The best movies currently showing in Manchester cinemas
Updated 5 Oct 2019
Black & white drama in which a Cornish fisherman is without a boat - his brother having re-purposed it as a tourist tripper. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, he is displaced to the estate above the harbour.
From 26th Oct 2019 ~ An epic feature film in every way - Argentina’s longest ever, shot over 10 years, and broadcast over 13 hours, in four parts and six episodes. Each episode corresponds to a cinematographic genre. The first is a B-series, as the Americans used to do. The second is a musical melodrama with a hint of mystery. The third is a spy movie. The fourth is an abyss of cinema. The fifth revisits an old French film. The sixth speaks of captive women in the 19th century. Spanish with English subtitles.
Quentin Tarantino returns with this comedy, his ninth and penultimate film, about a faded television actor and his stunt double who strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age, in 1969 Los Angeles. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell and Luke Perry amongst many others
Pedro Almodóvar's Spanish drama "Dolor y gloria", starring Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz, in which a film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him. English subtitles
A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. She struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time
Brad Pitt, Liv Tyler, Tommy Lee Jones & Donald Sutherland star in James Gray's movie about an astronaut who undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe
Drama about a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner London to live with his mum. Struggling with the unfamiliar culture and values of his new environment, the teenager has to figure out which path to adulthood he wants to take.
Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, this all-star comedy drama follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. Starring Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, and Cardi B
Norwegian drama "Føniks" in which a teenager living in a modest apartment in Oslo has long acted as the responsible adult in her small family. Caring for her loving but mentally unstable mother and younger brother, she looks forward to her 14th birthday when her estranged father has arranged to visit. As she prepares for his arrival, tragedy strikes and she keeps it a secret. English subtitles
Emily Mortimer starts in this gentle Brooklyn comedy about a lazy but charming and beautiful young woman who has got used to using men to make her life easier. After finally pushing one man too far, she is forced to discover that she can live a happier life by taking responsibility for herself and not rely on those around her as easy props
Live action adptation of the animated series brings fun for all the family as Dora, the teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold
Following the events of "Avengers: Endgame", Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever. Starring Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau's CGI action remake of the Disney classic in which a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery, starring Donald Glover, Beyoncé & Seth Rogen
Drama-documentary inspired by the life and times of Caribbean war hero, judge and diplomat Ulric Cross whose amazing life spanned key moments of the 20th Century like WW2, African independence movements, Black Power, and the rise of a new brand of Black leadership around the world, events
Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba & Vanessa Kirby start in the latest instalment as lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.
Horror from the director of "Piranha 3D" in which a young woman, while attempting to save her father during a category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators
American comedy from the guys behind Superbad, in which three sixth grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party
Two years after the "remake" of the Stephen King classic horror, and 27 years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise clown, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back. Starring Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, and Bill Skarsgård
From 18th Oct 2019 ~ Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Sharon Stone, Antonio Banderas & David Schwimmer star in Steven Soderbergh's Panama Papers comedy about a widow who investigates an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of Panama City law partners exploiting the world's financial system
Guy Ritchie directs Disney's live action remake of the kindhearted street urchin who vies with a power-hungry Grand Vizier for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true. Starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud & Naomi Scott
23 screen 3D multiplex and IMAX cinema inside The Printworks in the city centre, showing all the latest blockbuster releases. Rebranded from Odeon in May 2017. With a total capacity of 4,407, screens range from 65 seats to 485.
16 screen 3D multiplex cinema inside The Great Northern Warehouse on Peter Street in the city centre, showing all the latest blockbuster releases. Rebranded from AMC in September 2017. With a total capacity of 3,257, screens range from 86 seats to 466.
Opened in 2015 when the Cornerhouse joined forces with the Library Theatre, Manchester's art house cinema is located in the city centre on First Street, just off Whitworth Street West between the Palace Theatre and Bridgewater Hall. With a total capacity of 504, there are five cinema screens, with the biggest seating 230 and the smallest just 33.
9 screen 3D cinema inside The Lowry Outlet Mall at Salford Quays, showing all the latest blockbuster releases. Located 4 miles from the city centre, it's just 15 minutes on the Metrolink from Deansgate-Castlefield to MediaCityUK. With a total capacity of 2,080, screens range from 42 seats to 500.
Privately owned, 175 seat, single screen cinema in Heaton Moor which shows the latest releases. 6 miles from the city centre, or 15 mins walk from Heaton Chapel Station (8 mins from Piccadilly). Cash only.
20 screen 3D and IMAX multiplex cinema inside The Trafford Centre, showing all the latest blockbuster releases, including 3D and Bollywood movies. With a total capacity of 3,940, screens range from 102 seats to 415.