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Writing => The Writers Circle => Topic started by: Nick on December 13, 2005, 04:59:27 AM

Title: Article suggestion
Post by: Nick on December 13, 2005, 04:59:27 AM
Here's a possible topic for an article for you, especially if you ever write about cinema and/or historic buildings. A year ago The Electric Cinema in Birmingham, England was restored by Thomas Lawes, who is the son of an old friend of mine. The building has been restored to its 1930s Art Deco look (rather than the original Edwardian).

The Electric Cinema is currently the oldest working cinema in the UK (it first opened on December 30th 1909). It is also the only independent cinema left in Birmingham, England's 'second city'. Among its many unusual features, it offers luxury sofa seating with waiter/waitress service. It's not really my territory, but I'm sure there's scope for some very interesting articles to be written about the cinema, and I'm equally sure that they would welcome any additional publicity!

Here's a bit more background for you. The restorer of the Electric Cinema is also a professional musician, and he runs the cinema's previous second screen as a sound studio. And as if all that wasn't enough, he has also produced and directed a series of low-budget horror movies, in one of which I had a small part myself (I appeared in three scenes, in the last of which I met an untimely end at the hands of a deranged gardener!).

More info about The Electric Cinema can be found on its website at If you get a definite commission, drop me a line stating the name of the publication you are writing for, and I should be able to provide you with some additional info/contact details.

Title: Re: Article suggestion
Post by: aelfwin on December 17, 2005, 04:21:19 PM
Thanks for the tip Nick. I'm starting to do a little research on the Electric Cinema. This ought to be an education all by itself. I'm in Tennessee so my research will be long distance. I'm also searching for some U.S. based travel magazines that take tours to U.K. If something comes of it I'll let you know. P.S. I'll give you a progress report soon. GA