Action heroes have changed – they have become slimmer, cooler, and smarter. But in the 1980s, Arnie Schwarzenegger was the archetype. Less brain, more brawn: a real macho man who kicks butt. Obviously, we all remember this era fondly and, thanks to Islington Mill, we can relive it with six macho-packed films. If you manage to stay awake all night, you will have witnessed all the ‘baddies’ be defeated in Robocop, Predator, Escape from New York, Cobra, Roadhouse and Terminator. Guests get a free toy gun to shoot along with – and complimentary popcorn.

Fri 17 May, Islington Mill, James Street, Salford, M3 5HW. Tel: 0161 278 6404, 8pm till 8am, £6,

Fri 17 May
Michael Lyons
Published on:
Thu 11 Apr 2013