The Electric

What's On

  • Dad's Army

    Until Thu 18th Feb

    A stellar cast that includes Toby Jones, Bill Nighy and Tom Courtenay revitalise the classic BBC sitcom for 2016, as the bumbling Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard discover there's a spy in their midst. Read more

  • The Big Short

    Until Thu 11th Feb

    A first rate cast that includes Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale and Brad Pitt star in this witty account of how a group of outsiders took on the biggest banks in the world. Read more

  • Spotlight

    Until Thu 11th Feb

    The riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize winning investigation into allegations of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, co-starring Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo. Read more

  • Room

    Until Thu 18th Feb

    A mother and child confined to a windowless room plan their escape to the outside world in Lenny Abrahamson's inspiring new film based on Emma Donoghue's bestselling novel. Read more

  • Trash Film Night presents Samurai Cop

    Thu 11th Feb

    Worst film of all time? Amir Shervan's disastrous 90s action flick Samurai Cop returns for another Trash Film Night drubbing, complete with barbed live commentary. Read more

  • Zoolander No. 2

    Fri 12th to Thu 18th Feb

    Ben Stiller's moronic supermodel Derek Zoolander is back to find out who's killing the world's most beautiful people in this very silly sequel to the cult 2001 comedy. Read more

  • Trumbo

    Fri 12th to Thu 18th Feb

    Oscar nominee Bryan Cranston gives another five star performance in this true account of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and the Communist panic that engulfed Hollywood in the 1940s. Read more

  • Groundhog Day

    Sat 13th Feb

    Bill Murray relives the same day over and over again until he gets it right in Harold Ramis's excellent 1993 romantic comedy. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Safety Last! + One Week at Birmingham Cathedral

    Sat 13th Feb - SOLD OUT!

    Experience Harold Lloyd's classic silent short with live organ accompaniment at Birmingham Cathedral, along with Buster Keaton's 1920 short One Week. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Gone With The Wind

    Sun 14th & Sat 27th Feb - SOLD OUT!

    Frankly my dear, Rhett Butler doesn't give a damn in this lavish 1939 Hollywood romance set during the American Civil War.

    On Valentine's Day, the film will be preceded by an introduction from B-Film's Helen Laville. Read more

  • TED2016: Dream (Opening Night)

    Tue 16th Feb

    Experience the opening night of global phenomenon TED2016 as a group of visionary thinkers explore ideas set to change our world. Read more

  • Youth

    Fri 19th to Thu 25th Feb

    Oscar nominated director Paolo Sorrentino returns with this visually stunning reflection on ageing, featuring two fearless performances from Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel. Read more

  • A Bigger Splash

    Fri 19th to Thu 25th Feb

    Tilda Swinton's rock legend has her idyllic world turned upside down when old flame Ralph Fiennes turns up at her island paradise in Luca Guadagnino's witty portrait of jealousy and desire. Read more

  • Shock & Gore presents Dracula (1931)

    Sat 20th Feb

    Shock & Gore presents a late night screening of Tod Browning's 1931 Gothic chiller on 35mm, starring Bela Lugosi as the Count. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: King Kong (1933)

    Sun 21st Feb

    The legendary ape roars again as we screen a rare 35mm print of this 1933 monster romp, culminating in one of the most famous scenes in movie history.

    The film will be preceded by an introduction from B-Film's Michele Aaron. Read more

  • Daniel Kitson: It's Always Right Now, Until It's Later

    Mon 22nd Feb - SOLD OUT!

    Daniel Kitson visits The Electric Cinema for the very first time, bringing with him a film of his acclaimed stage show It's Always Right Now, Until It's Later. 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

  • Triple 9

    Fri 26th Feb to Thu 3rd Mar

    A five star cast that includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet and Norman Reedus light up the screen in John Hillcoat's breakneck heist thriller about a group of dirty cops being blackmailed by Russian gangsters. Read more

  • Bone Tomahawk

    Fri 26th Feb to Wed 2nd March

    Kurt Russell leads an unlikely team of gunslingers to take on a group of cannibal savages in this brutal Western from director S. Craig Zahler. Read more

  • The Assassin

    Sun 28th Feb & Wed 2nd March

    Award-winning director Hsiao-Hsien Hou's critically acclaimed entry into the wuxia genre is an elegant masterpiece about a trained assassin who has to choose between love and honour. Read more

  • NT Live: Hangmen

    Thu 3rd March

    In Bruges writer Martin McDonagh's darkly comic, critically acclaimed stageplay Hangmen is broadcast live to The Electric, starring David Morrissey and Andy Nyman. Read more

  • Hail, Caesar!

    Early March - Tickets on sale soon

    Josh Brolin's slippery studio fixer has a kidnapped movie star to save in the Coen Brothers' latest screwball comedy, set during the golden days of Hollywood. Read more

  • Labyrinth Party Night

    Fri 4th & Sat 5th March - SOLD OUT!

    Join us for a night of fantastical wonder as we screen Jim Henson's Labyrinth, complete with themed cocktails, Bowie DJ tribute set and plenty more. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Fritz Lang's M

    Sun 6th March

    Peter Lorre gives a genuinely unnerving performance in Fritz Lang's 1931 blueprint for the serial killer movie.

    The film will be preceded by an introduction from B-Film's Elysran Griffiths. Read more

  • High-Rise + Ben Wheatley Q&A

    Tue 8th March - SOLD OUT!

    Director Ben Wheatley joins us at The Electric Cinema for a preview screening of his anarchic JG Ballard adaptation about violent civil war in an inner city tower block. Read more

  • The Railway Children

    Mon 28th March

    York Theatre Royal present their critically acclaimed stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's classic story The Railway Children, recorded at the National Railway Museum. Read more

  • RSC Live From Stratford presents Hamlet

    Wed 8th June

    Simon Godwin directs Paapa Essiedu in the RSC's latest scintillating take on Shakespeare's most infamous tragedy. Read more

  • Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo & Juliet

    Thu 7th Jul

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