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Electric Cinema

47-49 Station Street, Birmingham B5 4DY, England
+44 121 643 7879
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Love the feel of this place

I love the feel of this cinema...it may not have the biggest screens, the comfiest seats, the best... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2018
Fays_travels
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Vintage, quirky cinema.

I’ve been intrigued to visit this cinema for years, and finally had the pleasure of watching a film... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2018
Beth S
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“waiter service” (43 reviews)
“sofa seats” (33 reviews)
“text waiter” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
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47-49 Station Street, Birmingham B5 4DY, England
Ladywood
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+44 121 643 7879
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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

I love the feel of this cinema...it may not have the biggest screens, the comfiest seats, the best working toilets...but it's the oldest working cinema in the country so I don't expect everything to be perfect from that aspect. For me it's knowing that my...More

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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been intrigued to visit this cinema for years, and finally had the pleasure of watching a film there, almost by accident. Lovely old fashioned box office, with a very reasonably priced bar serving soft drinks, alcohol and yummy looking cakes - definitely not your...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

We were treated to a birthday gift of a sofa for two at the Electric and really enjoyed the waitress service for our snacks and drinks. It's wonderful that the oldest working cinema in the UK is being so well looked after. The film Ready...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Have just visited Birmingham, and had to visit the oldest running cinema in the country, wow what a great cinema offering bottles of beer and wine to sip while watching some great films in this quaint cinema which takes you back to hight of the...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

One of my other favourite cinemas in Birmingham, worth a trip for brummies and out of towners. I like to see a special film here, one that I have been waiting for. Always book a sofa, for a treat (they bring drinks/snacks to you). The...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

No matter where you sit in the venue its amazing, should you like to splash out a couple of extra pounds and either sit in the front seating area with the armchairs and footrest or the couches at the back it is worth it, the...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

I love love love The Electric cinema and have visited many times... one of the things that Birmingham is really lacking is independent business... and this is a true surviving gem in the city. The seats are super comfy there is regular seating, leather arm...More

1  Thank Ailurophile87
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Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

The electric cinema is my second home. This delightful picture house is proudly the oldest working cinema in the country but it is far from exhausted. This is a cinema for cinephiles. They may only have two screens available but the team really do choose...More

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Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

Rang ahead as I’m a wheelchair user & upon arrival the ramp had been deployed which lead into the foyer. Sat at the back of screen 1 on one of their many comfy leather sofas each given a name. The ‘Tipples & Nibbles’ menu was...More

Thank Adam C
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

We've visited The Electric in Birmingham countless times, seeing classics and current releases alike, and we absolutely love it. Excellent value for money, especially the text waiter service when you book a comfy sofa. Great food and a wide selection of delicious film-themed cocktails. They...More

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sandieshore
March 29, 2018|
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Response from jacqui m | Reviewed this property |
Yes in shopping centre opposite cinema
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Hannah G
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There is a Mall close to it
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paulajt2017
October 27, 2017|
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They are all great, we went for the very back and the left side
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