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  • The Graduate: 50th Anniversary

    Until Thu 29th June

    Mike Nichols' singular 1960s romantic drama hits fifty, starring Dustin Hoffman as a naive college student seduced by an older woman. Read more

  • Mad To Be Normal

    Until Thu 29th June

    David Tennant stars in this excellent biopic as controversial Scottish psychatrist RD Laing, who caused outrage in the medical profession by using 'self-healing' and LSD to treat the mentally ill. Read more

  • Withnail & I: 30th Anniversary

    Sun 25th & Tue 27th June

    Mark thirty years of going on holiday by mistake, the finest wines known to humanity and firm young carrots with Bruce Robinson's caustic cult classic. Read more

  • Whitney: Can I Be Me

    Until Wed 28th June

    Controversial filmmaker Nick Broomfield delves into the life and career of Whitney Houston, including previously unseen footage. Read more

  • Wonder Woman

    Until Thu 29th June

    Gal Gadot wields her golden shield as the DC Universe welcomes Amazonian superhero Wonder Woman to the fold. Read more

  • Churchill

    Until Thu 29th June

    Brian Cox gives a sterling performance as Winston Churchill, playing him in the stressful days leading up to the 1944 D Day landings. Read more

Next 7 Days

  • The Graduate: 50th Anniversary

    Until Thu 29th June

    Mike Nichols' singular 1960s romantic drama hits fifty, starring Dustin Hoffman as a naive college student seduced by an older woman. Read more

  • Mad To Be Normal

    Until Thu 29th June

    David Tennant stars in this excellent biopic as controversial Scottish psychatrist RD Laing, who caused outrage in the medical profession by using 'self-healing' and LSD to treat the mentally ill. Read more

  • Withnail & I: 30th Anniversary

    Sun 25th & Tue 27th June

    Mark thirty years of going on holiday by mistake, the finest wines known to humanity and firm young carrots with Bruce Robinson's caustic cult classic. Read more

  • Whitney: Can I Be Me

    Until Wed 28th June

    Controversial filmmaker Nick Broomfield delves into the life and career of Whitney Houston, including previously unseen footage. Read more

  • Wonder Woman

    Until Thu 29th June

    Gal Gadot wields her golden shield as the DC Universe welcomes Amazonian superhero Wonder Woman to the fold. Read more

  • Churchill

    Until Thu 29th June

    Brian Cox gives a sterling performance as Winston Churchill, playing him in the stressful days leading up to the 1944 D Day landings. Read more

  • Trash Film Night presents Theodore Rex

    Wed 28th June

    Whoopi Goldberg teams up with a jeans wearing dinosaur to solve a crime in the future. Yes, Trash Film Night is back! Read more

  • Baby Driver

    Wed 28th June to Thu 6th July

    A talented young getaway driver has to think smart to save both his life and his love in writer-director Edgar Wright's fast and furious action comedy. Read more

  • In This Corner Of The World

    Wed 28th June

    Sunao Katabuchi's acclaimed anime feature takes audiences to Hiroshima in 1944 during WWII for the inspiring story of a young woman surviving in a war-torn country. Read more

  • Conjurer's Kitchen presents Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban

    Thu 29th June

    Join Conjurer's Kitchen for a family friendly screening of Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban which mixes food, film and magic. Read more

  • Alone In Berlin

    Fri 30th June to Thu 6th July

    Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson fight the system with a campaign of anti-Nazi propaganda in this gripping drama set in 1940s Berlin. Read more

  • Risk

    Fri 30th June to Thu 6th July

    Director Laura Poitras takes viewers into the headlines with a portrait of the slippery Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and the internet's impact on global politics. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Superman

    Sun 2nd July

    Richard Donner delivers what's still one of the best superhero films ever made, as Christopher Reeve takes to the skies to fight Gene Hackman's villainous Lex Luthor. Read more

All Films & Events

  • The Graduate: 50th Anniversary

    Until Thu 29th June

    Mike Nichols' singular 1960s romantic drama hits fifty, starring Dustin Hoffman as a naive college student seduced by an older woman. Read more

  • Mad To Be Normal

    Until Thu 29th June

    David Tennant stars in this excellent biopic as controversial Scottish psychatrist RD Laing, who caused outrage in the medical profession by using 'self-healing' and LSD to treat the mentally ill. Read more

