• The Electric Cinema (map)
  • 51 Station St
  • Birmingham, B5 4DY
  • United Kingdom

Step behind the scenes of a vital piece of the UK's cinema history. Take a guided tour of the oldest working picture house in the country and get to grips with how a modern operation balances its history with its day to day requirements.

The tour will also include a ticket to a screening of one of the films being shown on the day.

About The Electric:

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. In 2004 the cinema was saved by local entrepreneur Tom Lawes, it is now one of the most well used and loved cultural destinations in the city.

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These tours are being provided by the Electric Cinema and include a film screening after the tour. Therefore they do incur a cost. Bookings will be made through the Electric Cinema and any questions should be directed to them. 

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An event by: Associated Architects and The Electric Cinema, Birmingham

Organised in association with: Birmingham Post and RIBA West Midlands