The UK’s oldest working cinema is due to open its second screen on the 4th July after six months of careful restoration, costing over £100,000.
Fans of the Electric will already be aware of its unique charms and the 78 seat second screen is no exception.
There are still the famous black sofa seats, with waiter service if you fancy a tipple and gourmet treat. Despite the vintage surroundings there’s nothing old fashioned about THE film-going experience – there’s a state-of-the-art digital projector, for a brighter, crisper and more stable picture. The move to digital also means there will be a much more diverse range of content from classic films to the latest intelligent mainstream releases. There’ll even be special screenings such as live opera, big sporting events and pop concerts!
Owner Tom Lawes says the hard work has been worth it “When I bought the Electric in 2004 it was desperately in need of restoration. My first priority was to get the main screen up and running again, and to create a fantastic new film-going experience. In the last 12 months we’ve been selling out regularly and I wanted to give film-goers in the region a greater choice of films. This the final stage in the Electric’s renovation and I cannot wait for the public to see this historic building in all its glory”
The Screen opens on the weekend of the 4th of July showing Oscar Nominated Mongol, Blade Runner Final Cut and Wizard of Oz in High Definition Digital Cinema.
See the website for times and ticket booking www.theelectric.co.uk