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Today's Screenings

  • Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

    Fri 1st to Thu 14th July

    Sweetie darling, you really must join Patsy and Edina for their big screen debut, which sees the PR mavens fleeing abroad when they accidentally kill Kate Moss. Read more

  • Independence Day: Resurgence

    Fri 1st to Thu 7th July

    We always knew they were coming back. Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman return to fight off alien invaders in this globe trashing sequel. Read more

  • An Absolutely Fabulous Charity Auction Gala, Sweetie Darling!

    Fri 1st July - SOLD OUT!

    Join us for a very special night of absolutely fabulous entertainment as we host a charity gala auction in aid of Acorns Children's Hospice followed by a screening of the new Ab Fab movie.

    Dress in your best black tie or retro designer togs, grab a bottle of Bolly from the bar and prepare to bid for a number of exclusive items provided by the likes of Birmingham Hippodrome, Hotel Du Vin, Selfridges and 20th Century Fox. Read more

Next 7 Days

  • Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

    Fri 1st to Thu 14th July

    Sweetie darling, you really must join Patsy and Edina for their big screen debut, which sees the PR mavens fleeing abroad when they accidentally kill Kate Moss. Read more

  • Independence Day: Resurgence

    Fri 1st to Thu 7th July

    We always knew they were coming back. Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman return to fight off alien invaders in this globe trashing sequel. Read more

  • An Absolutely Fabulous Charity Auction Gala, Sweetie Darling!

    Fri 1st July - SOLD OUT!

    Join us for a very special night of absolutely fabulous entertainment as we host a charity gala auction in aid of Acorns Children's Hospice followed by a screening of the new Ab Fab movie.

    Dress in your best black tie or retro designer togs, grab a bottle of Bolly from the bar and prepare to bid for a number of exclusive items provided by the likes of Birmingham Hippodrome, Hotel Du Vin, Selfridges and 20th Century Fox. Read more

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Sat 2nd to Wed 6th July

    Based on the Diana Wynne Jones novel, Miyazaki's 2004 animated wonder sees a young girl swept off her feet by a mysterious wizard named Howl. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Badlands

    Sun 3rd July

    Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek blaze a trail of violence across the American heartlands in director Terrence Malick's debut feature. Read more

  • Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo & Juliet

    Thu 7th Jul - SOLD OUT!

    The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's debut season continues with Shakespeare's tragic romance, starring Richard Madden and Lily James. Read more

All Films & Events

  • Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

    Fri 1st to Thu 14th July

    Sweetie darling, you really must join Patsy and Edina for their big screen debut, which sees the PR mavens fleeing abroad when they accidentally kill Kate Moss. Read more

  • Independence Day: Resurgence

    Fri 1st to Thu 7th July

    We always knew they were coming back. Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman return to fight off alien invaders in this globe trashing sequel. Read more

  • An Absolutely Fabulous Charity Auction Gala, Sweetie Darling!

    Fri 1st July - SOLD OUT!

    Join us for a very special night of absolutely fabulous entertainment as we host a charity gala auction in aid of Acorns Children's Hospice followed by a screening of the new Ab Fab movie.

    Dress in your best black tie or retro designer togs, grab a bottle of Bolly from the bar and prepare to bid for a number of exclusive items provided by the likes of Birmingham Hippodrome, Hotel Du Vin, Selfridges and 20th Century Fox. Read more

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Sat 2nd to Wed 6th July

    Based on the Diana Wynne Jones novel, Miyazaki's 2004 animated wonder sees a young girl swept off her feet by a mysterious wizard named Howl. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Badlands

    Sun 3rd July

    Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek blaze a trail of violence across the American heartlands in director Terrence Malick's debut feature. Read more

  • Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo & Juliet

    Thu 7th Jul - SOLD OUT!

