The best movies currently showing in Manchester cinemas
Updated 12 Oct 2018
MY TWENTIETH CENTURY
FROM OCT 24th: 1990 Hungarian drama "Az én XX. századom", in which separated twins, born in 1880 Budapest under the powder-keg Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, at the same moment Thomas Edison presents his electrical lightbulb to the world, ride an Orient Express unaware of each other. English subtitles
FROM NOV 6th: Steve McQueen's all-star thriller set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, in which four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. Starring Viola Davis, Colin Farrell, Liam Neeson, Robert Duvall, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, and Cynthia Erivo
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.
Drama in which John Cho stars as a Korean-born man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The man meets a young woman who wants to stay in Columbus with her mother, a recovering addict, instead of pursuing her own dreams.
From 2nd Nov: Mike Leigh's epic historic drama telling the story of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre where British forces attacked a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester city centre. Starring Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, and Neil Bell amongst other locals
Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy star in this cinema bipic of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Also on IMAX.
Bradley Cooper makes his directing debut and stars alongside Lady Ga Ga, making her own acting debut, in this drama about a musician who helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral
Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce and Christian Slater star in this drama, based on Meg Wolitzer's novel, in which a wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature
LAST CHANCE TO SEE: British horror starring Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter, and Charlotte Rampling in which a doctor is called to visit a crumbling manor, and then strange things begin to occur
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
Paul Feig's comedy crime drama centers around a mommy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend's sudden disappearance from their small town. Starring Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively and Henry Golding
Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, LeBron James, and Danny DeVito provide the voices in this family animation in which A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as "humans" really do exist.
Mystery thriller starring Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson, Lewis Pullman, Cynthia Erivo, and Cailee Spaeny as seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption - before everything goes to hell.
LAST CHANCE TO SEE: 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.
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.