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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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Always worth a visit

The Electric is the oldest working cinema in the UK and it still retains it's fantastic Art Deco... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James T
We love this place!

A lovely, civilised cinema experience. Part of the beauty of this cinema is its absence of buckets... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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47-49 Station Street, Birmingham B5 4DY, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Electric is the oldest working cinema in the UK and it still retains it's fantastic Art Deco charm. It's a perfect date spot as it has many special screenings of classic and cult movies as well as blockbusters and indies from the present day....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank James T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely, civilised cinema experience. Part of the beauty of this cinema is its absence of buckets of sticky popcorn, and its sensible sound level. (When we go to standard cinemas we have taken to using earplugs, especially for the adverts and trailers! ) Although...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I visited the Electric cinema to see "Vice" as it was no longer on at our local cinema. My husband telephoned the cinema to confirm the time of the film & the lady on the phone was most helpful. In the entrance...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hidden away but within walking distance of Grand Central is the iconic 1930s Electric Cinema with its quirky cosiness. Book a sofa and text your drinks orders, nibbles, cakes and coffee available. Offerings a choice of slightly arty pictures but plenty to choose from. We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Speigal
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Been a few times but last week I started to wonder why, as the initial shine starts to wear off. It's convenient and usually less crowded than other more modern cinemas nearby but ... The staff, although willing, seem to be dumped in there with...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 22, 2019 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 January 17, 2019 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 January 14, 2019

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 January 6, 2019

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 January 2, 2019

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
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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|
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There is a Mall close to it