The Electric is the UK’s oldest working cinema with individual character and plays host to a number of amazing films and productions, including live theatre, new releases and classic films.

The quirky Electric opened its doors in 1909 showing the first silent film in December of that year. After a major refurbishment, it is now an art deco luxury independent cinema.

As you walk into Screen One you will find yourself immersed in this unique atmospheric 1930’s room with red carpets lining the floor and rows of red theatre-like chairs. And for those wanting a bit more comfort, or just wanting to snuggle up together, there is the luxury choice of black double sofas at the rear of the cinema.

That’s not all, with a licensed bar and plenty of snacks to choose from, you won’t go dry-mouthed or hungry. You can choose from a variety of drinks such as bottled beers, ale, fine wines, champagne, cocktails and Poptails (their very own popcorn tipple). Or how about trying their very own locally brewed bottled ale? Electric Ale is a rich, pale and very refreshing drink made from a variety of fruits, biscuit malt and toffee flavours which gives it it’s very own zing. Take some home in a gift box to share or keep it for yourself.

If you’re hungry there are various savoury snacks, ice creams or cakes. And with those occupying the far back sofa’s, waiter text service is also on hand so you can be sure you won’t need to leave your seat.

Situated in the centre of Birmingham, the second-largest city in the UK, the Electric is so easy to get to from anywhere in the UK. Birmingham airport has a free transport link to the city; New Street train station, the central hub of the British railway system is walking distance to the centre; and with the network of motorways and plenty of city parking, you can easily come by car.

So come and soak up the atmosphere at this quirky, unique cinema and sit down in comfort at the best and oldest cinema in the UK.

  • Indoor Activity
  • 1-2 Hours

47-49 Station St, Birmingham B5 4DY, UK

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