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Manchester’s new rooftop cinema reveals upcoming film screenings

The Manc The Manc - 14th September 2022

Manchester’s newest cinema is set to open on the roof of Depot Mayfield next month, as Backyard Cinema brings its immersive movie going experience to the north for the ver first time.

Coming to Manchester for a limited 10-week run, it will feature way more than a cosy purpose=built cinema room, coming complete with an Enchanted Forest, two bars, street food trucks and a live music stage to boot.


Due to open on Friday 21 October, the 330-capacity indoor cinema has just released its upcoming films for the Autumn / Winter season and there are some absolute crackers in there.

Movie fans should expect a mixture of brand new releases including the acclaimed Elvis biopic starring Tom Hanks (2022), the new Top Gun: Maverick (2022) and The Batman (2022), plus cult classics and Christmas hits later in the year.

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The team has just teased out a list of cult classics too, including E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)Die Hard (1988)Hocus Pocus (1993)Addams Family Values (1993)Beetlejuice (1988), plus other favourites such as The Greatest Showman (2017)Frozen 2 (2019)Beauty and the Beast (2017).


Elsewhere, there’ll be a run of family favourites showing including The Greatest Showman (2017)Frozen 2 (2019)Beauty and the Beast (2017), and the brand new Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022).

Then come Christmas time, organisers are planning to go all-out with screenings of festiva favourites like Elf (2003)Home Alone (1990)Love Actually (2003)The Holiday (2006)How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)and Miracle on 34th Street (1947).


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Audiences can expect to be transported on a magical journey to a cinema like no other, with waiter service inside the cosy screening room ensuring they don’t need to miss a second of the action.

Filled with custom-made giant bean bag seating for guests to get cosied up in with ushers serving seasonal cocktails and sweet treats to create the most magical place to watch a movie, this is one winter experience you won’t want to miss.


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Backyard Cinema will open from Wednesday to Sunday, starting from 21 October until 4 December, and from Monday to Sunday, from 5 December until 2 January. Show times are 12pm, 4pm, and 8pm, although these will vary depending on the day.

Visit the Backyard Cinema website here to check screening times and buy your tickets.

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