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Electric Cinema

Open Now: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Open today: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
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See a film in a historic cinema

The Electric is a cinema and sound recording facility on Station Street, Birmingham. Which opened... read more

Reviewed yesterday
London, United Kingdom
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Good experience

This cinema takes you back in time. The oldest working cinema in the UK. From the exterior to the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Coventry, United Kingdom
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47-49 Station Street, Birmingham B5 4DY, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Electric is a cinema and sound recording facility on Station Street, Birmingham. Which opened in 1909, showing its first silent film on 27 December of that year, and is now the oldest working cinema in the country. It was quite fitting to watch Stan...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This cinema takes you back in time. The oldest working cinema in the UK. From the exterior to the interior everything is nostalgic. Old style tickets, choice of seats, including sofas with service for food and drinks. Made the back to the old days even...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Malc-Souter
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of Laurel & Hardy fans went to watch Stan & Ollie at the Electric on Sunday 13th Jan. There is no better place to watch the film. All the staff were absolutely brilliant, and they even allowed me to say a few words...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank J0hn23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good film is to be watched in a matching place. We liked the concept, the couches "Bogart" the variety of drinks. In such a relatively small hall, we really enjoyed "The favourite" too.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank meropi2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is simply a wonderful cinema - comfortable, friendly, quirky and with a great range of drinks and snacks. No popcorn in sight thank heavens! Have been many, many times and the staff are always delightful. A truly special cinema.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank andibak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here a few times now and enjoy the small size of the auditoriums. The decor is a bit shabby but that only adds to the atmosphere. You can reserve sofas for an extra fee otherwise a number of standard seats are available....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tarah2325
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the electric cinema to watch a film with my family, upon arrival everything was fine we got the tickets and went and found our seats. We then were looking through the menu to order snacks/drinks etc only to find out that there was a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chl0e-k13
Reviewed November 16, 2018

This is one of the Birmingham special buildings that I have never visited and caught up with it this week. The oldest cinema in the country and now a really comfy boutique place to watch modern films. sound was excellent and the front row sofa...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank c n
Reviewed November 14, 2018

After over 12 years living in Birmingham I finally made it here. Super little cinema so different to the multiplexes and much the better for being what it is. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brian M
Reviewed November 11, 2018

We went as a group of moms with our Autistic Children Juniors and Teens. It was lovely. The sofas were ideal for some of our group who cannot sit still or who don't like rigid seats. They were at the back so they didn't disturb...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Siobhan B
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August 13, 2018|
Response from stacyd312 | Reviewed this property |
a friend of mine booked online for our large group but I saw a couple arrive and buy there and then .
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Response from jacqui m | Reviewed this property |
Yes in shopping centre opposite cinema
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December 13, 2017|
Response from AlexandraWhite82 | Reviewed this property |
There is a Mall close to it