Articles About the Electric Cinema


The Electric Cinema has taken on many different incarnations in the 104 years it has been open and very little of the original building still exists. However, the Electric is part of the fabric of Birmingham, an anarchistic cocktail of culture, art and 20th Century history.

Cinema in the UK arguably became the most important means of mass entertainment in the 20th Century, a vehicle for culture, education and propaganda. 

As an affordable medium, it brought the masses together. Changes in viewing habits and technological advances can be paralleled with changes in society through that time and The Electric Cinema tells a story of society through the years with remnants of years gone by that can still be seen.

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