Asteroid City at HOME

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor

Asteroid City at HOME Manchester, Manchester 23 June — 17 August 2023 Tickets from £9.15 — Book now

This month’s big new release is the return of Wes Anderson. The cult auteur’s brand new Asteroid City sees him gather his stock cast, and a few new faces, for a film that’s supposedly set to delight fans.

Promising more of Anderson’s trademark, precision-engineered whimsy, glorious geometricity and barely concealed sense of melancholy, dedicated filmgoers have no doubt already formed an opinion of the Moonrise Kingdom director. For those who love him (this writer included), the new comedy takes us to a fictional American desert town circa 1955, where a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events.

Expect pastel-hued, mid-century Americana and masterfully deadpan performances from the likes of Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton and Steve Carell. Magazine Little White Lies has billed the film as “one of his most dazzling, rich and playfully self-reflexive films to date”, and we can’t wait.

Asteroid City at HOME Manchester, Manchester 23 June — 17 August 2023 Tickets from £9.15 Book now

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The Ritz

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Event venue

Homeground is HOME’s brand new outdoor venue, providing an open-air space for theatre, food, film, music, comedy and more.

Café or Coffee Shop
Burgess Cafe Bar

Small but perfectly-formed café – which also serves as the in-house bookstore, stocking all manner of Burgess-related works, along with recordings of his music. It’s a welcoming space, with huge glass windows making for a bright, welcoming atmosphere.

Rain Bar pub in Manchester
City Centre
Bar or Pub
Rain Bar

This huge three-floor pub, formerly a Victorian warehouse, then an umbrella factory (hence the name), has one of the city centre’s largest beer gardens. The two-tier terrace overlooks the Rochdale canal and what used to be the back of the Hacienda, providing an unusual, historic view of the city.

Bar or Pub
The Briton’s Protection

Standing on the corner of a junction opposite The Bridgewater Hall, The Briton’s Protection is Manchester’s oldest pub. It has occupied the same spot since 1795, going under the equally patriotic name The Ancient Britain.

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