Stroll onto the powdery sands of Miami Beach and sip cocktails in front of summer’s biggest blockbusters – all without leaving Manchester. Unfortunately, you don’t have forever to experience the pastel paradise waiting on Depot Mayfield’s sun-soaked rooftop, Backyard Cinema Miami Beach will be closing their pink doors on September 3. Make sure you don’t miss your chance to check into the retro Art Deco-style hotel, lounge on bean bags under palm trees and watch your favourite flicks on a big screen while munching on stomach-rumbling street food – washed down with an exotic concoction or two of course.
There’s a host of singalongs, parties, cult classic screenings and more to look forward to. Get ready to belt out Mamma Mia, bust out your best moves under a glittering disco ball and enjoy hilarious drag performances at this sky-high beach haven. Just don’t forget your cropped tank tops and neon visors, this is the 80s after all.
It might be a cliche, but we can’t deny there really is something for everyone at Backyard Cinema. The variety of films spans from Pulp Fiction and Point Break (an iconic beach classic if I ever saw one) to Dirty Dancing, Grease and The Little Mermaid. There’s even Top Gun Maverick – where, if after the credits roll, no one springs up on the sand to recreate the shirtless football scene, then we will have failed as a species. It’s honestly a golden opportunity.
Fancy something new? Don’t worry, they’ve got you covered there as well. Thanks to a host of new dates that have recently been added there’s still time to watch beach icon Barbie on the big screen. Honestly, what better place to see her and Ken don their neon yellow rollerblades to skate along the seaside than among the inflatable flamingos, old-school beach shack and tropical trees of a time-warped Miami Beach?
Backyard Cinema Miami Beach is a must for film fans, beach lovers or even anyone who wants to don white blazers, travel back to the 80s and live out their own episode of Miami Vice for the evening. With charismatic hosts, delicious food and plenty of irresistible photo ops (best Baywatch-inspired pose on a jet ski anyone?) to go along with the screenings, this immersive cinema experience is the perfect way to spend a summer evening. Be sure to grab your tickets now as tickets will soon be disappearing faster than you can say “Welcome to Miami”.