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2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, Lancashire, M15 4FN

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Open since 1985 the Cornerhouse is Manchester's international centre for contemporary visual arts and film. The centre has 3 floors of contemporary art galleries, 3 cinema screens, a bar, cafe and bookshop. Cornerhouse also operates an international publications service distributing visual arts books and catalogues.

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4
Manchester’s Arthouse Cinema
An institution in Manchester which shows films that you can’t see anywhere else. There are 3 screens - a larger one in the building just across the road and 2 smaller ones in the main building. The bars on the ground floor and 1st floor are great places to people watch as Oxford Road outside is one of Manchester’s busiest. Food is also available on the 1st floor and there are art exhibitions on the 3rd floor. It also has a book and card shop.
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5
Top class
The Cornerhouse - quite pricey, ever-so-slightly pretentious but absolutely mint. The cinema always has the best films on, the bar has some great cocktails and beers and the shop has the coolest books, greeting cards and magazines. The Monday night quiz is great too – pretty tricky but not too difficult.

The staff are superb. They must get paid well as they're always super friendly, efficient and look like they're having a good time. Go in happy hour in you’re on a budget as you can get some spectacular cocktails at cut down prices.

The food is quite pricey but on a Monday you can get a pizza a film and a glass of wine or a pint for a tenner! Bargain!
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The bar is excellent!
This is an excellent bar located on the upper floor of the cinema on the corner of Oxford Road.
There is a healthy range of European premium lagers available on draught and in bottles. There is also a great selection of reasonably priced cocktails (look out for the happy hours to make the most of these) and is also great for fresh soft drinks and coffees/hot chocolates.
The atmosphere is always good and it’s a great place to stop off and chat before visiting the cinema or the theatre. There are loads of tables and a few sofas which make it a good place for a group conversations.
The food is also quite impressive – mostly serving simple platters and salads. The tour-de-force though are the stone-baked pizzas, which are very much like Felicini’s (across the road) but at about half the price
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4
Great for the independent and foreign films.

Ideally situated on the corner of Manchester’s Oxford Road train station, the corner house serves up one of the most unique cinemas experiences as its stylish and boutique feel attracts the more intellectually minded cinema goer.

It does have a couple of downsides however, food and drink is expensive and the screens are quite small, meaning you can expect full houses and sold out screenings quite often, other minus in my book is the fact that films don’t seem to show for very long, often only a week or two at the most for some smaller films, which is probably necessary as the films aren’t the blockbusters of the film works.. but it is a shame that you cant really see a film more than once before its changed to something else.

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The Cornerhouse
The Cornerhouse manages to fill the hole left by larger cinema complexes. The programme at the cinema is well thought out and niether too obscure nor to mainstream. The cinema provides a great experience in a long but large auditorium with great sound. The Cornerhouse is also home to visiting exhibitions and a bar / restaurant and shop. The bar, both upstairs and down, has a great range of wines and beers and the food is quite reasonable. There are often meal and cinema deals which beat the usual Pizza Hut cinema deals. The bar also hosts DJs at the weekend and has been home to Andy Votel's evening B-Music.
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