Everyman will serve up sundaes and Spielburgers, plus comfy sofas and a bar

Granada Studios produced some of the most famous onscreen content in history, from The Beatles’ first televised gig to Corrie. So it’s fitting that the site, now part of the ongoing St John’s neighbourhood development, is soon to host a cinema.

Everyman, a network of 30 nationwide ‘experience-led’ cinemas, will launch its latest venue on Halloween with a suitably spooky season of cult classics like The Exorcist and debuts like Doctor Sleep and Joker. Further films will be announced soon, from golden oldies to indie features and mainstream releases, alongside a diverse calendar of live satellite broadcasts.

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Everyman Manchester will feature a large lounge space and bar

As well as three screens, each featuring Everyman’s quirky sofa seating, the venue will feature a large lounge space and bar serving wine, beer and cocktails alongside softs and milkshakes. Forget bags of popcorn, there’ll also be a full food and drink menu spanning ‘Spielburgers’ to sundaes.

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.

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What chairs? It’s all about the sofas at Everyman

“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.”

Everyman Manchester opens on Thursday 31st October at ABC Building, 23 Quay Street, Manchester, M3 4AS

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