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Popular Manchester hotel to host ‘Pride cinema’ this weekend – and all proceeds go to charity

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 24th August 2022

A handful of blockbuster flicks are being screened at a hidden cinema in the city centre this bank holiday weekend to celebrate Manchester Pride 2022.

As August bank holiday weekend is always known as Pride weekend here in Manchester, plenty of venues across the region are going all out to properly-mark the annual celebrations, and one of the city’s finest and most popular hotels, King Street Townhouse, has decided to screen a selection of films from the last few years that “express [our] pride” inside the venue’s very-own exclusive cinema.

Proud of Manchester and proud of the LGBTQ+ people who make up the city’s vibrant community, King Street Townhouse has partnered with Manchester Pride for the special event.

The Pride Cinema will be taking over from Thursday 25 – Sunday 28 August.

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King Street Townhouse’s vintage-style cinema isn’t always one that everyone’s familiar with, as it’s tucked away in the hotel’s cellars and seats only a handful of people at a time for the ultimate viewing experience, but it’s well worth a visit – and this bank holiday weekend couldn’t be a more ideal time.

First on the lineup at the award-winning hotel on Thursday is the 2019 Elton John musical fantasy biopic, Rocketman, which stars Taron Egerton as the lead, alongside Richard Madden, Jamie Bell, Bryce Dallas Howard, and more, and then on Friday, it’s the turn of the critically-acclaimed 2015 drama, The Danish Girl, starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander.

Saturday’s showing is the 2018 musical biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, starring Rami Malek in the lead role of Freddie Mercury, for which he won the Oscar for Best Actor.

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Then, bringing the weekend to a fitting close is the 2014 Brit-flick underdog, Pride – which is based on the true story of a group of lesbian and gay activists raising money to help families affected by the 1984 miners’ strike.

King Street Townhouse’s vintage-style cinema is tucked away and seats only a handful of people at a time / Credit: King Street Townhouse

Tickets to the Pride Cinema screenings include pick ‘n’ mix and popcorn start, and will set you back just £10 per person – with all proceeds being donated to the Manchester Pride charity.

You can grab tickets on the King Street Townhouse website here.

Featured Image – King Street Townhouse