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Crank Up Your Conference at The Electric Cinema Birmingham

4th February 2020
Crank Up Your Conference at The Electric Cinema Birmingham

We have been featured as one of the top cinemas to hire in the Midlands by Hire Space. Check out their article and consider hiring The Electric for your corpora... read more

Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer

1st May 2018
Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer

Birmingham charity Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer visited us on Monday 16th April to promote their new cover of Bill Withers' classic tune Lean On Me, performed ... read more

Teaming up with Operation Drawstring

31st December 2017
Teaming up with Operation Drawstring

The winter months are particularly hard on the homeless, so on Christmas Eve we teamed up with Operation Drawstring for an event to give those sleeping rough a ... read more


 DanceX“The Electric Cinema is a fantastic venue for holding events. For British Dance Edition 2010, DanceXchange used the venue in different ways, for an interactive installation in screen 1 and a more formal debate in screen 2. Although it is a cinema, it is very flexible with what can take place in the spaces.” 
Hannah Sharpe
Festival Producer

BCU logo“The Electric were superb at accommodating a special one-off screening for our students. They helped liaise with the film’s distributor and were happy to let us organise the event under our own terms. We used the upstairs screen which was perfect for us  - we even got to use their legendary sofas! I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending organisations to work with The Electric. Beyond the friendliness of the staff it’s also centrally located and easy to get to and rather cool.”
David Harte
Media Lecturer
Birmingham City University

NHS“With more than 70 key NHS staff, stakeholders and non-executive directors attending our themed evening with private screenings, the event attracted much positive feedback and helped everyone to better understand our population and the patient view. 
The Electric Cinema provided the ideal setting for this kind of corporate event – a convenient location; helpful, efficient and professional staff; comfortable environment and welcoming atmosphere.”
David Morris
BEN’S Corporate Services Manager

Xcountry"The Electric was the perfect venue for the screening of our new training film. The location, atmosphere and image quality were second to none, supported by a great team worked with us to ensure we had a fantastic event."
Malcolm Cotterell
Training & Development Manager

MW Event“The Electric is the example of Birmingham at its best – a historic building in the centre of our City, which has stood the test of time and now been given a new lease of life.  If you haven’t visited yet I encourage you to do so –it really is one of our ‘hidden gems’.”
Councillor Mike Whitby
Leader of Birmingham City Council

Marketing Birmingham“We chose the Electric Cinema to launch Brilliance due to its fascinating history with film and the fantastic atmosphere that you can only experience in a building that has been at the heart of the city’s social scene for almost a century.  Brilliance is the first promotional film to be produced for Birmingham since the 1970’s and with the Electric being the oldest working cinema in the UK, the event was an excellent way of illustrating the importance role that historical Birmingham plays in the city’s future.”
Neil Rami
CEO Marketing Birmingham 

Toyah“Everyone likes to watch a film after good food with drinks within reach.  There is no other venue in town for a pure atmosphere of relaxation, when bedding down to watch a good film.  The sofa seats, with tables for cocktails are a great way to get intimate!”
Toyah Wilcox
Singer, Actress, Presenter & Writer

"The Electric is a fabulous venue - cosy, quaint and quirky - and it couldn't be more convenient for New Street Station.  These past 2 years, our voluntary healing group has hired The Electric on the last Saturday of February, to show films that would inspire people interested in health and happiness.  Each event has gone with such a buzz that we intend to make it an annual event!  Nothing's too much trouble for their welcoming and efficient staff, who make it easy to organise beforehand and help things go smoothly on the day.  Wholeheartedly recommended!"
Sandy Edwards
East of Walsall Healing Group

wine"I recently privately hired the Electric Cinema as a surprise wedding gift for my wife. Sam the cinema manager was extremely helpful with the planning and on the day everything was perfect. 
Sitting in comfort, with the state-of-the-art cinema all to ourselves and with our own bar/snack service, we felt like V.I.P.'s!  I would highly recommend the Electric if you are looking for an extra special movie experience"

"The team at The Electric went out of their way to make our event perfect.
Pre sales and post sales were first class, every detail was catered for and the event was relaxed and enjoyable. I couldn't recommend them enough."
Matt Bowsher, organiser of Withnail Weekend