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Sneak peak at Vue cinema’s fancy upgrade at Printworks, including reclining seats in every screen

It's set to reopen in the next few weeks.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 8th August 2022

The Vue cinema inside the Printworks has undergone a major refurbishment and is set to reopen in the next few weeks.

The city centre entertainment complex is home to one of the largest IMAX screens in Europe, which has also been refurbished.

When it fully reopens in early September, Vue Manchester Printworks will have luxury recliner seats in every screen – and ticket prices as low as £4.99.

A sneak peak video shared by the cinema group shows rows of smart leather seats, with neon orange detailing.

The makeover will also include a revamped retail offering, from Coke Freestyle machines to draught beer taps.


Vue has undertaken the refurbishment project in stages, so 12 screens already have the benefit of the upgraded recliner seating.

It’s all ready for audiences to watch summer blockbusters including Minions: Rise of Gru, DC League of Super-Pets and Marvel Studio’s latest adventure Thor: Love and Thunder.


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Ian Harris, general manager at Vue Manchester Printworks, said: “As the home of the biggest screen in Manchester, we’ve always taken pride in offering the very best of big screen entertainment possible for film fans and families looking to escape into the latest blockbusters.

“With our fully refreshed IMAX screen and newly installed Recliner offering across all 19 of our other screens, we’re hugely excited to see the people of Manchester enjoy the best that film and big screen events have to offer in the best and most luxurious seats in the house.”

Featured image: Vue