The Electric Cinema Birmingham

July update for COVID-19

As the summer is normally our slowest period in the year, it has always been our aim to
reopen in the Autumn providing it’s safe to do so. We do not currently have an exact date.

Being fully independent and not publicly funded, the closure has been an immense financial strain on
the cinema and as such we have had to cut as many overheads as possible to reduce mounting debt.
This has included temporarily taking down the website, payment systems and telephone/internet.
We are aware that a handful of customers did not receive refunds after lockdown. Once we reopen
and are fully back online please contact us to arrange refunds or ticket transfers. Some customers
may also have time limited vouchers, these will be honoured indefinitely. Once we reopen, please
call the box office to book a film.

Taking account of social distancing rules, the cinema will operate a much reduced programming schedule
with limited capacity in the screens, increased cleaning and longer gaps between screenings.
We have now begun to restore an out of use toilet to facilitate a safer, one in, one out system, we will
provide screens between staff and customers, and queuing will happen outside the cinema and not in the
foyer. There will also be a new menu and a new website to give the cinema a refresh.

With uncertainty surrounding the ongoing pandemic, The Electric Cinema is by no means out of the woods.
We do appreciate your support and patience and hope to reopen again soon.