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Best cinemas in Manchester

9 of The Best Cinemas in Manchester

29 August 2020 Simon Banks Read time: 3 min
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With Christopher Nolan's latest movie Tenet hitting the screens here in the UK, we thought that now would be a great time to list the best cinemas in Manchester. The UK's second city is a thriving metropolis with tons of culture and entertainment – and it's a great place to catch a flick.

As more cinemas open up after lockdown, you might be wondering which movie house you should visit. Whether it's a blockbuster favourite like Tenet or an art-house masterpiece, Manchester has a range of movie theatres that cater to all tastes.

Much like our 12 best cinemas in London guide, we've put together nine fantastic Manchester picture houses where you can watch a range of films. So, get your popcorn at the ready, and discover the best cinemas in Manchester.

1) HOME Manchester

Home Manchester

Old Trafford might be known as the home to Manchester United, but it also happens to be the location of one of the city's best cinemas. Home Manchester shows a mixture of modern films and classic cinema across five screens. The all-glass building only adds to the stylish appeal at Home Manchester.

Address: 2 Tony Wilson Pl, Manchester M15 4FN

2) Regent Cinema

Regent Cinema

Go old school at Regent Cinema, a picture house that has a mid-movie intermission so that you can load up on goodies or take a much-needed toilet break. Located in Stockport, in Greater Manchester, Regent Cinema is a big hit with locals, thanks to its old-fashioned vibes that offer a throwback to old-school movie watching.

Address: Stockport Road Marple, Stockport Rd, Marple, Stockport SK6 6BJ

3) Everyman Manchester St. John's

Everyman St. John's

What started as a boutique cinema in north-west London's Hampstead has grown into a nationwide chain. Sit back and relax in snazzy settings at the Manchester's very own Everyman and enjoy a range of movies that include the latest blockbusters, all-time classics and arthouse favourites.

Address: ABC Buildings, 23 Quay St, Manchester M3 4AS

4) The Savoy Cinema Heaton Moor

The Savoy Cinema

The Savoy Cinema captures the pizzazz of Hollywood and is a place where movie lovers can embrace all things film. There's the latest hits to watch, as well as a selection of indie gems. Each Monday is a niche night, where foreign language and lower-budget films are on display to cinephiles.

Address: 105 Heaton Moor Rd, Heaton Moor, Stockport SK4 4HY

5) Ducie Street Warehouse

Ducie Street Warehouse

In collaboration with Home, Ducie Street Warehouse is a boutique cinema in the heart of the city with high-end food and drink. There's also a lavish bar to enjoy a drink or two before or after you've watched a movie in the luxurious settings provided at Ducie Street Warehouse.

Address: Ground Floor, Warehouse, Ducie St, Manchester M1 2TP

6) Vue Manchester Quayside

Vue Manchester

Head to Salford Quays and watch the latest films at the Vue, a popular UK chain of cinemas. There are 649 seats spread across nine screens, complete with Sony 4K resolution and Digital Dolby Surround Sound. That means you can see and hear each movie in the highest quality.

Address: The Quays, Salford M50 3AH

7) Odeon Great Northern

Odeon Great Northern

It wouldn't be a "best cinema" list without an Odeon making an appearance, one of the most iconic UK cinema brands around Located in Deansgate, the multiplex cinema has an impressive 16 screens and 3,000 seats to see the latest movies. You will find Manchester's Odeon in the Great Northern Building. 

Address: 235 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN

8) Showcase Manchester

Showcase Manchester

Found in the Ardwick area of Manchester, Showcase is just three miles from the city centre. The cinema has 14 screens showing a range of films. It also has 3D capabilities, as well as a games room and party room.

Address: Hyde Rd, Manchester M12 5AL

9) Moston Small Cinema

Moston Small Cinema

The Moston Small Cinema is an independently-run picture house with 70 seats. It's located at the Miners Community Arts and Music Centre in Moston, around five miles from the city centre. With a 5.1 Surround Sound system and licenced bar, Moston Small Cinema offers something a little different and a strong sense of community.

Address: 63 Teddington Rd, Moston, Manchester M40 0DJ

A night at the movies

Treat yourself to a movie night at one of the super-fun cinemas on our list. Whether you're looking for chain favourites, high-end boutique settings or local community vibes, there's a big screen just for you. All that's left to do is order in the snacks and indulge in some cinema magic.

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