First opened in 1923 in Stockport, South Manchester, The Savoy is quite the local legend. In fact, its history stretches back so far that the first features it screened were of the silent variety. Though the cinema fell into disrepair and closed several years ago, it reopened in 2015 following a major refurbishment that has seen its Art Deco looks preserved (and new amenities, including air-conditioning and luxury seating, installed). Nowadays, the boutique cinema screens everything from major blockbusters to independent documentaries, so moviegoers of all stripes are well catered to.
While VUE cinemas can be found across the UK, this one is a little different. For starters, it’s located in a revamped, 19th-century printworks, whose elegant façade contains one of the city’s largest entertainment complexes. And speaking of size: with 23 screens, including the second-largest IMAX screen in Europe, the Vue Printworks is among the biggest cinemas in Britain. The only problem you’ll encounter? Narrowing down exactly which film you want to see when there’s so much choice.