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  • Red Joan

    From Friday 19th April

    Judi Dench stars as an ageing spy arrested for her wartime sympathies in this riveting espionage drama from director Trevor Nunn. Read more

  • Wild Rose

    Until Thursday 25th April

    Jessie Buckley gives a star-making performance as a young singer trying to break the country music scene in this cheerful wanderlust fable. Read more

  • Disney's Dumbo

    Until Thursday 25th April

    From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure expanding on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Read more

  • Avengers: Infinity War/Endgame Double Bill

    Wednesday 24th April

    Join us at The Electric for the epic finale of this phase of the MCU. Grab a themed cocktail and sit back for biggest the movie event of the year! Read more

Next 7 Days

  • Red Joan

    From Friday 19th April

    Judi Dench stars as an ageing spy arrested for her wartime sympathies in this riveting espionage drama from director Trevor Nunn. Read more

  • Wild Rose

    Until Thursday 25th April

    Jessie Buckley gives a star-making performance as a young singer trying to break the country music scene in this cheerful wanderlust fable. Read more

  • Disney's Dumbo

    Until Thursday 25th April

    From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure expanding on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Read more

  • Mid90s

    From Friday 26th April

    A nostalgic coming-of-age tale that marks the start of an auspicious new career for debuting writer-director Jonah Hill. Read more

  • Avengers: Infinity War/Endgame Double Bill

    Wednesday 24th April

    Join us at The Electric for the epic finale of this phase of the MCU. Grab a themed cocktail and sit back for biggest the movie event of the year! Read more

  • Avengers: Endgame

    From Thursday 25th April

    The Marvel Cinematic Universe reaches a pinnacle in the follow up to Infinity War. Read more

  • NT Live: All About Eve

    Sunday 28th April

    Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast as live to The Electric from the West End in London. Read more

All Films & Events

  • Red Joan

    From Friday 19th April

    Judi Dench stars as an ageing spy arrested for her wartime sympathies in this riveting espionage drama from director Trevor Nunn. Read more

  • Wild Rose

    Until Thursday 25th April

    Jessie Buckley gives a star-making performance as a young singer trying to break the country music scene in this cheerful wanderlust fable. Read more

  • Disney's Dumbo

    Until Thursday 25th April

    From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure expanding on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Read more

  • Mid90s

    From Friday 26th April

    A nostalgic coming-of-age tale that marks the start of an auspicious new career for debuting writer-director Jonah Hill. Read more

  • Behind The Screens Tour

    Coming soon

    Get a 'behind the screens' tour of the UK's oldest working cinema and find out about the building's fascinating history, stretching from 1909 to the present day. Read more

  • Avengers: Infinity War/Endgame Double Bill

    Wednesday 24th April

    Join us at The Electric for the epic finale of this phase of the MCU. Grab a themed cocktail and sit back for biggest the movie event of the year! Read more

  • Avengers: Endgame

    From Thursday 25th April

    The Marvel Cinematic Universe reaches a pinnacle in the follow up to Infinity War. Read more

  • Happy as Lazzaro

    From Friday 3rd May

    Alice Rohrwacher's exploration of a friendship's ups and downs is a satisfyingly expansive canvas for a picture rich with thematic and cinematic depth. Read more

  • NT Live: All About Eve

    Sunday 28th April

    Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast as live to The Electric from the West End in London. Read more

  • Tolkien

    From Friday 10th May

    The life of J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and resident of Birmingham is unfolded in this fascinating biopic. Read more

  • Flatpack 2019: Oxide Ghosts + Q&A

    Wednesday 1st May

    This fascinating collage of outtakes helps to pull back the veil from Brass Eye, pieced together from hundreds of hours of behind-the-scenes material including a never-broadcast footage. After the screening Cumming will take part in a Q&A hosted by Stewart Lee (6pm only) Read more

