There's an immersive cinema coming to a car park in Stretford

The Spirit of The Essoldo will be showing two films this March, alongside street food and booze.

By Ben Brown | Last updated 7 March 2019

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Anyone who lives in Stretford will know about the old Art Deco cinema The Longford (or Essoldo) that sits right on the corner of Edge Lane and Chester Road.

You can read all about its illustrious past right here in our ‘Building Secrets’ series.

Well, it seems like perhaps a few more people read my article than originally thought because an intrepid group of Stretford residents have created the ‘Spirit of the Essoldo‘ – a fully immersive cinema that’s set to take over the top floor of the multi-storey car park of Streford Mall this Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd March.

Of course, I’m not really taking credit for this event – it is down to a very hard working and impressive set of people, looking to bring a piece of Stretford’s past right back into the 21st Century.

The event will feature not just impressive views over south and central Manchester, but also two cracking films, as well as street food stalls and booze to keep you going.

Friday 22nd March will feature Baz Lurhmann’s modern adaptation of Romeo + Juliet, while Saturday 23rd will be Drive. They’re promising a few immersive touches to the screenings so be on the look out for those.

Alongside the films you’ll be able to tuck into some food from Get Chucked, Vaso Kitchen Indian Street Food and Ginger’s Comfort Emporium. There will also be a DJ and booze available after the screenings.

For more information you can check out the Spirit of Essoldo Facebook page below:

Spirit of The Essoldo


Spirit of The Essoldo Immersive Cinema Screenings

Venue: Streford Mall Car Park
Dates: Friday 22nd (Romeo + Juliet) & Saturday 23rd (Drive) March
Time: 6:45pm
Cost: £9pp

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