  • Withnail & I: 30th Anniversary

    Sun 25th & Tue 27th June

    Mark thirty years of going on holiday by mistake, the finest wines known to humanity and firm young carrots with Bruce Robinson's caustic cult classic. Read more

  • Whitney: Can I Be Me

    Until Wed 28th June

    Controversial filmmaker Nick Broomfield delves into the life and career of Whitney Houston, including previously unseen footage. Read more

  • Wonder Woman

    Until Thu 29th June

    Gal Gadot wields her golden shield as the DC Universe welcomes Amazonian superhero Wonder Woman to the fold. Read more

  • Churchill

    Until Thu 29th June

    Brian Cox gives a sterling performance as Winston Churchill, playing him in the stressful days leading up to the 1944 D Day landings. Read more

  • Trash Film Night presents Theodore Rex

    Wed 28th June

    Whoopi Goldberg teams up with a jeans wearing dinosaur to solve a crime in the future. Yes, Trash Film Night is back! Read more

  • Baby Driver

    Wed 28th June to Thu 6th July

    A talented young getaway driver has to think smart to save both his life and his love in writer-director Edgar Wright's fast and furious action comedy. Read more

  • In This Corner Of The World

    Wed 28th June

    Sunao Katabuchi's acclaimed anime feature takes audiences to Hiroshima in 1944 during WWII for the inspiring story of a young woman surviving in a war-torn country. Read more

  • Conjurer's Kitchen presents Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban

    Thu 29th June

    Join Conjurer's Kitchen for a family friendly screening of Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban which mixes food, film and magic. Read more

  • Alone In Berlin

    Fri 30th June to Thu 6th July

    Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson fight the system with a campaign of anti-Nazi propaganda in this gripping drama set in 1940s Berlin. Read more

  • Risk

    Fri 30th June to Thu 6th July

    Director Laura Poitras takes viewers into the headlines with a portrait of the slippery Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and the internet's impact on global politics. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Superman

    Sun 2nd July

    Richard Donner delivers what's still one of the best superhero films ever made, as Christopher Reeve takes to the skies to fight Gene Hackman's villainous Lex Luthor. Read more

  • Cans Film Festival: L.A Confidential with Friels Cider

    Wed 5th July

    Curtis Hanson's neo-noir crime classic about three very different cops caught up in high level intrigue screens at The Electric this summer, with Friels Cider supplying the refreshments. Read more

  • The Best Exotic Indian Wine Tasting

    Thu 6th July

    The Birmingham Civic Society mark their centenary by hosting a lip smacking screening of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, featuring wines from India's Nasik Valley. Read more

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Fri 7th to Thu 13th July

    Tom Holland dons the Spidey suit to take on Michael Keaton's nefarious Vulture, with Robert Downey Jnr.'s Tony Stark as his mentor. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Rocky

    Sun 9th July

    Sylvester Stallone burst onto the scene with this Oscar wining underdog story of a down at heel boxer given a shot at the big time. Read more

  • Sofia Coppola's La Traviata

    Sun 9th July

    Haute couture meets Hollywood as director Sofia Coppola collaborates with designer Valentino for this lavish production of Verdi's classic opera. Read more

  • Cans Film Festival: From Russia With Love with North Brewing Co

    Thu 13th July

    Sean Connery once again takes on SPECTRE in the second ever Bond film, with Leeds based brewery North Brewing Co providing the alcoholic refreshments. Read more

  • The Beguiled

    Fri 14th to Thu 20th July

    Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst star in director Sofia Coppola's atmospheric melodrama about a Southern boarding school thrown into chaos by the arrival of an injured soldier. Read more

  • War For The Planet Of The Apes

    From Fri 14th July

    It's all out war as Caesar and his apes face off against Woody Harrelson's ruthless colonel in a fight to determine the future of both their species. Read more

  • NT Live: Angels In America Part 1 - Millennium Approaches

    Thu 20th July

    Andrew Garfield stars in part one of the National Theatre's new adaptation of the multi award winning Tony Kushner play set in the mid 1980s during Reagan's presidency and the AIDS crisis. Read more

  • Dunkirk

    From Fri 21st July

    'What has happened is a colossal military disaster...' Christopher Nolan animates history with an epic retelling of the rescue of 400,000 Allied troops, showing the operation on land, sea and air. Read more

