There’s a new three-screen boutique cinema coming to the city centre this month.
Everyman, an independent network of boutique cinemas with 30 venues nationwide, is due to open its latest three-screen cinema in Manchester St John’s, Quay Street on 31st October.
The opening follows the launch of a four-screen Everyman cinema in Altrincham last November.
The new Manchester venue, on the site of the old Granada Studios, will include a large bar and lounge space with a menu featuring Spielburgers, sundaes and cocktails, while the three screens will feature Everyman’s signature comfy sofa seating.
Film fans will be able to order drinks, hot food and snacks in the bar, or have waiter service direct from your cinema seats. Treats include burgers with skin-on fries, pizzas, sharing plates and retro sweets.
The largest screen will have 151 seats, while a second screen will have 87 seats with Sony 4K projection, Dolby 7.1 digital sound, satellite capabilities and RealD 3D.
A smaller third screen will have just 26 seats.
In terms of films, the cinema will show a selection of mainstream, independent and classic movies alongside special events, launches and a diverse calendar of live satellite broadcasts.
For the week of Halloween there will be a suitably spooky programme of cult films as well as the latest Stephen King adaptation, Doctor Sleep, directed by acclaimed horror talent Mike Flanagan who made Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House.
Set 40 years after the events of The Shining, Doctor Sleep stars Ewan McGregor as a now grown-up Danny Torrance, who encounters supernatural forces when he tries to protect a young girl with similar powers to his.
“With our neighbouring suburban venue in Altrincham being received so incredibly well since opening last year, we’re delighted to announce our new opening in the heart of the city of Manchester,” said Crispin Lilly, CEO of Everyman Cinemas.
“It’s such an iconic city in terms of music, film and all kinds of creative culture, and we think Everyman St John’s will form a fantastic part of that scene.
“We’re looking forward to entertaining everyone, from the community in and around Deansgate to the rest of the city.”
Everyman Manchester St Johns will open on 23 Quay Street on 31st October.