  • Flatpack 2019: King Rocker - Stewart Lee and The Nightingales

    Wednesday 1st May - SOLD OUT

    A film tribute to the Black Country's unsung post-punk heroes The Nightingales. King Rocker will capture the sights, the sounds, the smells of a hard-working rock band. With intro from comedian Stewart Lee. Read more

  • Flatpack 2019: BLACK MOON

    Thursday 2nd May

    By way of warm-up for her solo performance at the Glee Club this evening, Josephine Foster has selected a film which thrums with the same untamed energy you can find in her music; Louis Malle's Black Moon Read more

  • Flatpack 2019: WOMAN AT WAR

    Thursday 2nd May

    This second feature by Benedikt Erlingsson (Of Horses and Men) is a clever environmentalist fable; mixing comedy with suspense to paint the portrait of a strong and compelling middle-aged female character. Read more

  • Flatpack 2019: DIAMANTINO

    Thursday 2nd May

    An unclassifiable debut, one that borrows from fairy tales as well as sci-fi, while tackling subjects as varied as the entertainment industry and the cult of celebrity, nationalism and Europe’s political crisis... not forgetting cloning and gender fluidity. Read more

  • Flatpack 2019: NARCISSISTER ORGAN PLAYER

    Friday 3rd May

    Against the backdrop of her colourful performances, acclaimed mixed media and performance artist, Narcissister, reflects upon the impact her mother’s life, illness and death has had on her work in Narcissister Organ Player, an intimate scrapbook of a documentary. Read more

  • Flatpack 2019: SUMMER (Leto)

    Friday 3rd May

    Summer is Kirill Serebrennikov’s ode to youth, change, and the underground rock scene of pre-perestroika Leningrad. Read more

  • Flatpack 2019: EIGHTH GRADE

    Saturday 4th May

    It turns out that eighth grade is still the worst, but what sets Burnham’s first film apart from the myriad of coming-of-age cringe-fests is its low-key, lived-in attitude towards teen insecurity. Read more

  • Flatpack 2019: BIRDS OF PASSAGE

    Saturday 4th May

    A beautifully crafted, thoroughly original narcos epic, Birds of Passage charts the rise of the Colombian drug trade through the lives and traditions of the Wayuu people. Read more

  • Flatpack 2019: IN FABRIC

    Saturday 4th May

    Riffing on giallo and Euro trash like his previous The Duke of Burgundy, Peter Strickland’s new oddity is funny, unsettling and deeply sensual Read more

  • Flatpack 2019: PRESENT.PERFECT.

    Sunday 5th May

    Pieced together from over 800 hours of found footage, Present.Perfect. is a collage of showrooms and portraits of the netizens who use them to share moments that are banal, humorous, and at times uncomfortable Read more

  • Flatpack 2019: MEETING GORBACHEV

    Sunday 5th May

    Having tackled volcanoes, albino crocodiles and death-row in his recent documentary work, Werner Herzog finally meets his match in the form of the eighth and final leader of the Soviet Union. Read more

  • Flatpack 2019: SURPRISE FILM

    Sunday 5th May

    For the first time this year’s festival lineup includes a surprise film, an exclusive chance to catch a new feature before it arrives in UK cinemas. The Flatpack programming team is sworn to secrecy so don’t try and extract any clues, but trust us - this is a mind-bending ride which you won’t want to miss. Read more

  • Conjurer's Kitchen presents Monty Python's Life of Brian

    Friday 10th May

    Monty Python's very naughty boy celebrates his 40th birthday and we've got Conjurer's Kitchen along to cater. Read more

  • Kill Bill Vol. 2 whisky taste-along with Nikka Whisky

    Thursday 16th May

    Tarantino's roaring rampage of revenge celebrates it's 15th anniversary and we're celebrating with Nikka Whisky for Sakura Season Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Monty Python's Life of Brian 40th Anniversary

    Sunday 19th May

    Monty Python's very naughty boy celebrates his 40th birthday, this religious farce from the classic comedy troupe is still as poignant as it is funny and satirical. Read more