  • NT Live: Angels In America Part 2 - Perestroika

    Thu 27th July

    Denise Gough stars in part two of the National Theatre's new adaptation of the multi award winning Tony Kushner play set in the mid 1980s during Reagan's presidency and the AIDS crisis. Read more

  • Quatermass & The Pit

    Fri 28th July, Sat 29th July & Wed 2nd Aug

    One of the smartest science fiction films ever written, Nigel Kneale's 1967 feature stars Andrew Keir as a professor investigating a collection of mysterious skeletons. Read more

  • The Ghoul + director Q&A

    Fri 28th July

    Director Gareth Tunley joins us for a preview screening of his Ben Wheatley produced 'psycho-magical thriller' about a homicide detective who starts to question his own identity. Read more

  • Shock & Gore Party: Dawn Of The Dead (1978)

    Fri 28th July

    A late night screening of George A. Romero's 1978 horror satire Dawn Of The Dead, preceded by shorts, music, cocktails and bi screen videogaming. Read more

  • Shock & Gore Party: Shaun Of The Dead

    Fri 28th July

    A late night screening of Edgar Wright's cult rom-zom-com Shaun Of The Dead, preceded by shorts, music, cocktails and big screen videogaming. Read more

  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer: 20th Anniversary Shindig

    Sat 29th July

    Shock & Gore marks twenty years of Buffy and the Scooby Gang with a special night of slaying, smart quips and sushi pyjamas. Read more

  • Hounds Of Love

    Sat 29th July

    Debut Australian director Ben Young delivers a brutal three way drama about the power plays between a murderous couple and their latest victim. Read more

  • Multiple Maniacs

    Sat 29th July

    Robbery, murder, blasphemy and lobster rape. John Waters' shocking 1970 feature Multiple Maniacs has it all. Read more

  • The Witches

    Sun 30th July

    Anjelica Houston eats up the screen in Nicolas Roeg's marvellous adaptation of the wickedly weird Roald Dahl novel. Read more

  • Raising Cain: Director's Cut

    Sun 30th July

    A rare theatrical screening of the director's cut of Brian De Palma's gloriously over-the-top split personality thriller. Read more

  • Conjurer's Kitchen presents The Wicker Man: Final Cut

    Sun 30th July

    Food artist Annabel de Vetten delivers another unique culinary screening, this time featuring food and drink inspired by Robin Hardy's British folk horror classic. Read more

  • Taxi Driver

    Sun 30th July to Thu 3rd Aug

    Robert De Niro washes the scum off the streets in Martin Scorsese's nihilistic 1970s masterpiece. Read more

  • The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue

    Sun 30th July

    Jorge Grau's Spanish Italian co-production is one of the hidden gems of the zombie genre, a Euro horror with style to spare. Read more

  • Godzilla (1954)

    Mon 31st July

    Made in 1954 and a fierce indictment of the atomic age, the original Godzilla is still the monster movie to beat. Read more

  • King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

    Mon 31st July

    The King Of Monsters takes on The Eighth Wonder Of The World in this super monster smackdown from original Godzilla director Ishiro Honda. Read more

  • Shock & Gore 2017 Short Film Showcase

    Tue 1st Aug

    Join us for our annual Shock & Gore short film showcase, sure to feature plenty of perverse cinematic imagery. Read more

  • Martyrs + intro

    Tue 1st Aug

    Author Alex Davis introduces a screening of Pascal Laugier's acclaimed 2008 horror, a key title in the New French Extremity movement. Read more

  • Synthetic Flesh/Rotten Blood: The Turn to Gruesomeness in American Horror Films (1931-1936)

    Wed 2nd Aug

    Mad scientists. Sadistic torture. Maniac killers. Join author and film critic Jon Towlson on a graphic journey through 'pre-Code' 1930s horror cinema. Read more

  • Very Bad Things

    Wed 2nd Aug

    Reprehensible. Mean-spirited. Tasteless. Peter Berg’s 1998 blacker-than-black comedy is an amoral delight, featuring Christian Slater on deliciously charismatic form. Read more

  • Jacob Epstein: Rebel Angel + intro

    Thu 3rd Aug

    A screening of the 1987 documentary Jacob Epstein: Rebel Angel to mark 70 years since Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery added Epstein's Lucifer statue to their collection. Read more

