The arts and culture centre has been closed since the beginning of the pandemic.
Officially reopening with a bang, HOME Mcr has an incredible opening weekend in store for guests this September – marking its first time accessible to the public since the pandemic raged havoc upon the UK in March.
Welcoming visitors back from September 4, the venue has planned a new programme especially for its first month back, with movies such as Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, a 4K restoration of Flash Gordon and even a black and white version of Parasite set to grace the silky screen.
Jason Wood, Creative Director: Film and Culture at HOME, said: “We’re pleased to be able to welcome people back with a programme that is diverse and exciting, with a mixture of new releases, key titles that had theatrical releases denied to them due to lockdown and new 4k restorations – including La Haine. We’re also pleased to be able to rekindle the ¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Film Festival and explore new partnerships with Sheffield Doc/Fest and the BFI London Film Festival.
“It’s more important than ever to speak to societal issues, and as always HOME remains invested in these conversations and we will play a part in acting as a force for change. We look forward to welcoming our audiences back – safely, of course.”
In addition to reopening their cinema and temporarily using their theatre space for film screenings, HOME will also be collaborating with Sheffield Doc/Fest to screen twice-monthly documentaries and the BFI London Film Festival – with the return of their restaurant, bar and cafe also confirmed to return on September 4.
There’ll be reduced capacity across the venue to allow for social distancing, with other COVID-safe measures in place such as additional cleaning measures, the use of PPE and an online booking system to reduce face-to-face contact between staff and customers.
General tickets will go on sale August 28, with further announcements set to be made on the reopening of their theatre space and gallery.