Cinema in Manchester and the NorthTom Grieve, Cinema Editor
You might have noticed, but it’s getting warm out there. We’re big proponents of escaping to a cool, air conditioned cinema during the summer months. But increasingly, film lovers are being invited to indulge their passion in the great outdoors.
Pop-up outdoor cinemas are everywhere these days, and why not? Often set in atmospheric locations, these outdoor options are set up for memorable evenings — often with added extras like bars, street food, or as is the case at Kenwood Hall this year, silent discos.
We’ve rounded up a few of the North’s best open-air cinemas. From early season events set in a Peak District cave (perhaps necessary given the northern weather) to films in parks, gardens and epic landmarks.
Of course, that’s not to say we’ve given up on traditional cinema spaces. This month we’re also highlighting a brand new horror film festival with laudable aims, a Godzilla double bill and revival screenings of a couple of our favourite ever flicks.