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Studio Ghibli Forever

3rd May 2016
Studio Ghibli Forever

Is it really the end for Studio Ghibli? We sincerely hope not, but with the release of their 'final' film When Marnie Was There this May, it's the perfect time for a Studio Ghibli season here at The Electric Cinema, stretching from May to July.

From My Neighbour Totoro to Grave Of The Fireflies, experience Hayao Miy... read more

Meerkat Movies

31st Oct 2015
Meerkat Movies

Electric Cinema customers can now get 2 for 1 standard seats with Meerkat Movies, the new reward scheme for customers of comparethemarket.com that offers 2 for 1 cinema tickets every Tuesday or Wednesday for a whole year when you buy a qualifying product*.

So how do you benefit from this new deal?

• Firstly, become... read more

The Batch does The Dane

15th Oct 2015
The Batch does The Dane

This autumn, Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch returns to the stage as he takes on one of Shakespeare's most iconic creations - Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, as directed by Lyndsey Turner.

The initial run at the Barbican sold out in record time, but never fear because this eagerly awaited production is also being ... read more

Wall of sound

29th Sep 2015
Wall of sound

One of the biggest live tours in history hits the big screen this September, as we screen Roger Waters: The Wall on Tuesday 29th September, a concert film that goes well beyond the stage.

Based on the groundbreaking concept album, Roger Waters The Wall is a state-of-the-art show that dazzles the senses, combined wit... read more

A summer of cinema with BLOC Hotel Birmingham

31st Aug 2015
A summer of cinema with BLOC Hotel Birmingham

BLOC Hotel Birmingham have teamed up with the Electric Cinema to celebrate a summer of cinema with a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the latest film releases like an A-lister.

This exclusive, limited time only package priced at £59 includes the following:

A pair of Electric Cinema tickets for any film of your choice... read more

Shock & Gore V

17th Jul 2015
Shock & Gore V

Birmingham’s Shock & Gore horror and fantasy film festival marks its fifth anniversary this year, but unlike most horror series which reach their fifth instalment, we like to think we're still as fresh and exciting as the original. 

This year features another mouth-watering selection of live events, sneak previews, ... read more

90s blockbuster season now on sale

27th Jun 2015
90s blockbuster season now on sale

The 1990s were a great time for fans of bombastic cinema, so this summer we're going back in time with a season of epic 90s blockbusters - and even better, they're priced at 90s prices. 

The season begins with the city smashing Independence Day on Saturday 27th June, followed by John Woo's Face/Off on Saturday 11th ... read more

See the third series premiere of Hannibal at The Electric

18th Jun 2015
See the third series premiere of Hannibal at The Electric

To mark the launch of the third series of Bryan Fuller's acclaimed TV serial Hannibal on Sky Living, our horror programmers Shock & Gore are teaming up with food artist Annabel de Vetten for a very special evening of Hannibal delights that will include an exclusive big screen showing of the third series premiere.

On... read more

Weirdos unite!

22nd Apr 2015
Weirdos unite!

The Found Footage Festival have watched a lot of weirdos over the years as part of their mission to find the weirdest and most random VHS footage in the world, and on April 22nd they return to The Electric with their very own Salute To Weirdos!

Hosts Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Letterman) will be takin... read more

Exclusive members screening of Game Of Thrones: Season 5 premiere

12th Apr 2015
Exclusive members screening of Game Of Thrones: Season 5 premiere

Ever been tempted to join our membership scheme but haven't quite made the jump yet? Perhaps our special Game Of Thrones: Season 5 premiere this April will entice you to join up, open exclusively to members.

Electrolyte members will soon be given the opportunity to apply for tickets for the premiere of the brand new... read more

At the Peake of her career

23rd Mar 2015
At the Peake of her career

If you missed Maxine Peake's powerful stage performance as Hamlet this year, never fear because late March sees The Electric present two recorded performances of Peake's take on the Prince of Denmark at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre.

In this stripped-back, fresh and fast-paced version, BAFTA nominee Maxine Pea... read more

Flatpack's back

19th Mar 2015
Flatpack's back

One of the country's finest film festivals pops up in Birmingham again this March as the Flatpack Film Festival returns for 2015, and here at The Electric we'll be hosting a number of screenings during the event, which runs from March 19th to 29th.

The line-up includes Iranian vampire flick A Girl Walks Home Alone A... read more

Cinema Royale (with cheese)

17th Mar 2015
Cinema Royale (with cheese)

Experience Pulp Fiction like never before this March as acclaimed food artist Annabel de Vetten returns with another collection of beautiful edible treats, each one themed to Quentin Tarantino's cult 1994 masterpiece.

A breathtaking tribute to old dime store novels about small time hoods and dangerous criminals, Pul... read more

Win David Cronenberg's Rabid on Blu-ray

16th Feb 2015
Win David Cronenberg's Rabid on Blu-ray

For the first time ever, Arrow Video release David Cronenberg’s much lauded 1977 horror classic Rabid onto Blu-ray on 16th February, and our Shock & Gore team have got two copies to give away to Electric Cinema customers.

Rabid served as the follow up picture to Cronenberg’s debut 1975 feature Shivers, continuing to... read more

Valentine's Day at The Electric

14th Feb 2015
Valentine's Day at The Electric

There's something for all kinds of couples here at The Electric this Valentine's Day, whether you're the lovey dovey type or not really fussed about all that mushy stuff. Firstly, the more adventurous couples can try out the hugely anticipated Fifty Shades Of Grey, screening at 12pm, 3pm, 6pm and 9pm on Saturday Febr... read more

Maintenance person required

21st Jan 2015
Maintenance person required

We are looking for an experienced trades person to take on general maintenance for The Electric Cinema.

The role begins at one shift a week (Monday is our maintenance day) for a 3 month induction period, with a view to go up to two flexible days a week after that. The role involves day-day tasks to maintain the saf... read more

Going Beyond Clueless with Charlie Lyne

17th Jan 2015
Going Beyond Clueless with Charlie Lyne

Guardian journalist Charlie Lyne turns debut director with his new 90s teen movie doc Beyond Clueless, and he'll be visiting The Electric on Saturday 17th January for an early preview of the film, followed by a live Q&A with Lyne.

The film itself is an extension of Lyne's work as a film critic, avoiding talking head... read more

Adventure Film Festival 2015

15th Dec 2014
Adventure Film Festival 2015

The Adventure Film Festival returns to our screens this January, screening across three different days and offering a programme of both shorts and feature films for viewers looking to see how modern day pioneers of exploration are pushing the boundaries.

On Thursday 15th January and Saturday 17th January we'll be sh... read more

The food abides

11th Dec 2014
The food abides

Following her hugely popular 'sensory' screenings of Harold & Maude last July, food artist Annabelle de Vetten returns to The Electric for a very unique screening of the Coen Brothers' cult comedy classic The Big Lebowski on Thursday 11th December.

Audience members will be given a selection of tasty morsels themed t... read more

Live comedy in February

3rd Dec 2014
Live comedy in February

February sees us host two first-rate stand-up comedians here at The Electric Cinema, appearing live on stage with two brand new shows sure to entertain and maybe even inform.

First, the always brilliant Josie Long returns with her brand new live show Cara Josephine, her most personal show to date about love and bein... read more