Electric Cinema

Electric Cinema, Birmingham: Hours, Address, Electric Cinema Reviews: 4.5/5

Electric Cinema
4.5
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Monday
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Friday
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM

4.5
719 reviews
Excellent
514
Very good
162
Average
23
Poor
16
Terrible
4

Louise G
Lowestoft, United Kingdom4 contributions
Feb 2020
Over in Brimingham for my daughter's offer holder day at the University, I wanted to see Parasite on the big screen one evening. The Electric claims to be the oldest working cinema and the screening was at 6. She went shopping nearby; I meanwhile indulged in the beautiful, bohemian atmosphere of the place. Parasite deserved the Oscar, and the cinema is charming. There's a vegan cafe nearby and a BrewDog pub - what more does anyone need?!
Written March 22, 2020
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span27
Aldridge, UK97 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
I’ve been wanting to come for quite some time now and I’m glad I finally went. The seats are a little pricey but for a special occasion it’s lovely, the service and staff are great. Loved the table service in the cinema. We had a great time
Written March 9, 2020
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Adam R
Nuneaton, UK6 contributions
Jan 2020
We went here for my birthday - an excellent evening on the sofas at the back. Fab snacks and in chair service during the film. We will be back!
Written March 8, 2020
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C E
Birmingham, UK89 contributions
Feb 2020
Let's start by saying I LOVE the Electric. It does have drawbacks, but it's just such a beautiful building and the staff are lovely. I love the themed cocktails for certain movies and the leather seats at the front with the footrests. If you sit on the sofas at the back you can text the bar and they will bring drinks during the movie. Only two small screens but it's always such a great experience. I often go early in the day and on one occasion was the only one in the screen during a pretty scary movie, which was a whole other experience. Did I mention drawbacks? Well yes, the toilets are tiny and in odd places but that's about it. I always recommend the Electric to friends and recently introduced one to it - she is now hooked! I love 3D and 4D Max, but sometimes it's nice to sit in a comfy seat and just be carried away by the movie. And on top of all that, the gorgeous art deco building and decor. Very close to New Street station and can be accessed from there easily.
Written March 4, 2020
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Havers
Jersey, UK239 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Still sat in the cinema but I had to write and say how amazing this place is. Watched Emma in Screen 2 and now waiting for Parasite (also Screen 2). You can get food and a great variety of drinks. Sofa seats and minimal ads. What is not to like. The people here are also so kind and helpful. One of the best things I’ve done in Birmingham.
Written February 28, 2020
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eviebuttons
Birmingham, UK38 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
I love the whole experience of going here. So much so, I now won’t go anywhere else. If The Electric aren’t showing a film, I don’t see it. Lovely selection of snacks and themed cocktails. Comfortable seats. Not full of noisy children. Perfect. Price reasonable for the experience. I know the whole attraction is that is is an old building but I do feel the toilets could do with a little update, even if just replacing like for like. Thank you to the staff who are always hard at work and polite and friendly.
Written February 20, 2020
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Steve C
Birmingham, UK299 contributions
Feb 2020
We have been to the Old Rep next door on numerous occasions but finally got round to visiting this little piece of history. It is so different to what we have become used to but the atmospheric intimacy of screen 2 was lovely and the seats were very comfortable.
Good job as the film did not live up to its billing. We are already looking for an opportunity to return and take advantage of the sofas and decent range of drinks and snacks
Written February 18, 2020
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The Professional Traveller
Inverness, UK89 contributions
Feb 2020
I love visiting independent cinemas and this one is apparently the oldest in the UK. It is teeny tiny with two screens and a very small foyer area. As such it was extremely busy, actually jam packed, before the film started. Thank goodness people were polite and understanding, although it was a bit confusing about who was queuing for tickets, who for the bar and who to get into the cinema. I loved the whole experience and found the seats comfortable.
Written February 13, 2020
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Midlands metal ... B
Tamworth, UK22 contributions
Feb 2020
A very nice small cinema, went to see The Lighthouse today (06:02:2020) at 12:30
and I,m very impressed tho a bit pricy. Comfy sofa at the back was great, more used to the mega size multiplex cinemas, this was a nice little change to see The Lighthouse witch is not being shown at the big cinemas.
Written February 6, 2020
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amorjon
Thornton Cleveleys, UK186 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
Saw this place purely by chance having stayed in hotel nearby but what a treasure, you can keep your Odeons and your huge cinemaplex they have nothing that this place offers, so if you want character & atmosphere whilst watching a decent choice of films then this is your place, centre of the city makes it ideal, will be back for certain.
Written January 23, 2020
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