The Electric

What's On

  • Locke

    Until Thu 1st May

    Tom Hardy burns up the screen in this tense, claustrophobic race against time from Birmingham writer-director Steven Knight, as one man's existence quickly unravels following a life-changing phone call. Read more

  • Calvary

    Until Thu 1st May

    After being told he will be murdered in one week's time, Father James Lavelle (Brendan Gleeson) finds himself with seven days to determine his would be killer in writer-director John Michael McDonagh's powerful, darkly comic new drama. Read more

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Until Wed 30th Apr

    Wes Anderson returns with another deliciously stylised caper, starring Ralph Fiennes as a hotel concierge who gets himself and his trusty bellboy mixed up with the theft of a priceless painting and the battle for a family fortune. Read more

  • We Are The Freaks + cast & crew Q&A

    Fri 25th Apr

    Join writer-director Justin Edgar and members of his talented cast (including Skins star Sean Teale) for a screening of Edgar's new Midlands-based anti-teen comedy, set on a chaotic weekend just as Margaret Thatcher resigns. Read more

  • Tracks

    Fri 25th Apr to Thu 1st May

    Mia Wasikowska proves she's one of her generation's finest actresses in this inspiring true life drama, based on Robyn Davidson's astonishing solo trek across the Australian outback in 1977. Read more

  • Stranger By The Lake

    Sat 26th & Sun 27th Apr

    A masterful, award-winning French thriller from director Alain Guiraudie, Stranger By The Lake focuses on a gay cruiser who witnesses a murder, screening as part of the 2014 SHOUT Festival with a discussion after the Saturday screening from University of Warwick film lecturer José Arroyo. Read more

  • Behind The Screens Tour

    Wed 30th Apr & Wed 14th May

    Ever wanted to take a look behind the scenes at The Electric Cinema? Now's your chance as we offer a rare tour of this historic building and a talk on the cinema's long history, followed by a relaxed midday matinee. Read more

  • NT Live: King Lear

    Thu 1st & Fri 16th May

    Director Sam Mendes returns to the National Theatre before his next Bond adventure to direct Simon Russell Beale in the title role of Shakespeare's epic tragedy. Read more

  • Frank

    Fri 9th to Thu 15th May

    Michael Fassbender dons a massive fibreglass head for writer Jon Ronson's marvellously offbeat comedy, very loosely based on the story of cult comic Chris Sievey (aka Frank Sidebottom). Read more

  • Blue Ruin

    Fri 9th to Thu 15th May

    A mysterious outsider vows vengeance on the man who killed his parents in this darkly comic US thriller that's been receiving rave notices and 'recalls the dark wit of the Coens' (Total Film). Read more

  • RSC: Live From Stratford presents Henry IV Part I

    Wed 14th May

    Antony Sher takes the role of Falstaff in this brand new RSC production of Henry IV: Part I, set to continue Gregory Doran's exploration of Shakespeare's history plays following his acclaimed 2013 take on Richard II. Read more

  • NT Live: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

    Thu 22nd, Sun 25th & Tue 27th May

    Following its smash hit live broadcast in 2012, the National Theatre production of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time returns to cinemas for a special encore performance. Read more

  • Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas party night

    Fri 30th May

    'We can't stop here. This is bat country!' Experience Terry Gilliam's hallucinogenic adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's cult novel on the big screen, featuring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro as drug-addled journo Raoul Duke and his psychopathic lawyer Dr. Gonzo. Read more

  • NT Live: A Small Family Business

    Thu 12th June

    Nigel Lindsay headlines the National Theatre's revival of Alan Ayckbourn's award-winning comedy about a man of principle who discovers his father-in-law's business is being looted by family members. Read more

  • RSC: Live From Stratford presents Henry IV Part II

    Wed 18th June

    The second part of Gregory Doran's new production of Henry IV, broadcast live from Stratford with Antony Sher in the role of Falstaff and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal. Read more

  • Withnail & I

    Sat 21st June - SOLD OUT!

    Richard E. Grant demands booze in Withnail & I, the ultimate cult comedy about two unemployed actors holidaying in the Lake District, screening as part of a special Withnail Weekend in Birmingham city centre. 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. Read more