Backyard Cinema return to Manchester this summer and this time they’re bringing the beach with them. The immersive cinema specialists plan to bring a taste of Miami to the North West as they transform the roof of Mayfield Depot into a memorably glitzy Art Deco paradise.
Promising retro ‘80s glamour and over thirty tonnes of sand, the rooftop cinema takes the form of a Miami Beach Hotel with signature palm tree cocktails designed to transport film lovers across the Atlantic.
The cinema itself will be showing a mix of brand new titles such as Greta Gerwig’s new Barbie movie and the latest instalment in the Indiana Jones saga, as well as cult classics, family-friendly fare and sing-along favourites.
There will be recurring Dirty Dancing beach parties every Friday night for guests who would like to relive the time of their lives, while special Super Sing-along screenings of the likes of Grease and Mama Mia encourage inhibition-free audience participation.
When Ian Brown mused that Manchester had everything but a beach, he probably hadn’t accounted for one popping up on top of an old industrial train station.