A Boutique Cinema Has Opened In Manchester City Centre – And You Can Hire A Sofa

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A Boutique Cinema Has Opened In Manchester City Centre – And You Can Hire A Sofa

The retro cinema of our dreams has opened in Manchester.

Summer is over, it’s all getting very autumnal out there and, as much as we love the warm shades and crunchy leaves, it is a touch chilly. Thankfully, Everyman has opened a new city-centre cinema that’s kitted out with everything we need to combat the cold.

Everyman St John’s has opened in Manchester’s Quay Street today (October 31) and boasts comfy two-person sofas and wide single-person armchairs.

Housed inside the former Astley Byrom House, owners have made the most of the buildings’ original features and retained the 1960s architecture and design to create the retro cinema of our dreams.

The Boutique cinema features three screening rooms, a full bar and the ‘Spielburger restaurant’, which serves, you guessed it, burgers, as well as handmade pizzas and indulgent sundaes. And the best bit? Guests can have snacks and drinks delivered straight to their plush seats.

Crispin Lilly, CEO of Everyman Cinemas said:


“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.

“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.”

With a wide array of mainstream, independent and classic films, special events, launches and a diverse calendar of live satellite broadcasts, there is something for everyone at Everyman.

Find Everyman St John’s at ABC Building, 23 Quay St, Manchester, M3 4AS. Click here for more information.

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