Manchester’s Open-Air Cinema, ‘Screenfields’, in association with Stella Artois, will return this summer for its fifth consecutive year.
However this year, it won’t be come rain or shine, as the ever-popular open-air cinema in Spinningfields will only take place when the weather is fair*.
Screenfields launches next week on The Lawns in Hardman Square, providing cinema-goers with the ultimate outdoor experience. The screen will be in a new position; with the grass landscaped ensuring everyone gets the best seat in the house. Spinningfields’ renowned deckchairs are also back and this year they’ll be joined by some double deckchairs! Post-film, people can take advantage of the new food and drink offerings, including The Long Bar and Bloom, which are located on either side of The Lawns.
Tickets for the new-look Screenfields range from £0-£6. The curtains will rise at 7pm on Thursday 30th May and will close on Thursday 12th September. This year, the public will get the chance to choose between two films each week, one being a classic played in previous years at Screenfields, and the other being a recently released big screen hit, with people asked to vote online for their favourite.
The summer programme of events has always proved a massive draw at Spinningfields, attracting over 100,000 people down to the estate in 2012. The redesign of Hardman Square’s public realm will add an extra dimension for visitors this year, with the space set up to allow for pop-up experiential activity which recently included the Ben & Jerry’s Core Tour and will see Manchester’s Chai and Caat event with The Spice Club . With Screenfields, the new-look Square, a host of new bars and eateries and SpinFest confirmed at The Oast House during Bank Holiday weekends, this summer looks set to be bigger and better than ever.
*Information regarding whether a screening will go ahead will be made available on the website and via all Spinningfields’ social media channels.