The best movies currently showing in Manchester cinemas
Updated 13 July 2018
Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1958 masterpiece gets a 60th anniversary cinema re-release. James Stewart stars as a San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife (Kim Novak), all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her
1972 Austrian film noir "Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter" in which a goalkeeper is sent off during a game, only to leave the pitch to go and spend the night with a cinema cashier. German with English subtitles.
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.
RELEASED JUL 25th: 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.
British drama, set in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, in which a super close mother and daughter are excited for their new life in a new town. Determined to make a success of things after a tricky start, they soon become frenemies with their neighbours. Starring Lily Newmark and Joanna Scanlan.
Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin star in the sequel to the 2015 masterpiece in which the CIA are involved in a drug war on the US-Mexico border which has escalated with the cartels now trafficking terrorists across the US border.
RELEASED AUG 3rd: 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
LAST CHANCE TO SEE: Ron Howard's Star Wars spin off, set in a dark criminal underworld where Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion. Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton and Paul Bettany
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
Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin star in this true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.
RELEASED JUL 20th: Jodie Foster action thriller set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, where a nurse runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals. Also starring Jeff Goldblum, Charlie Day, Sofia Boutella, Dave Bautista, and Sterling K. Brown
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.
Horror from Sergio G. Sánchez, the writer of "The Orphanage", in which a young man and his three younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.
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
Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson star in this British drama, set in a small town in 1959 England. It is the story of a woman who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop, a decision which becomes a political minefield.
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.