A Boutique Cinema Will Open In Manchester City Centre – And You Can Hire A Sofa

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A Boutique Cinema Will Open In Manchester City Centre – And You Can Hire A Sofa

The retro cinema of our dreams is coming to 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 is about to roll out a new city-centre cinema that’s kitted out with everything we need to combat the cold.

Everyman St John’s will open in Manchester’s Quay Street on 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 will feature three screening rooms, a full bar and the ‘Spielburger restaurant’, which will serve, you guessed it, burgers, as well as handmade pizzas and indulgent sundaes. And the best bit? Guests will be able to 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. And they’ll be celebrating the new opening with a special 20th-anniversary screening of the iconic Ten Things I Hate About You, complete with a goody bag full of freebies, including popcorn, Green and Blacks chocolate, a drink and more. Get your tickets here.

Find Everyman St John’s at ABC Building, 23 Quay St, Manchester, M3 4AS, from October 31.

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