    Horror is beauty in this 1960 French masterpiece from Georges Franju about a crazed surgeon desperate to repair his daughter's disfigured face, screening from a rare 35mm print and introduced by author Jon Towlson. Read more

  • Escape From Tomorrow

    Sat 26th July

    The film Disney doesn't want you to see, Escape From Tomorrow is a surreal anti-capitalist nightmare about a stressed father's mental collapse at the happiest place on Earth. Read more

  • Killers

    Sat 26th July

    Two men begin a sadistic online competition in this intense serial killer thriller, directed by cult Indonesian film-makers the Mo Brothers (Timo Tjhajanto and Kimo Stamboel) and produced by The Raid's Gareth Evans. Read more

  • Shock & Gore All-Nighter presents Alien: The Director's Cut

    Sat 26th July

    Join us for the annual Shock & Gore all-nighter, this year featuring a screening one of the biggest ever breakout horror hits – the director’s cut of 1979 feature Alien, screening in tribute to the late H. R. Giger, designer of the iconic xenomorph.
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  • Shock & Gore All-Nighter presents The Lost Boys

    Sat 26th July

    Join us for the annual Shock & Gore all-nighter, this year featuring a screening of cult 80s horror classic The Lost Boys, starring Kiefer Sutherland as the leader of a pack of hedonistic vampires looking to party into eternity. Read more

  • NT Live: Skylight

    Sun 27th July

    Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan star in Stephen Daldry's hugely anticipated production of David Hare's Skylight, about a schoolteacher and her former lover trying to rekindle their once passionate relationship. Read more

  • Queer Eye For The Dead Guy: A Brief History Of LGBT Horror

    Sun 27th July

    Join the BFI’s Michael Blyth for a revisionist history of the horror genre as seen through a queer lens, lavishly illustrated throughout with clips and images from the camp excesses of 1930s monster movies to the homoerotic romps of the 1980s. Read more

  • Viva VHS! presents Nightmare Maker

    Sun 27th July

    VHS aficianado Dale Lloyd introduces a videotape screening of one of the most baffling slashers of the 1980s, initially banned in the UK and more offensive for its rampant homophobia than the amount of violence on screen. Read more

  • I Am Divine

    Sun 27th & Mon 28th July

    Pay homage to the queen of shock with this trash-tastic documentary about drag superstar Divine, whose work with director John Waters helped revolutionize pop culture. Read more

  • The Found Footage Festival: Volume 7

    Mon 28th July

    The Found Footage Festival returns this July, curators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher taking audiences on a guided tour of their latest and greatest VHS finds, providing live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on the people in these videotaped obscurities. 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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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