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Shock & Gore 2017 now open for entries

25th Nov 2016
Shock & Gore 2017 now open for entries

 2017 will see our Shock & Gore festival celebrate its seventh year in existence, and as ever we'll be hosting our annual competition to find the most exciting and disturbing films out there.

Whether it's a short film or a feature, we're looking for films that are weird, horrific, out there or just plain insane. If ... read more

The Electric Cinema is nominated for Cinema Of The Year

13th Oct 2016
The Electric Cinema is nominated for Cinema Of The Year

We're very pleased to announce that we've been nominated for Cinema Of The Year at the national 2016 Screen Awards, which take place in London on October 20th.

The annual Screen Awards reward the people and companies dedicated to connecting audiences with films, and this year we've been nominated in the '24 screens ... read more

The BLOC Hotel deal returns this summer

31st Aug 2016
The BLOC Hotel deal returns this summer

After the huge success of last year's BLOC/Electric Cinema offer, we've teamed up with BLOC Hotels once again to bring you another amazing deal running until 31st August. The deal includes...

- An overnight stay for two at BLOC Birmingham in the Jewellery Quarter
- A pair of tickets to see a film at The Electric C... read more

Artist submissions wanted for Suicide Squad exhibition

30th Jul 2016
Artist submissions wanted for Suicide Squad exhibition

To coincide with the release of Suicide Squad this August, we are looking for new artwork inspired by either the comic books or the film to hang in our upstairs gallery.

We all view films differently, that’s why we’re keeping the brief open and inviting you to draw inspiration from any of the characters and major th... read more

Shock & Gore VI hits The Electric this July

15th Jul 2016
Shock & Gore VI hits The Electric this July

July is upon us, which means it’s time to dust off the Ouija board and commune with Birmingham's annual Shock & Gore horror and fantasy film festival.

Launching with a very special festival preview night at Birmingham's historic Highbury Hall
on Friday 8th July, the festival runs from Friday July 15th to Thursday ... read more

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