The Mini-Cini at Cultureplex, Central Manchester’s cultural hub, continues to present a diverse and innovative programme of films every month, giving you the chance to catch both cinema classics and acclaimed recent movies in the luxurious surroundings of their big screen. We’ve selected the very best of what’s on in January, so keep reading to find out what you absolutely shouldn’t miss.

When Harry Met Sally (1989) | Tue 1 Jan | 3pm | From £5

If you’re feeling a little worse for wear on New Year’s Day, there’s really no better pick-me-up than this iconic 80’s film. Starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal as the titular characters, we follow the pair through their many encounters over twelve years as they attempt to discover whether men and women can ever really just be friends. Whether you’ve seen this one before or you’ve been meaning to for a while, this is a great way to spend your first day of 2020.

The Party's Just Beginning (2018) | Sun 6 Jan | 7pm | From £5

Written and directed by Karen Gillian, this drama film also stars the Scottish actress as Liusaidh, a 24-year-old woman from Inverness struggling to carry on with her life following the suicide of her best friend the previous year. Nominated for a Scottish BAFTA, the film is regarded favourably by critics – the dark subject matter is handled thoughtfully and carefully by Gillan, resulting in a poignant feature-length debut for the star.

Small World Film Club Presents: The Florida Project (2017) | Tue 7 Jan | 6.30pm | From £5

The Florida Project stars young actor Brooklynn Prince as six-year old Moonee, a young girl who lives on the poverty line in a motel near Walt Disney World, alongside Willem Dafoe in an Oscar-nominated performance. This film follows the struggles of Moonee and her single mother Halley as they struggle to stay afloat. Presented by Small World Cinema Club, if you missed this acclaimed feature from director Sean Baker the first time it showed in cinemas, now’s your chance to finally catch it.

Withnail & I (1987) | Sat 11 Jan | 3pm | From £5

Starring Richard E. Grant (in his film debut) as Withnail, and Paul McGann as ‘I”, this cult British black comedy follows two unemployed actors sharing a flat in Camden Town in 1969, who decide they need a holiday and drive to a somewhat dilapidated cottage belonging to Withnail’s uncle Monty (portrayed by Richard Griffiths) in the Lake District. This film is a must-see for fans of dark British humour, with implausible situations, withering quips and an ending definitely more tragic than comic.

La Dolce Vita (1960) | Sun 26 Jan | 3pm | From £5

Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1960, La Dolce Vita is one of Italian cinema’s finest achievements. It’s the kind of film that can be truly appreciated in a cinema, so don’t let its substantial runtime of nearly three hours deter you – the indulgent journey through Rome and the surrounding area of Italy is a feast for the senses.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Wed 1 Jan - Fri 31 Jan, Cultureplex,
Ground Floor, Warehouse, Ducie St, Manchester, M1 2TP
, Tel: 0161 713 3130, From £5, 7am - 12am (Mon - Fri), 8am - 12am (Sat - Sun)
Amy Callaghan
Published on:
Sun 22 Dec 2019