A list of all Birmingham’s cinema screens

Here’s a list of all of Birmingham’s cinema screens (as of December 2012, January 2013 March 2015). Update Jan 2013: The Showcase Cinema in Erdington shut in January 2013. 

Update March 2015: The Giant Screen has closed and a branch of Everyman Cinema has opened (3 screens, in Mailbox, city centre). That now means Birmingham has 80 screens and 17253 seats. That’s roughly one cinema seat for every 59 people.

Here’s why this list exists: I love watching films on BIG screens. Whenever I go to a multiplex I hate finding out that the film I’m watching is actually in its smallest screen. I kind of feel cheated. So I wanted a single place where I could find out the size of a screen. Obviously size does not necessarily equal a quality cinema going experience but for me it’s 90% of it. Also, the number of seats in the auditorium doesn’t mean that the screen size is the biggest (not now that Cineworld’s LieMAX and Odeon’s ISense screens fill the whole of the back wall of their screens). Including screen size in auditorium information would be useful but most cinemas omit it.

Screen 1 in Sutton Coldfield’s cinema has the most number of seats – 592. (Link to Google doc version of this with additional info)


Cinema Screen Number Seats
Cineworld, 5 Ways 1 364
2 324
3 265
4 177
5 293
5 351
7 335
8 181
9 271
10 236
11 279
12 164
Odeon Broadway Plaza 1 362
2 478
3 478
4 362
5 127
6 219
7 219
8 127
9 100
10 149
11 149
12 135
Odeon New Street 1 161
2 270
3 219
4 172
5 138
6 136
7 106
8 66
Electric Birmingham 1 103
2 78
Midlands Arts Centre 1 150
Vue Cinema Star City 1 434
2 136
3 106
4 191
5 238
6 238
7 177
8 137
9 137
10 118
11 118
12 537
13 213
14 196
15 139
16 39
17 54
18 54
19 537
25 133
26 179
27 242
28 242
29 151
30 333
Empire Cinema Rubery 1 165
2 187
3 165
4 149
5 290
6 194
7 530
8 246
9 400
10 149
11 187
12 165
13 119
Sutton Coldfield Empire 1 592
2 135
3 100
4 329
Everyman Mailbox 1 96
2 91
3 141
80 screens  17,253 seats