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How to book a ticket to a charity screening supporting the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund

All proceeds will go towards the fund.

On Monday, a selection of cinemas in the Greater Manchester area will be running charity screenings with proceeds going towards the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, which supports people who have been injured or bereaved by the attack at the Manchester Arena. All ticket sales from the below Wonder Woman screenings, including any booking fees, will be donated to the fund; click the following links to book tickets:

Vue Bolton – 8pm screen 7 (book now)
Vue Bury the Rock – 8pm screen 1, Xtreme (book now)
Vue Manchester Printworks – 8pm screen 1, IMAX 3D (book now)
Vue Manchester Lowry – 8:15pm screen 1 (book now)

Manchester has been the backdrop to countless brilliant films, and a couple of weeks ago, we asked our followers to name their favourite films set in the North West. It’s clear to see from their responses (some of which you’ll find below) how proud people are to see their region represented in so many incredible films.

Whistle Down the Wind

“Loved this film from being a child. The naivety of children and the compassion shown by them to someone labelled by adults as 'the enemy'. A wonderful lesson of treating people as people.”

- Wendy Gledhill


“With Richard Gere and Vanessa Redgrave, set in wartime and filmed in Dobcross, Saddleworth, where local extras had to run up and down the steep Woods Lane for a number of takes! Didn't have fitbits then! Nostalgic and humorous.”

- Norma Taylor

24 Hour Party People

“Showed how the music scene in Manchester really changed music in all of Britain and was just a reminder of a crazy time in a great place.”

- Caroline Jayne Scott

Captain America: The First Avenger and Alfie (2004)

“I love that big US films Captain America:The First Avenger and Alfie (remake) were partly filmed in the Northern Quarter, Manchester because it resembles 1940's New York!”

- Christine Fox

The Family Way

“Made in 1966 at the height of a revitalised Britain. It shows a Bolton that was still predominantly industrial and working class. It showed the struggles between father and son, friend and neighbour, and the sexual naivety of the working classes in northern England contrasted with the heat that was going on in London at the time. It may look slightly 'of its time' nod, but at the time of its release it was a groundbreaking social commentary.”

- John Watson 

East Is East

“Because it somehow managed to combine issues on racism, cultural crisis, homosexuality and family abuse into a film that was largely a comedy.”

- Mitch Raftery

Some comments have been lightly edited for clarity.