The Printworks, Manchester

3.7
The Printworks is a buzzing, state of the art entertainment complex located in the heart of Manchester City Centre. It is home to a range of restaurants, bars and clubs alongside a cinema and gym. The Printworks has something to offer both day and night.

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  • We went to watch Dunkirk on the IMAX screen- it was a pleasurable experience- giving you the full cinematic feel. I just wish people wouldn't talk during the film, as if they are in their front room- ...  more »
  • This review is for the IMAX screen only. The cinema complex has been taken over recently from Odeon and is now run by Vue. The IMAX facility itself is everything you'd expect - big screen, big sound a...  more »
  • We've decided to spoil ourselves and go to the cinema in Printworks, as they offer the IMax quality of movies. I must admit we were not let down. The premises in which is the cinema located are amazin...  more »
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  • Love this place. Feels welcoming with there being no doors and it being open to the street. The old fixtures of the building have been retained (it used be a printworks...) and that mixed with the quality refurbishment gives it a premium feel. Also it is right on the Metrolink route so there is great access.
  • Good place to visit to eat and drink close to Victoria train station. Cinema is good too. Does get very busy at weekends.
  • Lots of places to eat and drink all under one roof, including Hard Rock Cafe, Nando’s, and Frankie & Benny’s. There’s also a VUE cinema which often offers discounted ticket prices during the week. The Printworks can become very busy during the weekends and during large sporting events as there are also some sports bars inside, so if you’re only after a quiet meal/drink, visiting during the week would be more preferable.
  • 1st visit to Peachy Keen' s World Cafe and was most impressed. Great food from an wide variety of dishes.
  • A nice cinema (Vue) and plenty of options for food and drink. Served well by public transport and has a vibrant nightlife. Parking is via a multi-storey nearby but that is expensive. Opposite the Arndale Centre for those who want indoor shopping.

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