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Electric Cinema

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Great location for seeing films

This is an historic cinema and should be supported for that fact alone - but it's also a fun place... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Pleasant way to see a film

I was lucky to receive a voucher for a "2 Seater Sofa" We booked in and thoroughly enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

This is an historic cinema and should be supported for that fact alone - but it's also a fun place to be and offers a good experience. A cinema with a bar and couches you can prebook - a great way to encourage people in....More

1  Thank Revduncan
Reviewed 15 August 2018

The Electric Cinema has the distinction of being the oldest working cinema in the UK. It also means that it has seen better days! Its good points include the screening of minority-interest films that don’t make it to the main cinemas. Its not-so-good feature is...More

Thank Pelagius_Redivivus
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

I was lucky to receive a voucher for a "2 Seater Sofa" We booked in and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. On arrival we were briefed on how to use the "text to order" waiter service. Very comfortable sofa. The cinema was warm enough and...More

Thank PinkyP67
Reviewed 14 August 2018

What a great little cinema - comfy seats, friendly staff, licensed and a really lovely atmosphere. We booked the front row "sofas" - actually individual armchairs with foot stools and a lumbar cushion. The film was over 2 hours long and we were comfortable for...More

Thank deborah t
Reviewed 12 August 2018

First time visit to the Electric cinema and we had a enjoyable visit the standard seats were comfy and had plenty of leg room which is a bonus the sofa seats looked good as well the entrance foyer is very small though and as the...More

Thank johnbrum
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

I can’t believe I visited The Electric cinema for the first time this week but it will definitely not be the last ! There was a group of 14 of us and we well well taken care of . The building has a retro 20s...More

Thank Stacy D
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Great place and great experience. Friendly and helpful staff. Good food and drink at reasonable prices.

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 26 May 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

Thank Fays_travels
Reviewed 5 May 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

1  Thank Beth S
Reviewed 12 April 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

Thank Brendan W
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13 August 2018|
Response from Stacy D | Reviewed this property |
a friend of mine booked online for our large group but I saw a couple arrive and buy there and then .
29 March 2018|
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Response from jacqui m | Reviewed this property |
Yes in shopping centre opposite cinema
Hannah G
14 December 2017|
Response from AlexandraWhite82 | Reviewed this property |
There is a Mall close to it