    The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's debut season continues with Shakespeare's tragic romance, starring Richard Madden and Lily James. Read more

  • The Neon Demon

    Fri 8th to Thu 14th July

    Director Nicolas Winding Refn delivers another exquisite nightmare with this vicious story of an aspiring model (Elle Fanning) thrown into the horrors of the Los Angeles modelling industry. Read more

  • Shock & Gore launch night: The Shining at Highbury Hall

    Fri 8th July

    Don't be a dull boy, come and join us at Highbury Hall for two very special screenings of Stanley Kubrick's terrifying masterpiece The Shining. Read more

  • Ponyo

    Sun 10th July

    Another magical Studio Ghibli adventure about a five-year-old boy and his relationship with Ponyo, a goldfish princess who longs to become a human. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Dog Day Afternoon

    Tue 12th July

    Al Pacino's unprepared bank robber gets in way over his head in Sidney Lumet's Oscar winning 1975 drama. Read more

  • David Bowie is

    Thu 14th July

    Take a journey through the V&A Museum's history making David Bowie exhibition in this fascinating film that explores the music, videos, costumes and diary entries of one of the most influential rock artists of all time. Read more

  • Ghostbusters

    Fri 15th to Thu 28th July

    Who ya gonna call? Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy and Leslie Jones, that's who. Read more

  • Night Of The Demon

    Fri 15th to Thu 21st July

    Jacques Tourneur's subtlety effective 1950s horror stars Dana Andrews as a rational scientist who comes to believe he's been cursed. Read more

  • Kill Me Please

    Fri 15th July

    A privileged Brazilian teenager becomes obsessed with a series of brutal murders in director Anita Rocha da Silveira's arresting debut feature. Read more

  • Closet Monster

    Fri 15th July

    A young man faces up to the fear of accepting his sexuality with the help of a talking hamster in Stephen Dunn's gutsy new film. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Deep Red

    Fri 15th July

    Arguably the greatest giallo ever made, Dario Argento's masterful Deep Red (Profondo Rosso) sees a musician caught up in a web of murder and mystery when he witnesses a brutal axe murder. Read more

  • Manhunter: 30th Anniversary

    Fri 15th July

    Michael Mann's forensic thriller is a masterpiece of tension and screen composition, featuring an unforgettable performance from Tom Noonan as serial killer The Tooth Fairy. Read more

  • Fear Itself + director Q&A

    Sat 16th July

    Constructed from a carefully chosen selection of cinema’s most heart-stopping moments, Charlie Lyne’s fascinating film explores how filmmakers scare us – and why we let them. Read more

  • The Craft + Charlie Lyne intro

    Sat 16th July

    Part of the 90s teen horror boom, this 20th anniversary screening of The Craft will be introduced by teen movie obsessive and Beyond Clueless director Charlie Lyne. Read more

  • Lights Out

    Sat 16th July

    A special preview screening of the new spine tingling chiller Lights Out, produced by James Wan and starring Teresa Palmer as a woman terrorised by a childhood nightmare. Read more

  • 90s Horror Party Night: Scream

    Sat 16th July

    Celebrate 90s horror with our annual Shock & Gore party night, complete with a screening of Wes Craven's game-changing meta slasher Scream. Read more

  • 90s Horror Party Night: The Crow

    Sat 16th July

    Celebrate 90s horror with our annual Shock & Gore party night, complete with a screening of cult Gothic horror The Crow. Read more

  • Don't Look Now

    Sun 17th July

    Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie star in Nicolas Roeg's exceptional supernatural drama about a couple trying to recover from the recent loss of their daughter. Read more

  • The Wind Rises

    Sun 17th July

    Hayao Miyazaki's final wistful film profiles Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: The Passenger

    Sun 17th July

    Jack Nicholson's jaded journalist steals a dead man's identity in Michelangelo Antonioni's unique blend of arthouse drama and mainstream thriller. Read more

  • Billy The Kid & The Green Baize Vampire

    Sun 17th July

    A very rare screening of one of the most unlikely items on director Alan Clarke's CV, namely a musical about a snooker playing vampire. Read more

  • Queen Of Earth

    Sun 17th July

    Elisabeth Moss falls into a downward spiral of delusion and madness in writer-director Alex Ross Perry's gripping new film. Read more

  • Angel Heart

    Mon 18th July

    Alan Parker's stylish 1987 horror sees Mickey Rourke's detective mired in a devilish situation when he's hired to trace a missing singer. Read more

  • The Hunger

    Mon 18th July

    Tony Scott's seductive 1980s feature blends erotic horror with European arthouse, complete with a memorably eccentric performance from David Bowie. Read more

  • Shock & Gore 2016 short film showcase

    Tue 19th July

    Another collection of wonderfully weird short films from across the globe as part of this year's Shock & Gore horror and fantasy festival. Read more

  • Conjurer's Kitchen presents Harold & Maude

    Tue 19th July

    Conjurer's Kitchen return with another collection of specially designed treats, this time themed to Hal Ashby's morbidly romantic 1971 film Harold & Maude. Read more

