Stories from the Electric Cinema Club

With thanks to everyone who has allowed us to use their words.

IMPERIAL/ELECTRIC CONTRACT OCTOBER 1969

The official signed agreement between the Electric Cinema Club and Deanville Investments who owned the Imperial

THIS IS THE ELECTRIC!

The Electric Cinema Club is the only survivor of a group of independent, specialist cinemas which sprang up in...

THE ELECTRIC’S FAITHFUL FLICKER...

Happy Birthday to the Electric Cinema, seventy years old next Friday – which makes it the longest-serving purpose-built cinema...

LONDON ALTERNATIVE MAGAZINE

Freebie listings mag with article on London's independent cinema scene, marking the week the Electric Cinema Club finally closed it's doors for good in October 1983.

THE ELECTRIC & WW1

Dave Hucker's History Part 2: The Electric and World War 1.

A PROJECTIONIST’S MEMOIR

You didn’t need to be of a nervous disposition to think the projection box at the Electric could be a spooky place...

THE ELECTRIC’S SPARK FADES OUT...

Ed Vulliamy on the long-loved, historically important cinema that has seen as much drama off screen as on....

DEANNE TAYLOR OBITUARY

Co-founder of the club.

ELECTRIC CINEMA DECLARATION

Copy of the original declaration of intent by John McWilliams, Deanne Taylor and Roger Cross having signed an agreement with the Imperial in October 1969 to programme late-night films.

THIS IS THE ELECTRIC?

Many things have been said about the Electric, some of them repeatable. Unfortunately, only those in print have...

SAVE THE ELECTRIC CINEMA CLUB

Handout for the 1983 Save the Electric Cinema Club, with plans to run it as a co--op, including a running costs breakdown. Unfortunately the campaign failed.

BEFORE THE ELECTRIC

Dave Hucker's History Part 1: Before the Electric.

FROM THE EDWARDIAN TO THE AVANTE-GARDE

Dave Hucker's History Part 3: From the Edwardian to the Avant-Garde

EXHIBITION AT KENSINGTON LIBRARY.

Jim Nelson's notes to accompany an exhibition he held at Kensington Library on the history of the cinema. Oct 1984

CINEMATIC, PSYCHEDELIC, MACROBIOTIC.

A memoir by Deanne Taylor, co-founder of the Electric Cinema Club

Three articles by Jim Nelson, Geoff Andrew and Peter Howden from Picture House  (Winter 1994/95), the Cinema Theatre Association magazine.

"Survival of a Fleapit" — article by Jim Nelson from Picture House  (Winter 1994/95), the Cinema Theatre Association magazine.

"Charlie Trousers, faulty drains & other Electric highlights" — article by Geoff Andrew from Picture House (Winter 1994/95), the Cinema Theatre Association magazine.

"Fun to run a cinema" — article by Peter Howden from Picture House  (Winter 1994/95), the Cinema Theatre Association magazine.

ELECTRIC 100 YEARS CELEBRATION BROCHURE by Mandy Kean, Soho House Group