What classic films can you watch in Liverpool this August?

Summer isn’t all about music festivals and days out in the park. It’s also about sitting in a dark room watching a movie…right? Well, either way, if that’s your pace, we’ve got you covered in Merseyside this august. 

Output Gallery Screenings

This is a new one, and one that we hope we will see much more from. The Output Gallery is a hidden gem on Seel Street and the perfect place for a pop-up cinema, as you’re sure to find out this month as the Empty Space Cinema takes over for three Thursdays of the month. The films are put on by different organisations, with the first being presented by Liverpool Pride on 16th – a screening of Showgirls. The next is a selection of short films coming from the Liverpool City Council, a jump back in time as we are shown promotional footage from the region, followed by the documentary, Passing Tides. The grand finale is the Merseyside favourite, You’ll Never Walk Alone, a French documentary about the Liverpool music scene in the 90s.

HUS Skyline Rooftop Cinema

HUS has been a summer hit since opening its rooftop terrace for punters to revel in the view of the sunny scouse skyline with a cocktail or two and some live entertainment, before settling into a movie, roofed by the stars. The whole thing sounds dreamy just saying it, so imagine being there! There isn’t long left of what has been one of the hottest summers in recent memory, and the rooftop scene might not have the same ring to it as the temperatures drop and skies begin to open. So, make sure that you get down to one of these magical movie moments this august as HUS screen Grease, The Notebook and Dirty Dancing throughout the month. 

ASBO Cinema Presents Back To The Future, Camp and Furnace – 3rd August

Camp and Furnace are carving out a real niche for themselves with their unruly versions of classic nights out. You’ve got the world famous Bongo’s Bingo as well as Ya Nan’s Big Quiz, but we’re interested in the ASBO Cinema this month, where punters will be treated to a special screening of Back To The Future. This is not one for film fans who abide by the cinema code of no talking, phones or loud eating, as the audience is encouraged to sing along, shout out quotes and film the occasion. They even have the occasional popcorn fight and confetti cannons. Head back into the DeLorean to be transported back to the future in this raucous way with your tickets here.

Farm Yard Flicks – The Big Lebowski, Claremont Farm – 4th August

Farm Yard Flicks have been another summer hit, having screened the likes of Alfred Hitchcock classics and John Carpenter favourites over the season. They return with a Cohen Brothers cult comedy – The Big Lebowski. The Dude, his friends, and his enemies, come to the outdoor screening for the august edition of the pop up cinema. This is not just a screening, though; it is a sound experience as The Bonsai Hi-Fi Sound System makes this a truly unique experience. Oh, and the fact that you’re watching a film on a farm. Get your tickets now.

George Henry Lee Building Screenings

The second venue of the month to be hosting the Empty Spaces Cinema, the George Henry Lee Building will be putting on special screenings of The Craft (5th), Shop Around The Corner (12th), Clerks (19th) and Little Shop of Horrors (26th). All presented by Don’t Cry, Shop Girl, the films celebrate Saturday jobs, going to school and the joy of working on the front line in retail. All of these are classics are perfectly suited to the quirky, yet classic setting of the George Henry Lee Building, making for an extra special viewing of these flicks. It’s important to support these little start ups and we’re getting lots of innovation of pre-existing, historic spaces, so get down this august to support the Empty Spaces Cinema Pop-Up. Just click on the film of your choice to get your tickets now. 

Another month of super cinema, fantastic film and cult classics across the region that can rival any city for innovation and creativity. Watching a film is all about the experience, and these definitely take that experience to the max. 

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