  • Shock & Gore 2016 feature film winner

    Wed 20th July

    Which of the many films entered into this year's Shock & Gore festival by both established and first-time directors will win the top prize? The winner screens Wednesday 20th July at 6pm. Read more

  • Birmingham Ghost Tour + M.R. James Stories

    Wed 20th July

    The Birmingham Ghost Walk team take our audience on a haunted tour across the city, followed by some spooky screenings at The Electric Cinema. Read more

  • The Greasy Strangler

    Thu 21st July

    Bizarre. Disgusting. Appalling. Shocking. Just a few words that have been applied to Jim Hisking's insane debut feature The Greasy Strangler, screening during Shock & Gore 2016 months before its official release. Read more

  • Trash Film Night presents The Howling II: Your Sister's A Werewolf

    Thu 21st July

    Experience the mind-bogglingly awful Howling II: Your Sister's A Werewolf, complete with live commentary from Trash Film Night hosts Luke and David. Read more

  • Star Trek: Beyond

    Fri 22nd to Thu 28th July

    Star Trek celebrates fifty years with a new big screen adventure, Chris Pine's Captain Kirk and his interpid Enterprise crew facing off against a new alien race led by Idris Elba's vicious warlord Krall. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Enter The Dragon

    Sun 24th July

    Bruce Lee cemented his legendary status with this fast and furious 1973 martial arts movie, the last film he completed before his untimely death. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Jaws

    Sun 24th & Sun 31st July

    It's not safe to go into the water this July as Steven Spielberg's killer shark classic returns to our screens. Read more

  • The Tale Of Princess Kaguya

    Sun 24th July

    Studio Ghibli's co-founder Isao Takahata presents an exquisitely animated fable about a tiny girl found inside a stalk of bamboo. Read more

  • Almeida Live: Richard III

    Tue 26th July

    The Almeida Theatre makes its live screening debut with an explosive new adaptation of Richard III, starring Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare’s most notorious villain. Read more

  • Jason Bourne

    Fri 29th July to Thu 11th Aug

    Matt Damon is back as Jason Bourne and Paul Greengrass returns to the director's chair for a another hi-octane thrill ride to rival Bond. Read more

  • Brendon Burns & Colt Cabana Do Commentary & Comedy To Bad Wrestling Matches

    Mon 1st Aug

    The world's number one indie wrestler joins the world's number eight cult comedian for a night of live comedy mocking dreadful wrestling matches. Read more

  • Suicide Squad

    From Fri 5th Aug

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

  • Film Food Club presents Mr. Turner with Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

    Sun 7th Aug

    Join us for a screening of Mike Leigh's masterful Mr. Turner at The Electric, following by an exclusive after hours visit to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery including a drinks reception, buffet dinner, live classical music and an introduction to the works of Turner from the museum's own Fine Art Curator. Read more

  • Julieta

    From late Aug

    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

  • 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

  • One More Time With Feeling

    Thu 8th Sep

    A unique one night only event directed by Andrew Dominik, One More Time With Feeling will be the first opportunity anyone will have to hear Skeleton Tree, the sixteenth studio album from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Studio Ghibli Forever

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Sat 2nd to Wed 6th July

    Based on the Diana Wynne Jones novel, Miyazaki's 2004 animated wonder sees a young girl swept off her feet by a mysterious wizard named Howl. Read more

  • Ponyo

    Sun 10th July

    Another magical Studio Ghibli adventure about a five-year-old boy and his relationship with Ponyo, a goldfish princess who longs to become a human. Read more

  • The Wind Rises

    Sun 17th July

    Hayao Miyazaki's final wistful film profiles Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. Read more

  • The Tale Of Princess Kaguya

    Sun 24th July

    Studio Ghibli's co-founder Isao Takahata presents an exquisitely animated fable about a tiny girl found inside a stalk of bamboo. Read more

Live Theatre screenings

Shock & Gore

  • The Neon Demon

    Fri 8th to Thu 14th July

    Director Nicolas Winding Refn delivers another exquisite nightmare with this vicious story of an aspiring model (Elle Fanning) thrown into the horrors of the Los Angeles modelling industry. Read more

  • Shock & Gore launch night: The Shining at Highbury Hall

    Fri 8th July

    Don't be a dull boy, come and join us at Highbury Hall for two very special screenings of Stanley Kubrick's terrifying masterpiece The Shining. Read more

