The best movies currently showing in Manchester cinemas
Updated 17 Aug 2018
Drama, filmed in Oldham, in which a faithful Jehovah's Witness is forced to shun her own sister because of a religious transgression. As the separation draws out, she starts to question the meaning of God's love. A strong cast with many Mancunian actors including Siobhan Finneran, Sacha Parkinson, Molly Wright, Robert Emms, Steve Evets and more
Toni Collette and Gabriel Byrne star in this terrifying horror movie in which a family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry following the death of their mother.
Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt, and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames), along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan), race against time in London, Paris and Norway after a mission gone wrong.
Two daughters from wealthy families in Paraguay have been together for over 30 years but their financial situation has worsened and they begin selling off their inherited possessions. But when their debts lead to one being imprisoned on fraud charges, the other is forced to face a new reality. Spanish with English subtitles.
RELEASED AUG 24th: Spike Lee's comedy biopic of Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, who successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter
Cannes Film Festival award-winning Northern Irish director Mark Cousins dives deep into the visual world of legendary director and actor Orson Welles in this documentary, revealing a portrait of the artist as he's never been seen before
Captivating documentary set in a Tarkovskian dream-like landscape, featuring the inhabitants of a Turkish retirement home where pranksters, artists and old casanovas seduce us to confront the true nature of time
Icelandic comedy "Undir Trénu" in which a couple's next door neighbours complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck. What starts off as a typical spat between neighbours in the suburbs unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control. Icelandic with English subtitles.
A re-release of Jacques Rivette's 1966 French classic, "La religieuse" in which a girl in 18th Century France is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Her virtue brings disaster to everyone in this faithful adaptation of a bitter attack on religious abuses by the Enlightenment philosopher Denis Diderot
Marvel Studios latest instalment sees Scott Lang balance being both a Super Hero and a father, which sees him on an urgent new mission fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past. Starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins and Hannah John-Kamen
Five years after the events of ABBA musical, "Mamma Mia!", Sophie learns about her mother's past while pregnant herself. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Cher, Andy Garcia, Stellan Skarsgård, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried, and Lily James
Ryan Renolds returns with Marvel's foul-mouthed mutant mercenary, bringing together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy of supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-travelling mutant, Cable
RELEASED AUG 22nd: Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon star in this comedy where two best friends unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.
Horror in which the rise of a third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, leads to an experiment on Staten Island where there are no laws for 12 hours and a cash incentive for anyone who stays for the duration.
LAST CHANCE TO SEE: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams and Rebecca Ferguson star in this musical biopic inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, the visionary who rose from nothing to become a worldwide sensation with the birth of show business
Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala. Starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, and Awkwafina
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.