The Electric Cinema

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While not strictly a bar in Birmingham, The Electric Cinema in Birmingham City Centre makes for one of the most unique nights out in Birmingham. 

Known as one of the oldest working cinema's in the country opening way back in 1909, The Electric Cinema has seen its way through numerous name changes and was once even known as an amusement arcade. Now fully fledged as Birmingham's independent movie mecca, this red velvet clad cinema boast two digital screens, a slick and simple 1920's styled bar, waiter service and sofas galore.

One of the most unique traits about the Electric Cinema in Birmingham is their take on independent events, boasting pop-up evenings of premium entertainment and quirky spectacles. From foodie film clubs and all-day marathons to sell-out horror film festivals, guests visit The Electric Cinema for their unique take on the booming independent movie scene; with every movie a fun jaunt away from the box office boomers of Hollywood. 


Door Charge may apply
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Birmingham City Centre


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The Electric Cinema
47-49 Station Street, Birmingham, B5 4DY


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A wonderful independent cinema run by people who clearly have huge passion for what they do. They show a fantastic range of films from mainstream to alternative and cult classics as well as a great program of theatre broadcasts from National Theatre. With sofas and table service and a front row of super comfortable over sized seats it's a great place to go and a real gem for Birmingham to have
by on April 10th, 2016

Fantastic independent cinema with real sense of history. Comfy sofas and waitress service of home made cakes and cocktails. This place is old so dont expect all mod cons but thats part of its charm.
by on December 30th, 2015

I think I might love this place more than my own house, they have such good movies on all year round and some really great events. Missed the movie tasting event for the horror festival but can't wait for the next bunch to come along. Long live the independents!
by on July 30th, 2013
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