  • Vox Lux

    From May

    Brady Corbet's film probes the allures and pitfalls of modern celebrity with intelligence, visual style, and showstopping Natalie Portman performance. Read more

  • Thunder Road

    From May

    Deftly balancing emotionally affecting drama with bruising comedy - the SXSW Grand Jury winner serves as an outstanding calling card for writer-director-star Jim Cummings. Read more

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    From May

    Keanu Reeves is back as the canine-friendly assassin John Wick has been cast aside from the art-deco clad Continental hotel with a bounty on his head. Read more

  • Rocketman

    From Wednesday 22nd May

    An epic musical fantasy from the makers of Billy Elliot and Eddie the Eagle, about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John's breakthrough years featuring all his biggest hits Read more

  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: 25th Anniversary Gala

    Friday 24th May

    Join us to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the most fabulous Aussie road trip of all time! Expect wicked dialogue, cocktails and live entertainment! Read more

  • NT Live: All My Sons

    Thu 6th June

    Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons. Read more

  • Disney's Aladdin

    From May

    Disney rubs it's magic lamp to take us on an all new magic carpet ride featuring your favourite nostalgic tunes from the classic animation. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    From Sunday 2nd June

    Stanley Kubrick’s painfully funny take on Cold War anxiety is one of the fiercest satires of human folly ever to come out of Hollywood, in which the matchless Peter Sellers takes on three wildly different roles. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Saving Private Ryan

    From Sunday 9th June

    Anchored by another winning performance from Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg's unflinchingly realistic war film virtually redefined the genre. Read more

  • Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace

    From June

    Brilliantly capturing the Queen of Soul near the peak of her prodigious power, Amazing Grace is a transcendent big-screen concert documentary. Read more

  • Late Night

    From June

    Smart, timely and brought to life by a terrific cast, Emma Thompson leads this workplace comedy with a lot of heart and equal satirical bite. Read more

  • Liam Gallagher: As It Was

    From June

    Telling the honest and emotional story of how one of the most electrifying rock’n’roll frontmen went from the dizzying heights of his champagne supernova years in Oasis to living on the edge, lost in the musical wilderness and bitter legal battles. Read more

  • Toy Story 4

    From June

    Woody, Buzz Lightyear and those cute little three-eyed aliens from Pizza Planet are back and they're joined by Forky on a road trip in Pixar's biggest adventure yet. Read more

  • Maradona

    From June

    The third film from the Academy Award and BAFTA-winning team behind Senna and Amy, this definitive feature documentary is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive. Read more

  • Sometimes Always Never

    From June

    Bill Nighy shines as an eccentric Liverpudlian word wizard looking to reconcile with his estranged son in Carl Hunter’s tender-hearted debut Read more

  • Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood

    From August

    Quentin Tarantino's 9th feature boasts a stellar cast, exploring his biggest preoccupations; movies and murder, through the eyes of a television actor and his stunt double. Read more

  • Shock & Gore: The Dead Don't Die

    Coming Soon

    Jim Jarmusch goes from deadpan to raised-from-the-deadman as he pits Adam Driver, Bill Murray and a who's-who of character actors against the undead. Read more

Cinematic Time Machine

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  • Red Joan

    From Friday 19th April

    Judi Dench stars as an ageing spy arrested for her wartime sympathies in this riveting espionage drama from director Trevor Nunn. Read more

  • Mid90s

    From Friday 26th April

    A nostalgic coming-of-age tale that marks the start of an auspicious new career for debuting writer-director Jonah Hill. Read more

  • Avengers: Infinity War/Endgame Double Bill

    Wednesday 24th April

    Join us at The Electric for the epic finale of this phase of the MCU. Grab a themed cocktail and sit back for biggest the movie event of the year! Read more

  • Avengers: Endgame

    From Thursday 25th April

    The Marvel Cinematic Universe reaches a pinnacle in the follow up to Infinity War. Read more

