Best cinemas in Birmingham
Best for dates
The dimly lit bar and air of extreme cool, as well as the comfy sofa seats, make the Everyman ideal. The programme is largely mainstream, though it has a touch of indie colour. But with food delivered to your seat and a well-stocked bar, it’s the sense that you’re getting more than just a movie that makes nights out there feel special.
Best for history
Welcome to the oldest working cinema in the UK. There’s a wide array of live broadcasts on offer alongside Hollywood and independent films, plus historical tours. As you’d expect, it’s great for reissues of classic films, but has also moved with the times: there’s sofa seating available and waiter service you can access by text.
Best for personality
At the Mockingbird you’ll be able to find an eclectic film programme plus a good kitchen, craft beer and special events. There are boozy brunch screenings, too – it’s given in to the inevitable and programmed a number of singalongs – as well as outdoor screenings in its courtyard in the summer.