The MUBI Screen at YES

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor

The MUBI Screen at YES, Manchester 6 July — 31 August 2023 Tickets from £6.00 — Book now

For cinema lovers in the know, curated online streaming service and film distributor MUBI is an essential subscription. They’ve been curating classic, art-house and independent films for viewers at home for some years now, prioritising off-beat gems and championing bold new voices for subscribers.

By showcasing fresh, fearless talent with an edge, MUBI’s approach to cinema mirrors Manchester venue YES’ approach to music. So it’s no surprise really to see the two combine this summer for The MUBI Screen – a weekly pop-up cinema in YES’ Pink Room, complete with free pizza.

The summer residency runs from early July until the end of August and marks MUBI’s first screening series in Manchester. With a focus on music and youth culture, the programme features a raft of recent releases and platform highlights.

Screenings include Andrew Dominik’s This Much I Know to be True (Thu 20 Jul), a documentary about musicians Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. Ninja Tyberg’s debut feature Pleasure (Thu 17 Aug) is an impressively upfront drama about agency and ambition set in the adult film world, while Girlfriends and Girlfriends (Thu 31 Aug) from Zaida Carmon takes us to an electropop-soundtracked Barcelona for a lively tale of lesbian couple swapping.

For adventurous filmgoers looking for something new this summer, it’s hard to go wrong here.

What's on at YES

James Holden at YES

In support of his critically acclaimed new album, electronic musician and polymath James Holden plays in Manchester.

from £17.50
LA Priest at YES

Same Eastgate AKA LA Priest performs at YES in support of his ocean-inspired, wobbly-pop filled third album, Fase Luna.

from £12.50

Where to go near The MUBI Screen at YES

Music venue
Joshua Brooks

Long-established Manchester bar and nightclub, Joshua Brooks is just off student hotspot Oxford Road. Open until 4am on the weekends with regular DJ-led club nights.

Middle Kingdom

A tip for affordable, consistently good food is Middle Kingdom, just outside Chinatown on Princess Street. It offers the full hot pot experience, where you and your friends order a bunch of ingredients and cook it yourselves at the table.

The Dancehouse

From its charming Art Deco interiors to a quirky, highly original creative arts output, our theatre is firmly established within the city’s famously vibrant cultural scene.

Photo of people going through Cornerhouse's front doors

Cornerhouse on Oxford Street was an independent cinema, gallery, restaurant, bookshop – oh yes, and also a Manchester institution. It has now closed it’s doors, relocated and reinvented itself as HOME.

Bar or Pub
The Thirsty Scholar

Friendly pub under a railway arch serving vegetarian and vegan pub food, as well as hosting regular live music.

The Cotton Factory

This residency restaurant opened in summer 2019, at Locke Hotels’ Whitworth Locke. The first residency comes courtesy of Mexican specialists El Camino.

Peru Perdu

Peru Perdu has an all-new food and drink menu, with some of the best-looking dishes in the city.

What's on: Cinema

Dead Man’s Shoes at HOME

Shane Meadows’ potent revenge flick is a cult film in the truest sense, leaping beyond film-centric circles, passed along by in-the-know admirers in hushed tones.

from £11.15
Scream Stab-a-thon at CULTPLEX

Cultplex know you like scary movies, which is why they’ve lined up four of them to kick off their spooky season this October.

from £20.00

Culture Guides

Music in Manchester and the North

From post punk legends to the leading lights of modern shoegaze, read about the most exciting artists playing in Manchester and the North this autumn.