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“Watch the latest releases in style and comfort.”
Review of Electric Cinema

Electric Cinema
Ranked #4 of 65 Fun & Games in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Warwickshire
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Watch the latest releases in style and comfort.”
Reviewed February 5, 2012

You can book standard seats or book your own sofa. It's licensed and you can text your order to the waiter, what more could you want, it's the next best thing to a 10 foot screen in your house!

Visited January 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“How cinema should be.”
Reviewed February 5, 2012

I've been to this gem of a cinema loads, and I love it. I would reccommend everyone to have a night out here.

Visited October 2011
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Birmingham
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great!”
Reviewed February 2, 2012

So old school, i love it! Food and drinks delivered to you by text! cocktails or a cup of tea, nibbles, and great comfy sofas! would definately recommend!

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Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Must for any cinephile”
Reviewed January 27, 2012

The electric merges with its surroundings so well that if you are not looking for it, you might walk by it.

Inside it's like a whole different world. A sort of old world charm. Old style movie stubs. Drinks served in glasses. People whom you could have an actual intellectual conversation on film makes this a great cinema.

It's also the oldest working cinema in UK. The two screens are great and there is a certain cozy feeling throughout the cinema.

Different from the run-of-the-mill cinema chains, The Electric is an experience like no other.

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Port Gaverne, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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“Very pleasant moviegoing experience”
Reviewed January 27, 2012

A friend who lives a little distance away and I were making plans to meet up and watch "The Artist" and have a day of general catching up and we ended up choosing The Electric as the cinema - given its age and history, perhaps an appropriate venue.

The experience was pretty positive on the whole. The tiny lobby containing the box office and concessions window was full of people because when we got there, there was only one person on duty who was having to go between windows to sell tickets and drinks/food. That eased somewhat once somebody else came on the scene.

We'd pre-booked a sofa seat for the showing which meant we were given a menu with our splendidly old-fashioned "Admit One" tickets. The menu was the choice of food and drinks which could've been ordered by SMS during the show for delivery to your sofa. We didn't try it out. I suppose the whole silent movie being fully visual made it less desirable to be taking your eyes off the screen; with a normal movie you can follow the dialogue without necessarily needing the visuals.

Snacks were decent value and didn't include popcorn or fountain drink. We had tortilla chips, olives and chorizo, beers and some absinthe served with a proper absinthe fountain. Not bad for an early afternoon matinee!

I tried the normal seats before we left and they were unremarkable but the experience of the sofas, even for the extra cost (£12 or thereabouts) was well worth it and I for one would be very happy to visit here again.

Visited January 2012
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