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Electric Cinema

Open Now: 11:30 - 00:30
Open today: 11:30 - 00:30
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Wonderful cinema with so much history and elegance

This is one of the Birmingham special buildings that I have never visited and caught up with it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
c n
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Worth the wait.

After over 12 years living in Birmingham I finally made it here. Super little cinema so different... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brian M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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47-49 Station Street, Birmingham B5 4DY, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The UK's oldest working cinema, the outside didn't prepare for the lovely interior. While small & with a retro feel the two cinema's have excellent screen size & sound quality, and a range of comfortable seating that includes lovely sofas. There is also small bar...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gramsci1966
Reviewed 31 October 2018

It is a difficult place to rate. It is the UK's oldest working cinema which means it has a retro feel to it but, in places, has seen better days and could do with some upkeep. We went for an event cinema so it was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Victoria C
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

A beautiful piece of history nestled alongside the vast Grand Central station. The staff a friendly, the cinema itself cosy (I do recommend the sofa seating) and waiter service during the presentation. The Electric has a varied programme of films, so something for almost everyone....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MrsVe3
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We found ourselves in a hotel practically next door to the Electric so booked in for A Star Is Born. We are so glad we did! The staff are brilliant - from the friendly lady who took our telephone booking to the girls behind the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Road601061
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Didn’t know what to expect but definitely a nice surprise. Atmosphere was amazing, food and drink selection was so good and seats were so comfy. Will definitely be back

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RJ30-AC28
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pelagius_Redivivus
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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