A Christmas Film Screening With Gremlins And A Midnight Feast Is Coming To Manchester

It looks spectacular...


This festive season The Refuge have teamed up with Manchester's queer immersive film club Make A Scene to host one of their world famous interactive showings, and there’s something shocking growing in the basement...

After September’s sold out immersive screenings of The Witches and numerous “way-too-interactive” showings ranging from flower-arrange-along Little Shop of Horrors to dance-a-long Hairspray, Make A Scene turn their eye to classic 80s Christmas comedy horror Gremlins!

Audience members can expect to see the film as never before with The Refuge basement turning into the Kingston Falls Tavern from the film complete with seasonal decorations, specially created cocktails by The Refuge bar team – including the ‘The Kremlin Gremlin’ and ‘The Rockin Ricky Rialto Smash’ – and a freshly hatched batch of slimy Gremlin eggs!

You can watch the official video here...

The evening will be hosted by Make A Scene hostess, drag queen and comedian Grace Oni Smith in full lady Gremlin drag and we hear there will be a visit from Santa himself...

Audience members are encouraged to come dressed up as Gremlins or in their worst Christmas jumpers (the best outfits win free cocktails.)

There’s a full screening of the film with special effects plus a midnight feast. Festive bakes can be bought from the crazily creative sweet treat magicians at Bakeorama who will be creating special Gremlins-themed Christmas snacks specially for the event – who fancies Mrs Peltzner’s gingerbread men?

After the evening show there’ll even be a Kingston Falls Happy Holidays Shindig with a retro-Christmas disco from Drunk At Vogue DJ Thom Docking.

Make A Scene will also be collecting for LGBT Homeless Charity Albert Kennedy Trust on the day to make sure we help out those who are less fortunate than us at this time of year.

Screenings will take place on Saturday 15 December with a 15.30 matinee and 19.30 evening show available. Tickets are £10+ booking fee and are available to buy here.

You can book a table to eat in The Refuge by Volta restaurant before or after the show by visitng the official website here.

See you there!

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