  • Ghostbusters

    Fri 15th to Thu 28th July

    Who ya gonna call? Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy and Leslie Jones, that's who. Read more

  • Night Of The Demon

    Fri 15th to Thu 21st July

    Jacques Tourneur's subtlety effective 1950s horror stars Dana Andrews as a rational scientist who comes to believe he's been cursed. Read more

  • Kill Me Please

    Fri 15th July

    A privileged Brazilian teenager becomes obsessed with a series of brutal murders in director Anita Rocha da Silveira's arresting debut feature. Read more

  • Closet Monster

    Fri 15th July

    A young man faces up to the fear of accepting his sexuality with the help of a talking hamster in Stephen Dunn's gutsy new film. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Deep Red

    Fri 15th July

    Arguably the greatest giallo ever made, Dario Argento's masterful Deep Red (Profondo Rosso) sees a musician caught up in a web of murder and mystery when he witnesses a brutal axe murder. Read more

  • Manhunter: 30th Anniversary

    Fri 15th July

    Michael Mann's forensic thriller is a masterpiece of tension and screen composition, featuring an unforgettable performance from Tom Noonan as serial killer The Tooth Fairy. Read more

  • Fear Itself + director Q&A

    Sat 16th July

    Constructed from a carefully chosen selection of cinema’s most heart-stopping moments, Charlie Lyne’s fascinating film explores how filmmakers scare us – and why we let them. Read more

  • The Craft + Charlie Lyne intro

    Sat 16th July

    Part of the 90s teen horror boom, this 20th anniversary screening of The Craft will be introduced by teen movie obsessive and Beyond Clueless director Charlie Lyne. Read more

  • Lights Out

    Sat 16th July

    A special preview screening of the new spine tingling chiller Lights Out, produced by James Wan and starring Teresa Palmer as a woman terrorised by a childhood nightmare. Read more

  • 90s Horror Party Night: Scream

    Sat 16th July

    Celebrate 90s horror with our annual Shock & Gore party night, complete with a screening of Wes Craven's game-changing meta slasher Scream. Read more

  • 90s Horror Party Night: The Crow

    Sat 16th July

    Celebrate 90s horror with our annual Shock & Gore party night, complete with a screening of cult Gothic horror The Crow. Read more

  • Don't Look Now

    Sun 17th July

    Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie star in Nicolas Roeg's exceptional supernatural drama about a couple trying to recover from the recent loss of their daughter. Read more

  • Billy The Kid & The Green Baize Vampire

    Sun 17th July

    A very rare screening of one of the most unlikely items on director Alan Clarke's CV, namely a musical about a snooker playing vampire. Read more

  • Queen Of Earth

    Sun 17th July

    Elisabeth Moss falls into a downward spiral of delusion and madness in writer-director Alex Ross Perry's gripping new film. Read more

  • Angel Heart

    Mon 18th July

    Alan Parker's stylish 1987 horror sees Mickey Rourke's detective mired in a devilish situation when he's hired to trace a missing singer. Read more

  • The Hunger

    Mon 18th July

    Tony Scott's seductive 1980s feature blends erotic horror with European arthouse, complete with a memorably eccentric performance from David Bowie. Read more

  • Shock & Gore 2016 short film showcase

    Tue 19th July

    Another collection of wonderfully weird short films from across the globe as part of this year's Shock & Gore horror and fantasy festival. Read more

  • Conjurer's Kitchen presents Harold & Maude

    Tue 19th July

    Conjurer's Kitchen return with another collection of specially designed treats, this time themed to Hal Ashby's morbidly romantic 1971 film Harold & Maude. Read more

  • Shock & Gore 2016 feature film winner

    Wed 20th July

    Which of the many films entered into this year's Shock & Gore festival by both established and first-time directors will win the top prize? The winner screens Wednesday 20th July at 6pm. Read more

  • Birmingham Ghost Tour + M.R. James Stories

    Wed 20th July

    The Birmingham Ghost Walk team take our audience on a haunted tour across the city, followed by some spooky screenings at The Electric Cinema. Read more

  • The Greasy Strangler

    Thu 21st July

    Bizarre. Disgusting. Appalling. Shocking. Just a few words that have been applied to Jim Hisking's insane debut feature The Greasy Strangler, screening during Shock & Gore 2016 months before its official release. Read more

