The Oldest Cinema in the UK, The Electric is now closed!

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The Oldest Cinema in the UK, The Electric is now closed!

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The Electric Cinema in Birmingham, known as the UK’s oldest working cinema, has closed its doors. This cinema is very special because it is very old and has shown movies for 115 years. It is in Birmingham city, near two famous places: the Old Rep Theatre and The Crown pub.

The electric cinema news article
The electric cinema source Electric Cinema X account

Why did the cinema close? Right now, we do not know. People tried to ask the owner, but he did not answer. The cinema’s website says, “The Electric is now closed.” This news made many people sad.

The Electric Cinema was not just a place to watch movies. It was built in a place that used to be for taxis. It has a beautiful Art Deco style, which means it looks like art from a special time about 100 years ago.

Many people in the UK are talking about this. They say, “The UK is losing its cultural hubs to gentrification right before our eyes.” This means that as cities change to become more modern, we are losing old and special places like The Electric Cinema.

People loved this cinema for many reasons. It was old, beautiful, and a big part of the city’s history. Have you ever visited The Electric Cinema? What was it like? Many people will miss it.

We hope to learn more about why it closed. For now, we remember The Electric Cinema for all the good times people had there.

Quiz on News: The Electric Cinema is now closed!

Now, answer the questions according to the news article given above.

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