With the cold nights slowly creeping in, November has some interesting socially distanced events for a variety of film fans. Let’s take a look…

Drive-in Cinema at ScareCity | EventCity | Until 15 Nov | Various Times | From £35

Park N Party have extended their popular, socially distanced line-up of cult classic screenings at EventCity. They will be delivering safe, spooky fun to audiences from the comfort of their own cars. This will be a drive-in experience including a mix of family-friendly and adult screenings plus a chilling, drive-through scare tunnel with live performances from actors and more surprises along the way. Top film picks include The Exorcist, The Blair Witch Project, The Invisible Man, The Conjuring 2 and Coco.

Phoenix Way, Barton Dock Road, Manchester, M41 7TB
Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project Introduced Screening Preview | HOME | Tue 3 Nov | 5.30pm | £9.50

Marion Stokes, believing taping television was a form of activism, recorded pieces of television history 24 hours a day for 30 years between 1975 and her death in 2012. Her 70,000 VHS tapes are now being digitised for an archive she believed would be invaluable in the future. This screening also features a recorded introduction by director Matt Wolf.

2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN, Tel: 0161 200 1500
Doc’n Roll Mcr | AATMA | Sat 7 Nov | 7pm | Free

Barber Presents and Doc’n Roll MCR Film Festival will be showcasing a selection of short music documentaries to raise vital funds for the venue AATMA. At the time of writing, most of the line up is still TBC but visitors will be able to enjoy My Bad Sister, a short by filmmakers Joe Magowan & Charlie France. This event is free but booking is required.

1st Floor, 14-16 Faraday Street, Manchester, M1 1BE
Manchester Animation Festival: Online Edition | Sun 15 - Mon 30 Nov | From £5

Manchester Animation Festival returns this November in a fully-online format, showcasing work from all over the globe and packing its line-up with UK previews, workshops, networking events, panel discussions, talks and masterclasses from industry professionals. Among the must-see events are writer/director Rémi Chayé discussing his gorgeous new animated feature Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary (pictured) and a discussion with Jim Capobianco, writer of Pixar’s Ratatouille about his new stop-motion feature The Inventor which is currently in development. Head here to explore our festival picks.

Drive-in Movies | City of Manchester Stadium | Thu 26 Nov - Sun 13 Dec | From £38.50

The City of Manchester Stadium is screening a fun selection of films at their American ‘50s style Drive-In cinema. You can stay in your car and keep safe whilst enjoying a variety of films including Batman Returns, Elf, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, Die Hard and Gremlins. Explore the line up further in our guide of 5 drive-in movies you can’t afford to miss this Christmas.

Ashton New Road, Manchester, M11 3FF
Sun 1 Nov - Mon 30 Nov
Ally Davies
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Thu 29 Oct 2020