Cinemas in Manchester

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Whether you’re looking for a the latest blockbuster, that hot arthouse flick fresh from Cannes or a cosy afternoon with a classic, there’s no shortage of cinema screens ready to cater to Manchester’s film fans. Venue-wise, Manchester has everything from bespoke arthouses and DIY micro-cinemas, to huge multiplexes and historic picturehouses — each with their own distinctive programmes.

Our top picks

HOME Manchester

HOME Manchester, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M15 4FN - Visit now

In addition to its bar, restaurant, theatres and art gallery, HOME’s showcases the best in contemporary and classic cinema across its five purpose-built screens. Look out for curated film seasons and exciting festivals, often accompanied by guest introductions and live filmmaker Q&As.

HOME Manchester
Paul Karalius

Cineworld Didsbury

Cineworld Didsbury, Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre, Wilmslow Rd, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20 5PG - Visit now

With only 11 screens (only!), this is one of the smaller multiplexes in Greater Manchester – but its advantage is its location in the lush surrounds of Didsbury, not far from a roster of good bars, cafés and restaurants.

Cineworld ententertainment center Parrs Wood Didsbury
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Stockport Plaza Cinema

Stockport Plaza Cinema, Mersey Square, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK1 1SP - Visit now

A little outside of Manchester, but worth the trip, Stockport Plaza is an Art Deco gem dating back to 1932 and painstakingly restored to the condition it was in on opening day. It now hosts films, theatre, comedy and more in stunning surrounds, as well as having a highly-rated café.

Cultplex

Cultplex, 50 Red Bank, Manchester, England, M4 4HF - Visit now

This purpose built mini cinema is a hidden gem with a real DIY, indie vibe. Located inside of street food venue GRUB, with it’s revolving stable of food vendors and secret garden, visitors can expect cult classics and special events alongside gaming nights and stand up comedy.

Chapeltown Picturehouse

Everyman Manchester St John’s

Everyman Manchester St John’s, ABC Building, 23 Quay Street, Manchester, M3 4AS - Visit now

Everyman St John’s is a luxury venue designed to impress, with plush seating and an up-market food and drink offering.

Everyman Manchester
Blake Ezra

Vue Manchester Printworks

Vue Manchester Printworks, The Printworks, 29 Withy Grove, Manchester, M4 2BS - Visit now

A straight-up multiplex here, Vue Manchester Printworks is comfortably the biggest cinema in the city with 23 screens – including one huge 70mm capable IMAX. Sometimes all you need is popcorn and a blockbuster.

Vue Printworks Manchester

Odeon Great Northern

Odeon Great Northern, 235 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EN - Visit now

Opened in 2001, this huge American-style multiplex cinema in Manchester’s Great Northern Warehouse boasts 16 screens and over 3,000 seats. The Deansgate location means that there are plenty of bars and restaurants right outside for those of you looking to make an evening out of it.

Odeon Great Northern
Bill Boaden

Ducie Street Warehouse

Ducie Street Warehouse, Ground Floor, Warehouse, Ducie St,, Manchester, M1 2TP - Visit now

Did you know Ducie Street Warehouse has its own cinema? This ultra slick lounge-cum-restaurant has all kinds of pop-up events, from supper clubs to creative workshops. But it also hosts a tiny mini cinema showing everything from kids films to grown up horror movies.

Ducie Street Warehouse

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The Vale

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HOME Manchester
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Theatre
HOME Manchester

Offering a packed schedule of events and things to do, HOME Manchester is one of the city’s leading hubs for arts and culture.

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Cultplex

Billing itself as Manchester’s home of cult films, video games and cool nerd stuff, Cultplex is a small cinema offshoot of indie street food destination Grub Manchester.

The Altrincham Garrick Playhouse
Altrincham
Theatre
The Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Established in 1914, Altrincham Garrick Playhouse presents a variety of performances and screenings, as well as hosting term-time drama classes and a popular summer school for young people.

Everyman Altrincham
Altrincham
Cinema
Everyman Altrincham

Altrincham’s Everyman is a supremely comfortable boutique cinema showing all of the latest blockbusters, independent hits and big screen events.

Odeon Great Northern
Manchester
Cinema
Odeon Great Northern

Located within the historic Grade 2 former railway goods distribution warehouse, the Odeon Great Northern is a 16 screen multiplex cinema.

Vue Printworks Manchester
Manchester
Cinema
Vue Manchester Printworks

Formerly run by Odeon, Vue Manchester Printworks is the biggest cinema in Manchester with a whopping 23 screens capable of seating 4,472 people. The programming covers all of the latest…

Cineworld ententertainment center Parrs Wood Didsbury
Manchester
Cinema
Cineworld Didsbury

With only 11 screens (only!), this is one of the smaller multiplexes in Greater Manchester – but its advantage is its location in the lush surrounds of Didsbury, not far from a roster of good bars, cafés and restaurants.

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