  • From Dusk Till Dawn whisky tasting with Woodford Reserve

    Thu 3rd Aug

    Join The Birmingham Whisky Club and Woodford Reserve for a whisky infused screening of Robert Rodriguez’s demented 1996 vampire horror From Dusk Till Dawn. Read more

  • Genocidal Organ

    Thu 3rd Aug

    A brutal dystopian sci-fi thriller set in a world of endless genocide, Genocidal Organ is Japanese anime at its most thought-provoking. Read more

  • It Comes At Night

    Fri 4th to Sun 6th Aug

    Imagine the end of the world. Now imagine something worse. A paranoid family faces mounting terror in Trey Edward Shults' critically acclaimed psychological horror. Read more

  • RSC Live From Stratford: Titus Andronicus

    Wed 9th Aug

    Blanche McIntyre directs one of Shakespeare's most gruesome plays, a revenge tragedy set in a morally corrupt society. Read more

  • Cans Film Festival: Goodfellas with Brooklyn Lager

    Thu 10th & Sun 13th Aug

    Crack open a can of Brooklyn lager and enjoy Martin Scorsese's definitive gangster movie as part of The Electric's summer Cans film festival. Read more

  • The Darjeeling Limited cocktail tasting with Paul John Indian Single Malt

    Thu 17th Aug

    The Birmingham Whisky Club and Paul John Indian Single Malt present a 'taste-along' screening of Wes Anderson's award-winning comedy The Darjeeling Limited. Read more

  • Cans Film Festival: Twin Town with Tiny Rebel Cwtch

    Thu 24th Aug

    Grab a can of Tiny Rebel beer and enjoy a Welsh cult classic, starring real life brothers Rhys and Llyr Ifans as two rebellious siblings who get involved with some dangerous small time gangsters. Read more

  • Cans Film Festival: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly with Gunslinger IPA

    Sun 27th Aug

    Sling back a can of Gunslinger IPA and settle down for Sergio Leone's epic 1966 western, featuring Clint Eastwood's legendary Man With No Name. Read more

  • NT Live: Yerma

    Thu 31st Aug

    Billie Piper reprises her award winning performance in Simon Stone's radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. Read more

  • Cans Film Festival: Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas with Flying Dog Easy IPA

    Thu 7th Sep

    Terry Gilliam's mind-bending adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's 70s travelogue is accompanied by the Flying Dog Brewery's suitably esoteric Easy IPA. Read more

  • David Gilmour: Live At Pompeii

    Wed 13th Sep

    David Gilmour presents an audio-visual spectacular in a Roman amphitheatre for this recorded concert, featuring a number of Pink Floyd classics. Read more

  • Black Sabbath: The End Of The End

    Thu 28th Sep to Thu 5th Oct

    The End Of The End is the story of Black Sabbath's final, emotionally charged concert in Birmingham, bringing down the curtain on a career that spans almost half a century. Read more

  • RSC Live From Stratford: Coriolanus

    Wed 11th Oct

    Angus Jackson directs a visceral, battle hardened production of Coriolanus for the RSC, with Sope Dirisu in the lead. Read more

Cinematic Time Machine

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Superman

    Sun 2nd July

    Richard Donner delivers what's still one of the best superhero films ever made, as Christopher Reeve takes to the skies to fight Gene Hackman's villainous Lex Luthor. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Rocky

    Sun 9th July

    Sylvester Stallone burst onto the scene with this Oscar wining underdog story of a down at heel boxer given a shot at the big time. Read more

Live Theatre Screenings

Shock & Gore

  • Quatermass & The Pit

    Fri 28th July, Sat 29th July & Wed 2nd Aug

    One of the smartest science fiction films ever written, Nigel Kneale's 1967 feature stars Andrew Keir as a professor investigating a collection of mysterious skeletons. Read more

  • The Ghoul + director Q&A

    Fri 28th July

    Director Gareth Tunley joins us for a preview screening of his Ben Wheatley produced 'psycho-magical thriller' about a homicide detective who starts to question his own identity. Read more

  • Shock & Gore Party: Dawn Of The Dead (1978)

    Fri 28th July

    A late night screening of George A. Romero's 1978 horror satire Dawn Of The Dead, preceded by shorts, music, cocktails and bi screen videogaming. Read more

  • Shock & Gore Party: Shaun Of The Dead

    Fri 28th July

    A late night screening of Edgar Wright's cult rom-zom-com Shaun Of The Dead, preceded by shorts, music, cocktails and big screen videogaming. Read more

