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What's On

  • Ant-Man

    Until Thu 30th July

    Marvel's biggest hero is also its smallest, as Paul Rudd shrinks to insect size for this tongue-in-cheek heist movie about a master thief given amazing new powers. Read more

  • Maggie

    Fri 24th to Thu 30th July

    Arnold Schwarzenegger searches for a cure for his infected daughter in this melancholy piece set in a zombie ravaged land from debut director Henry Hobson. Read more

  • Amy


    Until Thu 6th Aug

    Senna director Asif Kapadia tells the tumultuous story of Amy Winehouse, using unseen footage and unheard tracks to piece together a portrait of a musical talent lost too soon. Read more

  • Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

    Thu 30th Jul to Thu 6th Aug

    Christopher McQuarrie is the latest director to take on the Mission Impossible franchise, as Tom Cruise and his team of motley IMF agents reunite to take on the mysterious Syndicate. Read more

  • Eden

    Fri 31st Jul to Thu 6th Aug

    Hugely talented French director Mia Hansen-Løve delivers a soulful love letter to the underground dance music scene of early 90s Paris. Read more

  • Song Of The Sea

    Sat 1st to Thu 6th Aug

    Forget Minions. The animated treat of the summer is Song Of The Sea, Irish director Tomm Moore's visually gorgeous, hand drawn delight that tells the story of Saoirse, the last seal child. Read more

  • Film Food Club presents Midnight In Paris under the stars

    Sun 9th Aug

    Enjoy Woody Allen's nostalgic Parisian comedy in comfort at The Electric, followed by a delicious French meal at Hotel du Vin in their open air courtyard. Read more

  • Mistress America

    Fri 14th to Thu 20th Aug

    Director Noah Baumbach and his muse Greta Gerwig renuite for another quirky comedy set in New York City, this time focused on the big city adventures of a college freshman and her soon-to-be stepsister. Read more

  • 90s Blockbuster Season: Die Hard With A Vengeance

    Sat 15th Aug

    Simon says that Die Hard With A Vengeance is the best Die Hard sequel, featuring Jeremy Irons as a terrorist with a very personal grudge against Bruce Willis's burnt out cop. Read more

  • The Wolfpack

    Fri 21st to Thu 27th Aug

    The Wolfpack is the remarkable true story of the Angula brothers, a group of siblings confined to a small apartment in Manhattan who learnt everything about the outside world from the films that they watched and re-enacted. Read more

  • The Ecstasy Of Wilko Johnson

    Tue 25th Aug

    Julien Temple tells the extraordinary story of one-of-a-kind musician Wilko Johnson, a man given months to live who two years later was unexpectedly sentenced to live. Read more

  • RSC: Live From Stratford presents Othello

    Wed 26th Aug

    Hugh Quarshie returns to the RSC to take on the role of fearsome warrior Othello, torn apart by his own fragile and destructive pride. Read more

  • Sideways wine tasting

    Thu 27th Aug

    Join us for an interactive wine tasting that features a screening of Alexander Payne's iconic wine lovers film Sideways, as we taste our way through a wide variety of Californian wines. Read more

  • The Room

    Fri 28th Aug

    Witness the majesty of Tommy Wiseau's cult disasterpiece The Room, the Citizen Kane of bad movies complete with suitably off-the-wall audience interaction. Oh, hi Mark! Read more

  • 90s Blockbuster Season: The Lion King

    Sun 30th Aug

    One of the greatest Disney films ever made, The Lion King is a beautifully animated blend of Hamlet, classical mythology, and African folk tales. Read more

  • The Pyramid Texts + Q&A

    Wed 2nd Sep

    James Cosmo gives a sterling performance as a broken down boxer delivering a heartfelt monologue in this new film based on Geoff Thompson's acclaimed stageplay. Read more

  • NT Live: The Beaux Stratagem

    Thu 3rd Sep

    Simon Godwin directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash about two broke men who encounter crooked landlords, strange priests, a devious maid and a terrifying highwaymen. Read more

  • Electrolyte members screening: Raging Bull

    Mon 7th Sep

    Robert De Niro gives a career defining performance in Scorsese's 1980 masterpiece as Jake LaMotta, a former middleweight boxing champion whose reputation in the ring was offset by his troubled domestic life. Read more

  • How To Change The World + satellite Q&A

    Wed 9th Sep

    Chronicling the untold history of the modern environmental movement, How To Change The World tells the story of eco-hero Robert Hunter and his part in the creation of the global organization that is Greenpeace. Read more

  • Birmingham Heritage Week: Behind The Screens tour

    Sun 13th Sep

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

  • Roger Waters: The Wall

    Tue 29th Sep

    Part concert film, part road movie, this unique film follows Pink Floyd member Roger Waters as he tours the world on a three year tour with The Wall Live. Read more

  • Birmingham Comedy Festival 2015: Thom Peterson is The Amazing Guy!

    Thu 8th Oct

    Deluded American Thom Peterson combines mind melting magic with hilarious stand-up in this live comedy show as part of the 2015 Birmingham Comedy Festival. Read more

  • NT Live: Hamlet

    Thu 15th to Tue 27th Oct

    Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, as directed by Lyndsey Turner. Read more

  • RSC Live From Stratford presents Henry V

    Wed 21st Oct

    RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran continues his exploration of Shakespeare's History Plays with a performance of Henry V the same week as the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. Read more

  • NT Live: Of Mice & Men

    Thu 19th & Sun 22nd Nov

    James Franco and Chris O'Dowd star in this critically acclaimed Broadway production of John Steinbeck's classic play about the bonds of friendship. Read more

  • NT Live: Jane Eyre

    Tue 8th Dec

    Sally Cookson directs her celebrated production of the classic Charlotte Brontë story, broadcast live from the National Theatre. Read more

  • NT Live: As You Like It

    Thu 25th Feb

    Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change is staged at National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years under the direction of Polly Findlay. Read more