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Electric Cinema

47-49 Station Street, Birmingham B5 4DY, England
+44 121 643 7879
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Attended a lunchtime viewing of the Woody Allen film 'Manhattan'. Quaint box office. Had a sofa for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jill B
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
A must for cinema lovers!

We loved this cinema. It's small and really cosy. Love the fact that they don't have a normal... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
KirstyGriff
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 11:30 - 00:30
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47-49 Station Street, Birmingham B5 4DY, England
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+44 121 643 7879
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Attended a lunchtime viewing of the Woody Allen film 'Manhattan'. Quaint box office. Had a sofa for two. Snacks & drinks ordered at the bar or by text from your sofa, delivered to your seat. Mixed deli platter followed by a dish of chocolate, fruit...More

Thank Jill B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved this cinema. It's small and really cosy. Love the fact that they don't have a normal concession stand. Instead they have a bar that sells soft, alcoholic and hot drinks and also snacks like cakes etc. The seating options are great. The front...More

Thank KirstyGriff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to the 1920's Parisian theme night and it was splendid. The chap in charge gave everyone individual attention and all the other staff were friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is great and so was the Absynthe.... Warning: the big lounger chairs at the...More

Thank JW0408
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Electric Cinema on recommendation and wasn't disappointed at all. Intimate friendly venue with great atmosphere. Brilliant view from main seats so don't worry about it being small best views ever. can't wait to go back and try the settees.

Thank Sara T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love cinema - always have done - but find that I miss most of the dialogue because of the way the sound is presented (not sure what it is, but there we go). Not so in the Electric. Seated in one of their oh-so-comfy...More

Thank Anna B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the early evening showing of Their Finest and as it was a birthday treat for my husband I booked a sofa which allows you to text a food and drinks order to the bar and it's delivered to you. We loved it....More

Thank Lynne743
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a sofa, We had beer, We had the option of gooey cake (but declined due to waistline!) and a fabulous film

Thank Roof J M
Reviewed 27 March 2017

A nostalgic cinema in the heart of the city, often showing minority interest films. Although the general feel of the cinema is pleasant, nice seating with drinks and snacks available, the big let down is the awful foul smelling mens toilets (don't know if the...More

Thank Nick477
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Everything about this cinema is special, from the warm welcome, great choice of drinks and nibbles, luxury sofa seats, waiter service...just can't fault it! If you're after a wonderful relaxed few hours watching a film, this is the place to go!

Thank Klara M
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend visiting this iconic cinema that is just one of those places you have to visit if in the area so just relax watch a movie and enjoy the experience!

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jimjamz3
Are the drinks and nibbles expensive
28 November 2016|
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Response from dizzywytche1964 | Reviewed this property |
Very well priced not the usual cinema food. dips and crisps are gorgeous
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Warren M
Where is the best place to park your car when visiting The Electric?
3 April 2015|
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Response from macbrummagen |
There is an NCP car park 3 mins walk from the cinema opposite the Victoria pub. The cinema will verify your ticket and reduce the fee to £3 for up to 5 hours.
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angela1tom
Is there any pubs or bars near the cinema as would like to go out afterwards for a few bevies x
21 February 2015|
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Response from macbrummagen |
The John Bright St area (around 5 mins walk hosts a variety of drinking establishments, the Victoria pub for an upmarket traditional pub experience, the Brewdog for craft beer etc, Cherry Reds café bar for continental beers... More
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