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Behind the screens

18th May 2018
Behind the screens

Our popular 'Behind The Screens' tours are back, giving you the chance to delve into The Electric Cinema's long and tumultuous history.

Discover what part i... read more

A 35mm mystery solved

24th January 2018
A 35mm mystery solved

Our 35mm projector helped solve a cinematic mystery for one of our customers this month, who years ago purchased a small, unlabelled, dinner plate sized reel... read more

A historic unveiling

1st March 2017
A historic unveiling

February 2017 saw the grand unveiling of an official plaque from the Birmingham Civic Society confirming our status as the oldest working cinema in the UK, e... read more



We typically offer a talk followed by a film screening of your choice (subject to availability).  

Topics covered range from film exhibition, history of the Electric Cinema (est. 1909), and business.

Smaller groups can also receive a behind the scenes tour of our projection booth, which includes a 35mm projector (circa 1950s).

Educational events are booked in advance and are available Monday - Friday between 9:30am and 1pm.  


Prices: £8.50 per student / 25 minimum group size

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