If you’re far too eager to wait until mid-May though, Park N Party – the team that delivered both the sell-out successes of ScareCity and ChristmasCity, and a number of other outdoor live events throughout 2020 – comes SecretCity.
Manchester’s newest event space is back and it’s better than ever.
Rolling into Event City in Trafford on Thursday 15th April and set to run throughout the summer, SecretCity is giving film fans the chance to catch their favourite drive-in cinema classics and new releases on the UK’s biggest LED outdoor screen, alongside immersive entertainment, live actors, vibrant props, food and drink, and many more surprises.
With laser shows to accompany each performance, and entertainment ready from the moment you enter the park and walk through the enchanted tunnel, guests are invited to “tumble down the rabbit hole into a new world”.
There’ll also be plenty of unique photo opportunities.
So, what films are already on the schedule then over the coming weeks?
Wonder Woman (1984) – Thursday 15th April at 9pm
Bridesmaids – Wed 21st April at 8:30pm
Onward – Saturday 24th April at 4pm
Greenland – Sunday 25th April at 8pm
Mulan (2020) – Saturday 7th May at 4pm
The Greatest Showman – Sunday 8th May at 4pm
Looking further into the future as SecretCity takes up residency in Manchester throughout the summer and will guided by government announcements, the unique events space will be home to outdoor events suitable for guests arriving by foot as well as by car, including cinema screenings, DJ appearances, live football broadcasts and much more.
There’ll also be a bunch of mouthwatering food options to tuck into – including gourmet burgers, loaded fries and more – which can all be enjoyed in the alfresco bar.
Everything you need for a summer like no other.
Scary films more your bag? Thanks to the sell-out success of the ScareCity events running throughout the latter end of 2020, Park N Party is also currently in the process of curating a dedicated lineup of some of the most frightful flicks to add to the SecretCity schedule.
Keep your eyes peeled for the unveiling of ‘Fright Nights’.
All Park N Party events are outdoors, with strict social distancing measures in place throughout the venue in accordance with all government guidelines, and guests are encouraged, where possible to remain in their vehicle and only attend in their household or social bubbles.
Hand sanitiser will be readily available throughout the venue, and in the toilets.
You can find more information ahead of the event and book your tickets to any of the SecretCity screenings via the Park N Party website here.
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.”
Every year, the British Street Food Awards highlights the very best chefs from the scene – and this summer, the northern heat will be held right here in Manchester.
Hosted by Manchester’s biggest and friendliest street food operator GRUB in partnership with newcomer Circle Square, the city will welcome the Northern Heat of the British Street Food Awards (BSFA) on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August.
This year, the line up includes local favourites Unagi street food and suhi, 2020 Best Burger winners Porco and Kara’s Kitchen, who is known for serving up paellas with a twist.
That’s not all. You’ll also find authentic Sri Lankan food from Archchi’s, Posh Street Food from former Master Chef Professional Matei Baran, Shoot The Bull, plus more from Ted’s tacos, Skullduggery, Pellizco and DOSA.
Taking place at Circle Square from 12 noon until 8pm, across two days some of the best street food traders in the region will come together for the event with a fully-stocked beer bar from North Brewing Co.
Food fans will have a chance to sample some of the best street food traders from across the region and cast their votes for the People’s Choice over the weekend alongside a stellar line-up of judges, including former BSFA champion Claire Kelsey of Ginger’s Comfort Emporium inside Afflecks.
The event in Manchester will mark the last of four regional heats, at the end of which the winners will be chosen by the general public and expert judges.
The winners will then go on to the grand finals in London next month.