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James Stewart & Kim Novak star in Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 romantic thriller - recently voted the best movie of all time in the highly prestigious BFI international critics poll. A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman. [cinema club review]
Noah Baumbach's Oscar-nominated incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson were also shortlisted for the Oscar, whilst support from Alan Alda and Laura Dern saw the latter win Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. [cinema club review]
Benny & Josh Safdie deliver an incredibly tense thriller which has seen Adam Sandler made an unlikely favourite for next year's Oscar. With his debts mounting and angry collectors closing in, a fast-talking New York City jeweler risks everything in hope of staying afloat and alive. [cinema club review]
George A. Romero's hugely influential 1968 horror movie in which a ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a bloodthirsty, flesh-eating breed of monsters who are ravaging the East Coast of the United States. [cinema club review]
Steve Coogan stars as Tony Wilson in Michael Winterbottom's 2002 hilarious true story of Factory Records, The Hacienda and the Madchester music scene. Also starring Andy Serkis, Peter Kay, Paddy Considine, Christopher Eccleston, John Simm, Shirley Henderson, Lennie James, John Thomson, Rob Brydon, Ralph Little and Dave Gorman amongst many other famous Mancunian faces. [cinema club review]
Set in Manchester, Massachusetts, rather than our hometown, Kenneth Lonergan's drama about a depressed uncle who is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after his own brother dies, won an Oscar for Casey Affleck and a nomination for Michelle Williams. [cinema club review]
Aldous Huxley and "Mary Poppins" director Robert Stevenson's 1943 adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's classic novel in which an orphan is hired by the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house, to care for his young daughter. Starring Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine. [cinema club review]
The 1988 Oscar-winning road trip drama about a selfish yuppie whose father leaves the family fortune to the savant autistic brother he didn't know he had. Starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. [cinema club review]
Orson Welles genre-warping 1974 documentary about fraud and fakery which focuses on notorious art forger Elmyr de Hory and his biographer, Clifford Irving, who found fame with his celebrated fraudulent Howard Hughes autobiography. [cinema club review]
Described by the Guardian as one of the best British movies ever, Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Janette Scott & Alastair Sim star in this 1960 comedy about a young man who finds a very special school that teaches him how to take advantage of people. He begins to put the lessons into operation. [cinema club review]
Historical drama which won the Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix (Best Movie) in 2017. Members of the activist group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s. French with subtitles. [cinema club review]
Romantic comedy, a true tale, written by and starring Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani (alongside Zoe Kazan & Holly Hunter) in which he falls in love with a grad student but struggles as their cultures clash. When she contracts a mysterious illness, he finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings. [cinema club review]
Shane Meadows BAFTA winning semi-autobiographical "Best British Film 2007" about a young boy who becomes friends with a gang of skinheads. Career changing performances by Thomas Turgoose & Stephen Graham whilst Mancunians in the cast include Jo Hartley, Joseph Gilgun and Andrew Ellis. [cinema club review]
Hirokazu Koreeda's Japanese drama which follows a private detective who struggles to find child support money and reconnect with his son and ex-wife, after the death of his own father. [cinema club review]
Ruben Östlund's Swedish dark comedy in which a family on a ski holiday in the French Alps is confronted with a devastating avalanche. Swedish, English, French and Norwegian with subtitles. [cinema club review]
Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter & Meryl Streep star in this historic drama about a young working mother who is galvanized into radical political activism, supporting the right for women to vote, and is willing to meet violence with violence to achieve this end. [cinema club review]
Hugh Jackman bids farewell in the final Marvel film of the Wolverine trilogy. Set in a future where mutants are nearly extinct, an elderly and weary Logan leads a quiet life. But when a mutant child pursued by scientists, comes to him for help, he must get her to safety. [cinema club review]
Hiromasa Yonebayashi's Japanese animation based on "The Little Broomstick" by Mary Stewart, in which a strange flower grants a girl magic powers. Voices from Kate Winslet, Jim Broadbent and Mancunian actors Ruby Barnhill, Lynda Baron & Louis Ashbourne Serkis. [cinema club review]
Danny DeVito stars in Roald Dahl's story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable. [cinema club review]
Recommended on April Fool's Day for its pranks:Seth Rogen & Rose Byrne star in this comedy as a couple with a newborn baby forced to live next to a fraternity house, lead by Zac Efron. [cinema club review]
Recommended on April Fool's Day for its pranks: Declared the 4th funniest comedy of all time by The Telegraph, Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly star in this comedy about two aimless middle-aged losers, still living at home and forced against their will to become roommates when their parents marry. [cinema club review]
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.