Cineworld Birmingham

Also known as… UGC History Opened as a UGC on the 14th July 2000, the 12 screen cinema was a popular attraction in the centre of the city. It was then bought and rebranded by Cineworld in 2005. It is still going today, and has hosted multiple red carpet events for various movie premieres. Key […]

The Electric

Also known as… Electric Theatre, Select, Tatler, Jacey, Tivoli, Classic History A remarkably resilient little cinema tucked behind New Street Station, the Electric has taken on many guises during a century and more of showing films. One of Birmingham’s very first dedicated picture-houses when it opened as the Electric Theatre in late 1909, the building […]

IMAX Birmingham

Also known as… Giant Screen at Millennium Point, Millennium Point Auditorium History Officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 2001, the cinema at Millennium Point operated as an IMAX, screening a mix of educational and blockbuster titles on 70mm and 3D. In 2011 the facility was taken wholly in-house; rebranded and re-fitted as the digital-only […]

Odeon New Street

Also known as… Paramount History A landmark venue when it opened as part of the Paramount chain – on the site of the original King Edwards School on New Street – with the biggest capacity of any Birmingham cinema at the time and a famous Compton organ which emerged from beneath the stage. In 1942 […]