From 23 November – 16 December, three arches in the Mayfield depot will be transformed into Manchester’s largest ever experiential cinema!
Entering through a Narnia-inspired wardrobe, visitors will emerge into a magical enchanted forest full of festive surprises, which will transport guests to a fairy-tale cinema and street food venue. The cinema features a 33 foot wide screen and high quality digital projector to give the very best experience possible. In the cinema, a range of seating will include giant bean bags, and while people are encouraged to dress warmly for the winter weather, there will also be blankets on offer to snuggle under which will keep audience’s toasty – and which will be donated to the city’s homeless after the final screening.
Films will be screened every Friday, Saturday and Sunday with matinee screenings of children’s favourites at weekends. Find the full listings here.
The phenomenon that is The Greatest Showman will be brought to life in colourful fashion with stilt walkers, fire breathers and a fabulous choir creating a fully immersive experience. And there will also be sing-along screenings.
The Love Actually weekend takes the yuletide feelgood favourite and adds the superb seasonal sound of a live gospel choir as well as some action surprises!
And the Christmas Classics weeks features a host of heart-warming, thrilling and hilarious favourites including Home Alone, The Holiday, Elf, Die Hard, The Polar Express and Gremlins.
Along with the seasonal blockbusters and family favourites, there will also be an array of festive installations along Temperance Street, as well as a delicious selection of food hosted by some of the UK’s finest restaurants and food trucks, live music and dancers, and a unique bar experience with a selection of exclusive Christmas Cocktails and mulled wines.
Book early to avoid disappointment!
The Greatest Showman
Friday 14 December
Date: Thursday 6 December, Saturday 15 December
Time: Thursday 7pm, Saturday 9pm
Date: Friday 7 December, Saturday 8 December, Saturday 15 December
Time: Friday, 6pm; Saturday 8, 9pm; Saturday 15, 5.30pm
Date: Friday 7 December
The Polar Express
Date: Saturday 8 December, Saturday 15 December
Date: Saturday 8 December, Friday 14 December
Time: Saturday 5.30pm, Friday 6pm
Home Alone 2
Date: Sunday 9 December
Date: Thursday 13 December
Santa Claus The Movie
Date: Sunday 16 December