The Electric

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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



Previous schools that have enjoyed our education tours/talks have included:

Staffordshire University
Bournville College
Golden Hillock School
5 Ways School
Heartlands School
Acorns Screening 
Arthur Terry School
Stratford College
Stratford High School



"Our students rated their visit to the Electric Cinema as the best enrichment activity they did all term. Tom's talk on how he runs the Electric stimulated plenty of questions and gave us a lot of scope for follow up work in the classroom. The scale of the Electric was something they could relate to and they really enjoyed the style and atmosphere of the place - very different from the multiplexes they are used to. A really worthwhile experience"

Nigel Sharp - Five Ways School 


"Thanks for such a great event; everyone was really knowledgeable, and all of the children commented how much they enjoyed the trip and how much they learnt ready for their exam. The tour really engaged them and they enjoyed the comfort and friendliness of the cinema. I was really pleased how accommodating you were, especially to entertain us for four hours. We hope to make this trip an annual thing and possibly a more frequent trip with other year groups."

Emma Robins - Barr Beacon School

'A massive thanks for allowing our Year 12 Media Studies students the ‘freedom’ of The Electric Cinema. We were able to explore the workings of the oldest working cinema in this country and listen to a marvellously erudite pre-film discussion/Q&A with manager Sam Bishop. It was not only a fabulous enrichment activity but the visit, discussion and film will form a crucial part of their exam case studies into Institutions & Audiences.'

Joe Stephens - St Thomas Aquinas School & Sixth Form