Merry 80s Christmas at HOME

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor
HOME

Merry 80s Christmas at HOME Manchester, Manchester 11 — 20 December 2021 Tickets from £7.50 — Book now

HOME goes back to the 80s this Christmas with a film season that mixes comforting family fare with some much-loved thrills and chills. Selected for their quotability and (re)watchability, HOME’s Merry 80s Christmas selection starts with Bruce Willis saving the holidays with a machine gun in John McTiernan’s expertly put together Die Hard (Sat 11 Dec) and continues throughout the month, allowing audiences the chance to cosy up with some all time faves.

The season is a perfect respite from the packed shops and the chaos of the Christmas markets. Why not duck away for a showing of Joe Dante’s slyly satirical Gremlins (Thu 16 Dec), take the kids to see John Lithgow in 1985’s Santa Claus: The Movie (Sat 18 Dec), or relive the adventure of Richard Donner’s popular classic The Goonies (Sun 19 Dec)?

Or, if you’re looking for something a little darker, late night screenings of Joel Schumacher’s teen vampire sensation The Lost Boys (Fri 17 Dec) and iconic horror A Nightmare on Elm Street (Mon 20 Dec) retain the 80s nostalgia vibes with a little added, ahem, bite.

A Merry 80s Christmas is curated by Jen Hall, HOME Film Programme Producer, and Sorcha Ní Fhlainn, Senior Lecturer in English and Film at Manchester Metropolitan University. For those with a deeper interest in 1980s cinema, Ní Fhlainn will be running an eight week course looking at subjects such as the MTV/Dance Film, the teen film and the modern blockbuster at HOME in January.

Merry 80s Christmas at HOME Manchester, Manchester 11 — 20 December 2021 Tickets from £7.50 Book now

What's on at HOME Manchester

From England with Love at HOME
TheatreManchester
From England with Love at HOME

With stunning choreography and an inventive score, the ambiguities at the heart of England take centre stage in Hofesh Shechter’s compelling new dance work.

from £10.00
Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga at HOME

As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus.

from £7.95
La Chimera
Until
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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

Where to go near Merry 80s Christmas at HOME

Manchester
Restaurant
Indian Tiffin Room, Manchester

Indian Tiffin Room is a restaurant specialising in Indian street food, with branches in Cheadle and Manchester. This is the information for the Manchester venue.

The Ritz Manchester live music venue
Manchester
Music venue
The Ritz

The Ritz was originally a dance hall, built in 1928, has hosted The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and The Smiths and is still going strong as a gig venue now.

Homeground
Manchester
Event venue
Homeground

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

Manchester
Café or Coffee Shop
Burgess Cafe Bar
at IABF

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.

Manchester
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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Until
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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.

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La Chimera
Until
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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
Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga at HOME

As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus.

from £7.95
Into the Melting Pot at Manchester Jewish Museum: A photograph showing a theatre stage. On the right side we can see a woman in a pink hijab with a travel bag in her hand. She has a yellow star pinned to her black blouse. She looks concerned. In the background there is a group of 5 musicians playing medieval instruments.
CinemaManchester
Into the Melting Pot at Manchester Jewish Museum

Be transported back to 15th-century Andalucia for a screening of a concert play tackling stories around integration, love, heritage and racial identity. Part of Manchester Jewish Museum’s Synagogue Scratch Season.

from £10.00

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