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Behind the screens

18th May 2018
Behind the screens

Our popular 'Behind The Screens' tours are back, giving you the chance to delve into The Electric Cinema's long and tumultuous history.

Discover what part i... read more

A 35mm mystery solved

24th January 2018
A 35mm mystery solved

Our 35mm projector helped solve a cinematic mystery for one of our customers this month, who years ago purchased a small, unlabelled, dinner plate sized reel... read more

A historic unveiling

1st March 2017
A historic unveiling

February 2017 saw the grand unveiling of an official plaque from the Birmingham Civic Society confirming our status as the oldest working cinema in the UK, e... read more

History & Education

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Established in 1909 The Electric Cinema is the oldest working cinema in the UK. It has been through many name changes and was mostly rebuilt in the 1930s. Click here to find out more information and to watch short documentaries on the cinema’s amazing life story.

The Electric also runs an education programme for students of all ages. We cover the history of cinema, the current film industry and general film education. Please click here for more information.