  • Trash Film Night presents The Howling II: Your Sister's A Werewolf

    Thu 21st July

    Experience the mind-bogglingly awful Howling II: Your Sister's A Werewolf, complete with live commentary from Trash Film Night hosts Luke and David. Read more

Cult Films

  • Manhunter: 30th Anniversary

    Fri 15th July

    Michael Mann's forensic thriller is a masterpiece of tension and screen composition, featuring an unforgettable performance from Tom Noonan as serial killer The Tooth Fairy. Read more

  • The Craft + Charlie Lyne intro

    Sat 16th July

    Part of the 90s teen horror boom, this 20th anniversary screening of The Craft will be introduced by teen movie obsessive and Beyond Clueless director Charlie Lyne. Read more

  • Don't Look Now

    Sun 17th July

    Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie star in Nicolas Roeg's exceptional supernatural drama about a couple trying to recover from the recent loss of their daughter. Read more

  • Billy The Kid & The Green Baize Vampire

    Sun 17th July

    A very rare screening of one of the most unlikely items on director Alan Clarke's CV, namely a musical about a snooker playing vampire. Read more

  • The Hunger

    Mon 18th July

    Tony Scott's seductive 1980s feature blends erotic horror with European arthouse, complete with a memorably eccentric performance from David Bowie. Read more

Film Food Club

  • Film Food Club presents Mr. Turner with Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

    Sun 7th Aug

    Join us for a screening of Mike Leigh's masterful Mr. Turner at The Electric, following by an exclusive after hours visit to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery including a drinks reception, buffet dinner, live classical music and an introduction to the works of Turner from the museum's own Fine Art Curator. Read more

Special Events & Screenings

  • An Absolutely Fabulous Charity Auction Gala, Sweetie Darling!

    Fri 1st July - SOLD OUT!

    Join us for a very special night of absolutely fabulous entertainment as we host a charity gala auction in aid of Acorns Children's Hospice followed by a screening of the new Ab Fab movie.

    Dress in your best black tie or retro designer togs, grab a bottle of Bolly from the bar and prepare to bid for a number of exclusive items provided by the likes of Birmingham Hippodrome, Hotel Du Vin, Selfridges and 20th Century Fox. Read more

  • Shock & Gore launch night: The Shining at Highbury Hall

    Fri 8th July

    Don't be a dull boy, come and join us at Highbury Hall for two very special screenings of Stanley Kubrick's terrifying masterpiece The Shining. Read more

  • David Bowie is

    Thu 14th July

    Take a journey through the V&A Museum's history making David Bowie exhibition in this fascinating film that explores the music, videos, costumes and diary entries of one of the most influential rock artists of all time. Read more

  • 90s Horror Party Night: Scream

    Sat 16th July

    Celebrate 90s horror with our annual Shock & Gore party night, complete with a screening of Wes Craven's game-changing meta slasher Scream. Read more

  • 90s Horror Party Night: The Crow

    Sat 16th July

    Celebrate 90s horror with our annual Shock & Gore party night, complete with a screening of cult Gothic horror The Crow. Read more

  • Birmingham Ghost Tour + M.R. James Stories

    Wed 20th July

    The Birmingham Ghost Walk team take our audience on a haunted tour across the city, followed by some spooky screenings at The Electric Cinema. Read more

  • Brendon Burns & Colt Cabana Do Commentary & Comedy To Bad Wrestling Matches

    Mon 1st Aug

    The world's number one indie wrestler joins the world's number eight cult comedian for a night of live comedy mocking dreadful wrestling matches. Read more

  • Film Food Club presents Mr. Turner with Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

    Sun 7th Aug

    Join us for a screening of Mike Leigh's masterful Mr. Turner at The Electric, following by an exclusive after hours visit to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery including a drinks reception, buffet dinner, live classical music and an introduction to the works of Turner from the museum's own Fine Art Curator. Read more

  • One More Time With Feeling

    Thu 8th Sep

    A unique one night only event directed by Andrew Dominik, One More Time With Feeling will be the first opportunity anyone will have to hear Skeleton Tree, the sixteenth studio album from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Read more

Conjurer's Kitchen

Coming Soon

  • Jason Bourne

    Fri 29th July to Thu 11th Aug

    Matt Damon is back as Jason Bourne and Paul Greengrass returns to the director's chair for a another hi-octane thrill ride to rival Bond. Read more

  • Suicide Squad

    From Fri 5th Aug

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

  • Julieta

    From late Aug

    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