Fancy seeing a movie before its release, even if you don’t know what it is? Well, Manchester Pride is holding two intimate secret cinema screenings at the Moston Miners Community Arts & Music Centre this week, giving audiences a viewing of a new and highly anticipated feature ahead of its release date in September 2014.
Another example of how a little support can go a long way, these events form part of the Manchester Pride fringe spanning the month of August. Manchester Pride is a series of diverse events combining music, theatre, art, culture, comedy and sport to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life.
However not everything at the Manchester Pride Fringe is secret, as a series of exclusive events will take place ahead of the release of British film Pride, which stars Imelda Staunton, Andrew Scott and Bill Nighy. Based on the unlikely relationship between a group of LGBT activists and striking miners in 1984, the film tells the true story of an LGBT group which raised money for the miners and marched alongside them at London Pride.
Cast members will take part in a Q&A session on Friday 22 August at Selfridges Exchange Square and will march in the Pride Parade the following day, with banners from the miner’s march in 1984. There will also be a Q&A session with some of the original gay and lesbian activists at the People’s History Museum on Saturday 23 August. An exclusive preview of the film will be shown as part of Pride Fringe at the Printworks.
The Fringe’s screen-theme continues with Coming Out: from Script to Screen, which takes place at The Lowry, MediaCity:UK, on Tuesday 19 August. The joint creator of Coronation Street, Tony Warren, soap actress Brooke Vincent and writers Jonathan Harvey, Damon Rochefort and Debbie Oates, will discuss the concept of characters in soaps coming out and how the story moves from script to screen at this unique talk.
You can find out more about the many other events taking place at the Manchester Pride Fringe at the official website.
Here are the details of the secret cinema screenings (and by the way, while the image above is from the movie Pride, we have no knowledge that this will be the secret screening movie, as it may well be something else):
PRIDE FRINGE SECRET SCREENINGS
WHEN: FRIDAY 15 AUGUST 7.30pm & SATURDAY 16 AUGUST 2.30pm
WHERE: THE MOSTON MINERS COMMUNITY ARTS & MUSIC CENTRE, 35 TEDDINGTON ROAD, MANCHESTER M40 0DJ
TICKETS: £8 (FRIDAY) £6 (SATURDAY)