Update: This event has been cancelled.
The world of film has been unleashed from the big screen at Themed Cinema, a wondrous immersive experience where you’ll feel like you have stepped through the screen into the cinematic universe. Coming to a secret location in Manchester on February 23 and 25, this superhero-themed night of cinema invites you to enjoy screenings of Batman Begins or Avengers: Endgame in an exciting new way. A venue will be transformed into a superhero sanctum, where you’ll be able to show off your heroic pose for photo ops, stuff yourself with popcorn and settle into a plush seat to watch the epic films unfold.
Thankfully, they’ve covered both bases here, with one film for the devoted DC fans and another for Marvel diehards. The first showing of the night at 7 pm is, fittingly, Batman Begins, the popular origin film spawned from the talented mind of Christopher Nolan. If you’re looking to revisit the moment Christian Bale takes up the mantle as the growly-voice caped crusader, adding his own magnetism and grit to a role that had seen many iterations before, then you’ll be in your element at Themed Cinema. Alternatively, if you’re fresh to the world of superheroes and you need something to spice up your viewing experience, this could be just the ticket. With the film’s star-studded cast, iconic characters and award-winning director – plus an extra dash of magic in the form of immersive decorations – you’ll feel like you have stumbled onto the shadowy streets of Gotham in no time.
Avengers: Endgame kicks off a tad later at 10 pm , but any tired eyes and flagging footsteps will soon be forgotten once you enter the Themed Cinema, decorated to the rafters with props and superhero decor. You’ll have the priceless opportunity to forget reality for the night and be sucked into the action-packed blockbuster film with like-minded fans. This epic conclusion to Phase One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is brimming with drama, comedy and, of course, spectacular battle scenes, all of which prove even more sensational on the big screen. You can not only brush shoulders with the likes of Captain America and Thor (in cardboard cutout form as, alas, the two Chrises weren’t available) but you’ll get to feel like part of the story before the screen even flickers into life.
There’s still time to bag your tickets to the Thursday or Saturday night showings in February, so don’t miss out on this chance to completely indulge in your love of comic book films. Just picture it, you escape from the bitter chill of winter and duck into what feels like a hero’s hideout, giving you the chance to don the cape and put yourself in the boots of these powerful protagonists. Don’t worry, you can leave the spandex at home.