Cinema in Manchester and the North

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor

HOME have a couple of innovative seasons set for the summer months. In June, they’re celebrating editor Dede Allen by showcasing her work on six landmark films from Bonnie and Clyde to The Breakfast Club. While July is given over to father daughter duo Vincente and Liza Minnelli, with classic melodramas and a pair of iconic 70s musicals.

Speaking of summer, in Leeds films fans are in for a treat as Cinema on the Square brings a superbly curated selection of outdoor screenings to Millennium Square — including Disney and Pixar favourites, alongside classic concert docs and a selection of Paris-set movies to coincide with the Olympics.

We’re also highlighting some old school glamour this month, with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck on the streets of Rome in Roman HolidayBette Davis in Now Voyager, and Katherine Hepburn courting Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart in The Philadelphia Story.

Lastly, the Hallé have announced some listings for early next year, and they’ve included a trip to the worlds of Star Wars with a concert dedicated to the music of John Williams and Michael Giacchino sure to be a hot ticket.

 

Our top picks

Dede Allen and the Art of the Edit at HOME

Dede Allen and the Art of the Edit at HOME Manchester, Manchester, 30 June 2024, from £5.95 - Book now

With Dede Allen and the Art of the Edit HOME showcases the talent and versatility of one of Hollywood’s greatest editors across six landmark films.

Bonnie and Clyde
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The Manchester International Crime and Justice Film Festival 2024

The Manchester International Crime and Justice Film Festival 2024 at Manchester Metropolitan University Grosvenor East Building, Manchester, Until 15 July 2024, free entry - Visit now

Hot Fuzz followed by a tour of the Police Museum, or a screening of Gaslight followed by an in-depth discussion of the psychological phenomenon? Manchester International Crime and Justice Film Festival takes an alternate approach to the the movies.

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MMU

La Chimera at HOME

La Chimera at HOME Manchester, Manchester, Until 20 June 2024, from £7.95 - Book now

Josh O’Connor leads a ramshackle band of grave robbers in Alice Rohrwacher’s stunning new film, La Chimera.

La Chimera
HOME

GASP! Horror Film Festival 2024 at CULTPLEX

GASP! Horror Film Festival 2024 at Cultplex, Manchester, 21–23 June 2024, from £5.00 - Book now

GASP! Horror Film Festival returns to Manchester’s CULTPLEX bigger and better, with a full weekend of scary movies from underrepresented voices.

My Mother's Eyes - GASP! Film Festival
My Mother's Eyes - GASP! Film Festival

Now, Voyager at Cottage Road Cinema

Now, Voyager at Cottage Road Cinema, Leeds, 26 June 2024, from £7.00 - Book now

Bette Davis stars as a wealthy young woman who escapes her domineering mother in this classic melodrama.

A still from Now, Voyager featuring Charlotte Vale played by Bette Davis.
Image supplied by Leeds Inspired

Staycation Festival: Roman Holiday at Howard Assembly Rooms

Staycation Festival: Roman Holiday at Howard Assembly Rooms, 3 July 2024, from £12.00 - Book now

Enjoy a trip to Italy with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in this Hollywood classic, paired with Italian food and live music.

A man on a scooter with a woman behind him.
Image supplied by Leeds Inspired

Minnelli + Minnelli at HOME

Minnelli + Minnelli at HOME Manchester, Manchester, 7–28 July 2024, from £5.95 - Book now

Across two generations, and two eras of cinema, father and daughter Vincente and Liza Minnelli worked separately on some of the most iconic movies to come out of Hollywood.

New York, New York
HOME

The Philadelphia Story at Cottage Road Cinema

The Philadelphia Story at Cottage Road Cinema, Leeds, 24 July 2024, from £7.00 - Book now

George Cukor’s riotous screwball comedy features three of the biggest stars of its day.

A promotional photograph for The Philadelphia Story featuring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart.
Image supplied by Leeds Inspired

Cinema On The Square at Millennium Square Leeds

Cinema On The Square at Millennium Square Leeds, Leeds, 24–26 July 2024, from £5.00 - Book now

Concert films, family favourites and a focus on Paris, watch movies concert with style Cinema On The Square in Leeds.

MillSq
MillSQ

The Hallé – The Music of Star Wars at The Bridgewater Hall

The Hallé - The Music of Star Wars at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 5 April 2025, from £18.00 - Book now

Let the Hallé transport you to a galaxy far, far away…

The Music of Star Wars
The Hallé

More cinema events

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La Chimera at HOME

Josh O’Connor leads a ramshackle band of grave robbers in Alice Rohrwacher’s stunning new film, La Chimera.

from £7.95
A still from Now, Voyager featuring Charlotte Vale played by Bette Davis.
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Now, Voyager at Cottage Road Cinema

Bette Davis stars as a wealthy young woman who escapes her domineering mother in this classic melodrama selected to show as part of Classics at the Cottage this June.

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Jewish Culture Club

Meet new people, explore contemporary cultural works and learn about Jewish culture with Jewish Culture Club at Manchester Jewish Museum.

free entry
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Fringe Theatre in Manchester and the North

Check out our top picks of shows previewing in the North West before heading to Edinburgh Fringe Festival later in the summer.

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Cinema in Manchester and the North

Manchester
Park
Platt Fields Park

Platt Fields Park in Fallowfield is steeped in history, the land having been acquired by the Platt family in 1225.

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Manchester
Theatre
HOME Manchester

Offering a packed schedule of events and things to do, HOME Manchester is one of the city’s leading hubs for arts and culture.

Cumbria
Event venue
Penrith Old Fire Station

Main venue for Eden Arts, an artist-led organisation based in Eden in Cumbria creating projects around mass participation, local distinctiveness and digital engagement, from Picnic Cinema to The Winter Droving.

The MerseyMade building in Liverpool
Liverpool
Shop
MerseyMade

In the MerseyMade shop you’ll find bottled gin from the likes of Turncoat Gin, Anfield Gin, Albert Dock Gin and Three Graces Gin. Yep, Liverpool REALLY likes its gin.

The Hepworth Wakefield
Wakefield
Gallery
The Hepworth Wakefield

Winner of the 2017 Art Fund Museum of the Year Award, The Hepworth in Wakefield is easily one of the leading cultural highlights of the North.

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