Cornerhouse Cinema, Manchester
If you are sick of going to the cinema - and sick of all these blockbuster releases that may have little in the way of plot/ story or acting - and you don't mind reading subtitles - then you could do nothing wrong by having a look at the Cornerhouse - served by public transport it is literally outside of Oxford Rd station.
A very studenty arty kind of place - many films are shown from accross Europe -- ok there is a very mixed bag so you may first want to look at reviews to see if there is anything worth seeing
I saw the flim "Control" here recently - the story of Ian Curtis the former lead singer of Joy Division - the Director was very good and it was to great effect that the flim was in Black and White. I saw another flim here that was not brilliant but still a nice change from all the just sort of general "noise" that you get in most blockbuster films.
There is a small bar in here which gets extra points because it serves "Hoegaarden" on draught - it loses many points however as the bar is too small at busy times.
The Cornerhouse is an independant cinema that specialise in art films and international films, many in foreign languages. There are 3 screens and generally one will be showing a current release while the other two will show something more alternative. There are often events surrounding the films they show - for example introductions and talks by directors or experts in that particular genre. They also run educational courses in film related subjects.
As well as the cinema the Cornerhouse has a bar, a cafe, a bookshop and an art gallery so you can occupy your time here for a few hours. It is next to Oxford Road Station so convenient to get to.
Specialises in independent cinema from around the world,so not the place to head for if you prefer Hollywood films.
3 screens, 1 which has about 40 seats.
Bar and restaurant and an Art gallery which features different exhibitions throughout the year.