  • Tolkien

    From Friday 10th May

    The life of J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and resident of Birmingham is unfolded in this fascinating biopic. Read more

  • Rocketman

    From Wednesday 22nd May

    An epic musical fantasy from the makers of Billy Elliot and Eddie the Eagle, about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John's breakthrough years featuring all his biggest hits Read more

Coming Soon

  • Happy as Lazzaro

    From Friday 3rd May

    Alice Rohrwacher's exploration of a friendship's ups and downs is a satisfyingly expansive canvas for a picture rich with thematic and cinematic depth. Read more

  • Vox Lux

    From May

    Brady Corbet's film probes the allures and pitfalls of modern celebrity with intelligence, visual style, and showstopping Natalie Portman performance. Read more

  • Thunder Road

    From May

    Deftly balancing emotionally affecting drama with bruising comedy - the SXSW Grand Jury winner serves as an outstanding calling card for writer-director-star Jim Cummings. Read more

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    From May

    Keanu Reeves is back as the canine-friendly assassin John Wick has been cast aside from the art-deco clad Continental hotel with a bounty on his head. Read more

  • Disney's Aladdin

    From May

    Disney rubs it's magic lamp to take us on an all new magic carpet ride featuring your favourite nostalgic tunes from the classic animation. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Saving Private Ryan

    From Sunday 9th June

    Anchored by another winning performance from Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg's unflinchingly realistic war film virtually redefined the genre. Read more

  • Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace

    From June

    Brilliantly capturing the Queen of Soul near the peak of her prodigious power, Amazing Grace is a transcendent big-screen concert documentary. Read more

  • Late Night

    From June

    Smart, timely and brought to life by a terrific cast, Emma Thompson leads this workplace comedy with a lot of heart and equal satirical bite. Read more

  • Liam Gallagher: As It Was

    From June

    Telling the honest and emotional story of how one of the most electrifying rock’n’roll frontmen went from the dizzying heights of his champagne supernova years in Oasis to living on the edge, lost in the musical wilderness and bitter legal battles. Read more

  • Toy Story 4

    From June

    Woody, Buzz Lightyear and those cute little three-eyed aliens from Pizza Planet are back and they're joined by Forky on a road trip in Pixar's biggest adventure yet. Read more

  • Maradona

    From June

    The third film from the Academy Award and BAFTA-winning team behind Senna and Amy, this definitive feature documentary is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive. Read more

  • Sometimes Always Never

    From June

    Bill Nighy shines as an eccentric Liverpudlian word wizard looking to reconcile with his estranged son in Carl Hunter’s tender-hearted debut Read more

  • Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood

    From August

    Quentin Tarantino's 9th feature boasts a stellar cast, exploring his biggest preoccupations; movies and murder, through the eyes of a television actor and his stunt double. Read more

  • Shock & Gore: The Dead Don't Die

    Coming Soon

    Jim Jarmusch goes from deadpan to raised-from-the-deadman as he pits Adam Driver, Bill Murray and a who's-who of character actors against the undead. Read more

Conjurer's Kitchen

Documentaries at The Electric

  • Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace

    From June

    Brilliantly capturing the Queen of Soul near the peak of her prodigious power, Amazing Grace is a transcendent big-screen concert documentary. Read more

  • Liam Gallagher: As It Was

    From June

    Telling the honest and emotional story of how one of the most electrifying rock’n’roll frontmen went from the dizzying heights of his champagne supernova years in Oasis to living on the edge, lost in the musical wilderness and bitter legal battles. Read more

  • Maradona

    From June

    The third film from the Academy Award and BAFTA-winning team behind Senna and Amy, this definitive feature documentary is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive. Read more

Flatpack Festival 2019

  • Flatpack 2019: Oxide Ghosts + Q&A

    Wednesday 1st May

    This fascinating collage of outtakes helps to pull back the veil from Brass Eye, pieced together from hundreds of hours of behind-the-scenes material including a never-broadcast footage. After the screening Cumming will take part in a Q&A hosted by Stewart Lee (6pm only) Read more

