Historic cinema’s seafood premiere

Lobster Peninsula goes Back to the Future to give picture house new life

Following a £900,000 revamp and renovation, a new seafood restaurant has opened at Birmingham’s Futurist Cinema. The cinema, dating back to the early 1900s, is one of the oldest picture houses in the country. After laying derelict since the 1990s, the owners of the new Lobster Peninsula restaurant have kept the historic features of the building’s architecture while breathing new life into the space. There’s a bar area that can hold 60 and the main 88-cover restaurant. The top floor boasts a state-of-the-art nightclub which is open on Friday and Saturdays until 3am.


1 Anita Champaneri, Nuno Peres

2 Alev Dervish, Kavita Parmar

3 Dave Bansal, Aaron Kundi, Ravi Chandarana, Ruby Bansal

4 James Taylor, Emma Hogan, Matthew Breen, Hannah James

5 Nate Humphries, Chiara Glorioso, Genelle Aldred, Dan Kelly

6 Navneet Mangat, Dina Morar

7 Paulette Gyles-Reed, Katie Newbon, Lorraine Olley, Garry Newbon

8 Rob and Anita Yang

9 Stefan Mirea, Mailo Tablizo-Batocabe