Vue Manchester

The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove,
Manchester, M4 2BS

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Vue Manchester

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Located in Manchester city centre in the former printworks of the Manchester Evening News newspaper. This opened on 10th November 2000 as the 20-screen (including IMAX screen) TheFilmworks, a UCI subsidiary company who’s motto was ‘The Next Generation Cinema’. The architecturual style in the foyers and public spaces is ‘Industrial’ with bare brick walls and openly visible air conditioning conduit and wiring exposed.

Taken over by Odeon Theatres in 2004 it was re-branded Odeon. Seating capacities in the screens ranged from 484 (with seating in stalls and circle levels in the three largest screens), down to 129. By 2011, the Odeon had 23 screens, the smallest having 65 seats. It was closed by Odeon on May 14, 2017. Taken over and reopened by Vue at the end of May 2017.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 14, 2008 at 3:28 pm

Photographed with TheFilmworks signage in October 2005:
Odeon and Printworks building photographed in February 2008:
The Odeon inside the Printworks:

Cinefan on August 17, 2008 at 4:47 am

Oooh. Is there any pictures of the largest screens with balcony showing?

Ian on July 9, 2009 at 4:23 am

A photo of the indoor “street” containing the Odeon here:–

Mikebsc on September 13, 2011 at 8:45 pm

A shot inside screen 1 (the IMAX auditorium).

CF100 on August 11, 2017 at 7:55 am

According to a news article in the June 2017 issue of Cinema Technology Magazine, VUE will upgrade the cinema based on the VUE West End refurbishment as a “template,” and the IMAX auditorium will be upgraded to laser projection in early 2018.

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