  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer: 20th Anniversary Shindig

    Sat 29th July

    Shock & Gore marks twenty years of Buffy and the Scooby Gang with a special night of slaying, smart quips and sushi pyjamas. Read more

  • Hounds Of Love

    Sat 29th July

    Debut Australian director Ben Young delivers a brutal three way drama about the power plays between a murderous couple and their latest victim. Read more

  • Multiple Maniacs

    Sat 29th July

    Robbery, murder, blasphemy and lobster rape. John Waters' shocking 1970 feature Multiple Maniacs has it all. Read more

  • The Witches

    Sun 30th July

    Anjelica Houston eats up the screen in Nicolas Roeg's marvellous adaptation of the wickedly weird Roald Dahl novel. Read more

  • Raising Cain: Director's Cut

    Sun 30th July

    A rare theatrical screening of the director's cut of Brian De Palma's gloriously over-the-top split personality thriller. Read more

  • Conjurer's Kitchen presents The Wicker Man: Final Cut

    Sun 30th July

    Food artist Annabel de Vetten delivers another unique culinary screening, this time featuring food and drink inspired by Robin Hardy's British folk horror classic. Read more

  • Taxi Driver

    Sun 30th July to Thu 3rd Aug

    Robert De Niro washes the scum off the streets in Martin Scorsese's nihilistic 1970s masterpiece. Read more

  • The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue

    Sun 30th July

    Jorge Grau's Spanish Italian co-production is one of the hidden gems of the zombie genre, a Euro horror with style to spare. Read more

  • Godzilla (1954)

    Mon 31st July

    Made in 1954 and a fierce indictment of the atomic age, the original Godzilla is still the monster movie to beat. Read more

  • King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

    Mon 31st July

    The King Of Monsters takes on The Eighth Wonder Of The World in this super monster smackdown from original Godzilla director Ishiro Honda. Read more

  • Shock & Gore 2017 Short Film Showcase

    Tue 1st Aug

    Join us for our annual Shock & Gore short film showcase, sure to feature plenty of perverse cinematic imagery. Read more

  • Martyrs + intro

    Tue 1st Aug

    Author Alex Davis introduces a screening of Pascal Laugier's acclaimed 2008 horror, a key title in the New French Extremity movement. Read more

  • Synthetic Flesh/Rotten Blood: The Turn to Gruesomeness in American Horror Films (1931-1936)

    Wed 2nd Aug

    Mad scientists. Sadistic torture. Maniac killers. Join author and film critic Jon Towlson on a graphic journey through 'pre-Code' 1930s horror cinema. Read more

  • Very Bad Things

    Wed 2nd Aug

    Reprehensible. Mean-spirited. Tasteless. Peter Berg’s 1998 blacker-than-black comedy is an amoral delight, featuring Christian Slater on deliciously charismatic form. Read more

  • Jacob Epstein: Rebel Angel + intro

    Thu 3rd Aug

    A screening of the 1987 documentary Jacob Epstein: Rebel Angel to mark 70 years since Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery added Epstein's Lucifer statue to their collection. Read more

  • From Dusk Till Dawn whisky tasting with Woodford Reserve

    Thu 3rd Aug

    Join The Birmingham Whisky Club and Woodford Reserve for a whisky infused screening of Robert Rodriguez’s demented 1996 vampire horror From Dusk Till Dawn. Read more

  • Genocidal Organ

    Thu 3rd Aug

    A brutal dystopian sci-fi thriller set in a world of endless genocide, Genocidal Organ is Japanese anime at its most thought-provoking. Read more

  • It Comes At Night

    Fri 4th to Sun 6th Aug

    Imagine the end of the world. Now imagine something worse. A paranoid family faces mounting terror in Trey Edward Shults' critically acclaimed psychological horror. Read more

Coming Soon

  • War For The Planet Of The Apes

    From Fri 14th July

    It's all out war as Caesar and his apes face off against Woody Harrelson's ruthless colonel in a fight to determine the future of both their species. Read more

  • Dunkirk

    From Fri 21st July

    'What has happened is a colossal military disaster...' Christopher Nolan animates history with an epic retelling of the rescue of 400,000 Allied troops, showing the operation on land, sea and air. Read more

Special Events & Screenings

Conjurer's Kitchen

Cans Film Festival