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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


RomeoThe Electric Cinema offers a variety of educational talks and screenings to cover a wide range of subjects.

We normally offer a talk followed by a film screening (please call us to discuss film availability).  

Subjects covered can be anything from film exhibition, history of the Electric Cinema (est. 1909), and business.

Smaller groups can also receive a behind the scenes tour of our screening rooms and projection booths.

Events must be booked in advance and need to take place Monday - Friday between 9:30am and 1pm (subject to availability).  


Educational visits cost £8.20 per student+VAT with a minimum payment of £190+VAT.

Please book via -
or contact 0121 643 7879 if you have any specific enquiries.