  • Flatpack 2019: King Rocker - Stewart Lee and The Nightingales

    Wednesday 1st May - SOLD OUT

    A film tribute to the Black Country's unsung post-punk heroes The Nightingales. King Rocker will capture the sights, the sounds, the smells of a hard-working rock band. With intro from comedian Stewart Lee. Read more

  • Flatpack 2019: BLACK MOON

    Thursday 2nd May

    By way of warm-up for her solo performance at the Glee Club this evening, Josephine Foster has selected a film which thrums with the same untamed energy you can find in her music; Louis Malle's Black Moon Read more

  • Flatpack 2019: WOMAN AT WAR

    Thursday 2nd May

    This second feature by Benedikt Erlingsson (Of Horses and Men) is a clever environmentalist fable; mixing comedy with suspense to paint the portrait of a strong and compelling middle-aged female character. Read more

  • Flatpack 2019: DIAMANTINO

    Thursday 2nd May

    An unclassifiable debut, one that borrows from fairy tales as well as sci-fi, while tackling subjects as varied as the entertainment industry and the cult of celebrity, nationalism and Europe’s political crisis... not forgetting cloning and gender fluidity. Read more

  • Flatpack 2019: NARCISSISTER ORGAN PLAYER

    Friday 3rd May

    Against the backdrop of her colourful performances, acclaimed mixed media and performance artist, Narcissister, reflects upon the impact her mother’s life, illness and death has had on her work in Narcissister Organ Player, an intimate scrapbook of a documentary. Read more

  • Flatpack 2019: SUMMER (Leto)

    Friday 3rd May

    Summer is Kirill Serebrennikov’s ode to youth, change, and the underground rock scene of pre-perestroika Leningrad. Read more

  • Flatpack 2019: EIGHTH GRADE

    Saturday 4th May

    It turns out that eighth grade is still the worst, but what sets Burnham’s first film apart from the myriad of coming-of-age cringe-fests is its low-key, lived-in attitude towards teen insecurity. Read more

  • Flatpack 2019: BIRDS OF PASSAGE

    Saturday 4th May

    A beautifully crafted, thoroughly original narcos epic, Birds of Passage charts the rise of the Colombian drug trade through the lives and traditions of the Wayuu people. Read more

  • Flatpack 2019: IN FABRIC

    Saturday 4th May

    Riffing on giallo and Euro trash like his previous The Duke of Burgundy, Peter Strickland’s new oddity is funny, unsettling and deeply sensual Read more

  • Flatpack 2019: PRESENT.PERFECT.

    Sunday 5th May

    Pieced together from over 800 hours of found footage, Present.Perfect. is a collage of showrooms and portraits of the netizens who use them to share moments that are banal, humorous, and at times uncomfortable Read more

  • Flatpack 2019: MEETING GORBACHEV

    Sunday 5th May

    Having tackled volcanoes, albino crocodiles and death-row in his recent documentary work, Werner Herzog finally meets his match in the form of the eighth and final leader of the Soviet Union. Read more

  • Flatpack 2019: SURPRISE FILM

    Sunday 5th May

    For the first time this year’s festival lineup includes a surprise film, an exclusive chance to catch a new feature before it arrives in UK cinemas. The Flatpack programming team is sworn to secrecy so don’t try and extract any clues, but trust us - this is a mind-bending ride which you won’t want to miss. Read more

Live Theatre Screenings

  • NT Live: All About Eve

    Sunday 28th April

    Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast as live to The Electric from the West End in London. Read more

  • NT Live: All My Sons

    Thu 6th June

    Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons. Read more

Shock & Gore

  • Shock & Gore: The Dead Don't Die

    Coming Soon

    Jim Jarmusch goes from deadpan to raised-from-the-deadman as he pits Adam Driver, Bill Murray and a who's-who of character actors against the undead. Read more

Special Events & Screenings