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110th Birthday Celebration with Behind the Screens Tour by Owner Tom Lawes

9th December 2019
110th Birthday Celebration with Behind the Screens Tour by Owner Tom Lawes

On the 28th of December, one day after our official 110th Birthday, join us for a 'behind the screens' tour of the UK's oldest working cinema and find out about the... read more

Telling The Other Story

23rd November 2019
Telling The Other Story

This screening of the documentary Some Stories will show what happened when fifteen Birmingham teenagers met fifteen Limerick teenagers in 2018 to swap stories from... read more

Free Screening of Cleft Lip with Director Q&A

12th November 2019
Free Screening of Cleft Lip with Director Q&A

Cleft Lip Screening + Q&A with director Erik Knudsen

Monday 25th November
Screen One
20:30pm - 23:30pm

The University of Birmingham’s Liberal Arts and Natural... read more

Food & Drink 

Bottled Beers 
San Miguel lager 
Peroni Italian lager  
Leffe Belgian blonde beer 
Hoegaarden Belgian wheat beer 
Purity Ubu ale
Ginger Joe alcoholic ginger beer
Hogan's Cider medium cider 
Old Engine Oil English porter beer


Electric Ale

Inspired by The Electric Cinema and brewed locally by Two Towers Brewery in Birmingham's historic Jewellery Quarter, we are proud to offer our very own label of bottled ale.

Rich, pale and refreshing, the ale is made using traditional methods and three English-grown hop varieties. The result is an ale with ‘zing’, supported by complex fruits, biscuit malt and toffee flavours.
Electric Ale is also available with a branded glass as a gift set from our lobby.
Wines & champagnes
We offer a number of red, white and rose wines from across the globe, including:
Alain Mecon Cabernet Sauvignon (France)
Sierra Grande Pinot Noir (Chile)
Casa Defra Pinot Grigio (Italy)
Marmesa Vineyards Chardonnay (California)
Adobe Rose Rapel Valley (Chile)
We also have three different champagnes to choose from, as well as Prosecco:
Etienne Lefèvre Grand Cru
Pommery Grand Cru Vintage 2002
Prosecco Spumante Brut, Sacchetto (Italy) - available as either a 750ml bottle or smaller 200ml bottle

Every few weeks we offer new cocktails themed around the films we are showing, plus we have a great range of house cocktails and mocktails:
Blade Rummer - Gosling's black seal rum, fresh lime, Angostura bitters & ginger ale
Last Of The Mojitos - Havana Club rum, Chartreuse liqueur, sugar syrup, fresh mint & lime topped up with soda water
Cooler Hand Luke - Monkey Shoulder whisky, lemon juice, rosemary & ginger syrup topped up with soda water
The Pink Panther (mocktail) - raspberry
puree, apple juice and lime shaken over ice

You might have noticed that we don't serve popcorn (a bit too messy), but our bar staff have gone one better by crafting our very own popcorn flavoured cocktail.
Made up of Snow Queen organic vodka, butterscotch schnapps, popcorn syrup and single cream shaken over ice, it's a delightfully unique way of enjoying popcorn at the cinema without getting sticky hands.
The Electric Cinema is proud to be associated with La Fée Absinthe. 
We are only one of a handful of establishments in the country to serve Absinthe Parisienne using a traditional fountain. 
These fountains were found in France in the 19th century and it was not uncommon to see one at each end of the bar pouring four glasses simultaneously.
Ice CreamIce creams
We offer delicious ice creams from award winning Herefordshire dairy Just Rachel (all vegetarian & gluten free):
Chocolate liqueur & truffle
White Chocolate & raspberry
Damson & sloe gin
Hazelnut praline & coffee liqueur
SnacksSavoury Snacks
Tortilla chips (gluten free, vegan)
Three different types of dip (all gluten free & vegan) - tomato salsa, plain houmous or red pepper & jalapeno 
Mixed nuts (gluten free, vegan)
Chorizo (gluten free)

We also offer a varying selection of local
homemade cakes by Faculty's Sixteen Bakery.
Recent offerings have included:

Popcorn Rocky RoadCakes

Vegan Banana Biscoff


Lemon drizzle loafs  



Fresh deli platters   
Sourced from local independent award winning suppliers, these delicious deli platters are perfect for sharing (meat & vegetarian options available)
Pitted basil & garlic olives (gluten free, vegan)
Marinated sun dried tomatoes (gluten free, vegan)
Red feta stuffed peppers (gluten free, vegetarian)
Pitta bread (vegetarian)
Sweet treats
Milk and white chocolate buttons (vegetarian)
Handmade vanilla fudge
Mixed sweets
Liquorice allsorts
Chocolate raisins (vegetarian)
Butter biscuits (vegetarian)
Sweet & nutty mix (gluten free, vegetarian)