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Electric Cinema

47-49 Station Street, Birmingham B5 4DY, England
+44 121 643 7879
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Unique experience, well worth the visit

We loved this place. Though the visual & audio quality is very good, as the UK's oldest working... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A real treasure

This is the UK's oldest working cinema. It was divided into two screens a few years ago and is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Solihull, United Kingdom
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47-49 Station Street, Birmingham B5 4DY, England
+44 121 643 7879
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this place. Though the visual & audio quality is very good, as the UK's oldest working cinema the rest of The Electric has a much more vintage feel to it. The lobby is tiny and it's only a few steps from the main...More

Thank charlie819690
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the UK's oldest working cinema. It was divided into two screens a few years ago and is privately owned by a film enthusiast. The Electric never ceases to amaze. In addition to showing current releases, it often has single showings of great films...More

Thank pm46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a miserable middle aged man like me then you will remember a time before the rise of the multiplex. A time when cinema screens were smaller and more personal, when you could buy a beer and take it into the screen, where...More

1  Thank Withnail_19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted to go to the cinema with a friend but couldn't face a roomful of noisy popcorn chompers. Thought we'd give this a try. Costs a little more but well worth it. We will be back. A lovely experience.

Thank busymum001
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Ive been to the cinema 3 times now and it's great. The staff are friendly and personable. The cinema intimate and different. They show great films, from current blockbusters to cult films and independents. The last film I saw there was star wars. I would...More

Thank emily t
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Attended a lunchtime viewing of the Woody Allen film 'Manhattan'. Quaint box office. Had a sofa for two. Snacks & drinks ordered at the bar or by text from your sofa, delivered to your seat. Mixed deli platter followed by a dish of chocolate, fruit...More

Thank Jill B
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We loved this cinema. It's small and really cosy. Love the fact that they don't have a normal concession stand. Instead they have a bar that sells soft, alcoholic and hot drinks and also snacks like cakes etc. The seating options are great. The front...More

Thank KirstyGriff
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We came to the 1920's Parisian theme night and it was splendid. The chap in charge gave everyone individual attention and all the other staff were friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is great and so was the Absynthe.... Warning: the big lounger chairs at the...More

Thank JW0408
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the Electric Cinema on recommendation and wasn't disappointed at all. Intimate friendly venue with great atmosphere. Brilliant view from main seats so don't worry about it being small best views ever. can't wait to go back and try the settees.

Thank Sara T
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I love cinema - always have done - but find that I miss most of the dialogue because of the way the sound is presented (not sure what it is, but there we go). Not so in the Electric. Seated in one of their oh-so-comfy...More

Thank Anna B
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28 November 2016|
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Response from dizzywytche1964 | Reviewed this property |
Very well priced not the usual cinema food. dips and crisps are gorgeous
Warren M
3 April 2015|
Response from macbrummagen |
There is an NCP car park 3 mins walk from the cinema opposite the Victoria pub. The cinema will verify your ticket and reduce the fee to £3 for up to 5 hours.
20 February 2015|
Response from macbrummagen |
The John Bright St area (around 5 mins walk hosts a variety of drinking establishments, the Victoria pub for an upmarket traditional pub experience, the Brewdog for craft beer etc, Cherry Reds café bar for continental beers... More