Here’s when Birmingham’s Electric Cinema is reopening

The prestigious venue has been closed since March 2020, but the reopening date has now been confirmed
The Electric Cinema, BirminghamThe Electric Cinema, Birmingham
The Electric Cinema, Birmingham

The Electric Cinema in Birmingham is set to reopen for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

The independent cinema closed its doors in March 2020, but will reopen later this month.

The Electric is one of the oldest cinemas in the UK, and will reopen on January 21.

Tickets will go on sale today (January 11) for screenings at the cinema.

The first two films to be shown will be Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast and Nightmare Alley.

A post on the Electric’s social media pages, read: “Good news for a Monday morning. Opening date 21 January.

“Tickets go on sale tomorrow for Belfast and Nightmare Alley. We can’t wait to see this wonderous look on everyone’s faces when they get back to The Electric.”

‘We can’t wait to be back’

Following the announcement, many people took to Facebook to express their joy at the famous cinema reopening.

Commenting on the post, one person wrote: “Can’t wait to watch a film on one of your lovely sofas with a glass of wine.”

Another said: “Fab news! Adore The Electric Cinema! Wishing you all the very best for the grand opening.”

The UK’s oldest working cinema, The Electric opened in Station Street in 1909, showing its first silent film on 27 December of that year.

After closing in 2020, it was announced in November last year that the cinema would reopen under new ownership, with Kevin Markwick taking over the reins.

His daughter Katie Marwick will manage the venue.

Find out how to get tickets, here.

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