Pop-up Cinema

The Film Night - A new pop-up cinema night coming to The Studio (The Hive) Manchester.

By Lee Isherwood | Last updated 2 February 2012

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The Film Night – A new pop-up cinema night coming to Manchester in January 2012The Film Night takes fantastic films, mixes in unusual venues and adds music and dancing for a night you won’t forget! Upgrading your regular night at the cinema into an exciting, memorable, social experience, The Film Night will submerge the audience in their favourite films and the music and fashion of that era for an immersive nostalgia trip like no other.

Each Film Night will feature a site-specific pop-up cinema, complete with popcorn and ushers, in a setting featured in the film. When the credits go up the party starts- DJs will spin tunes featured in the film and from that era or genre, and a pop-up bar will serve a themed menu of cocktails, beers, spirits and soft drinks. All ushers and bar staff will be dressed in the fashions of the film and the audience will be heartily encouraged to dress up too!

The first event will screen the quirky, edgy romantic comedy Secretary, described as ’a comedy for everybody who’s been tied up at work’ and ‘Love Story meets Blue Velvet’. The film stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader and won the 2002 Sundance Special Jury Prize. This will take place in thestudio, the meeting and conference venue space in The Hive building on Lever Street.

After the film the audience will head across the road to Kraak Gallery for a Mad Men-style office party where audiences can dance the jitterbug to 60s pop, sip cocktails and vodka jelly and play Pin The Beehive on Joan!

Organiser Carole Keating, of event producers Onwards! (promoters of the 1940s Northern Quarter Street Party earlier this year) said “My favourite kind of events are the ones that immerse you in a different era or place or world- bringing the 1940s back to Edge Street during the Northern Quarter Street Party was a blast, so I can’t wait to recreate the glamour, style and fantastic office party atmosphere of Mad Men. I’m equally excited to screen Secretary– an edgy film that could definitely be described as ‘Not Safe For Work’ – in thestudio. I think it’ll be brilliant to watch such a wickedly funny, edgy film in such a professional environment”

The Film Night will become a regular fixture on Manchester’s cultural calendar, popping up every month or so with a new film, venue, theme and party. Members are encouraged to suggest films and venues via Facebook and Twitter.

Friday 27th January
Film: 8pm, The Studio, The Hive, Lever Street, Manchester
Party: 10pm, Kraak Gallery, Stevenson Square, Manchester
Info / Tickets: www.thefilmnight.com