Hidden Spaces Revealed

Check out the hidden spaces of Birmingham via The Iron Room

The Iron Room

A couple of weeks ago I went along to one of the Hidden Spaces events – a behind the scenes tour of The Electric Cinema. It started with a fascinating talk by the Manager, and his enthusiasm not just for the Electric, but for the history of cinema, made for a really interesting look through the past 100 years of the theatre.

Over the years The Electric has been a silent movie theatre, a news theatre, even an adult theatre, moving through all these phases in the history of British cinema to its current revival showing a wide range of popular blockbusters which allows them to show foreign and art-house films alongside.

Birmingham Building Plan The Electric 1936 [66013] Birmingham Building Plan: The Electric 1936 [BBP 66013] (The Tatler Theatre as it was then known) The behind the scenes tour that followed was equally as unexpected, finding a hidden recording studio in the basement, and a huge…

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