The best movies currently showing in Manchester cinemas
Updated 17 Aug 2019
Incredible documentary which uses never before seen artfully repurposed archival footage to look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins
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
Ari Aster horror/drama in which a couple travel to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
From 13th Sep 2019 ~ Unique Dutch documentary "Dee Sitonu a Weti" is an immersive initiation into the life of a Maroon community in the former Dutch colony of Suriname, combining stories of African ancestral traditions and escaped slavery with enacted contemporary rituals
Christian Petzold's clever French drama, widely compared to "Casablanca", and based on Anna Seghers’ novel in which a man, attempting to escape Nazi-occupied France, falls in love with the wife of a dead author whose identity he has assumed. A 1940s story filmed in modern France, the parallels are there for all to see.
Documentary about the last family using traditional methods to fish for wild Atlantic salmon off the coast of Scotland - which includes killing seals, the salmon's natural predators, causing conflict with animal activist groups Sea Shepherd and Hunt Saboteurs
From 26th Aug 2019 ~ Documentary with rare archive footage and interviews across a spectrum of historical campaigns and current activists in the United Kingdom to celebrate the LGBTQ+ Pride movement's landmark achievements
Black & white Russian music biopic that revolves around a love triangle which emerges around Zoopark vocalist Mike Naumenko, his protege - Kino's Viktor Tsoi - and his wife, in 1980's Soviet Leningrad. Director Kirill Serebrennikov, a vocal critic of Vladimir Putin, was arrested on the final week of shooting, for fraud, and had to complete post-production while under house arrest.
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
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 golds
Comedy drama from "Bend It Like Beckham" director Gurinder Chadha, set in 1987 during the austere days of Thatcher's Britain; a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen
Radcliffe's Danny Boyle returns with a Richard Curtis written comedy about a struggling musician who realises he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles. Starring Himesh Patel, Lily James, James Corden & Ed Sheeran
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
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
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.
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.