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The Printworks

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Address: 27 Withy Grove, Manchester M4 2BS, England
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+44 161 829 8000
06:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 03:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The 16-year-old leisure scheme houses a state-of-the-art IMAX cinema, fully...

The 16-year-old leisure scheme houses a state-of-the-art IMAX cinema, fully equipped gym and health club, complete with a 20m swimming pool, and 16 bars and restaurants. All in the heart of Manchester! From 6am until 3am, the scheme is alive with activity. Visitors can catch a spinning class before work, pop in for lunch, watch the latest blockbuster or meet friends for a drink after work. Thanks to the newly opened Exchange Square Metrolink stop and the recently renovated Manchester Victoria station visitors can be at the scheme in minutes. The Printworks has an excellent choice of bars, cafes and restaurants offering everything from light bites to three course meals, noodles to burgers, European cuisine or something from the deep south. Not only does The Printworks have a great offering for food and drink but it also has a stellar events calendar. Make The Printworks a one-stop shop for entertainment in Manchester!

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Good place to wile away an afternoon

I was recently at a loose end one Sunday afternoon and I was strolling around the city centre when I happened upon the Printworks. I was intrigued to see how dark it was inside... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2015
Leverkusen, Germany
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Preston, United Kingdom
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364 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

On our most recent visit to the Printworks we had come to Manchester to see Michael McCintyre in concert at the Manchester Arena. Whatever you are visiting Manchester for you really should visit the Printworks this is an old industrial building which has been painstakingly restored and retains a lot of the original architecture. There is the IMAX Cinema where... More 

1 Thank Michael W
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

First time I have had the gallery experience. The ticket was about 18 pounds. for that you get to go to a vip lounge, free all you can eat and drink pop corn, non alcohol drinks as well as nachos. you go to the top floor, and u have your own toilet facilities, and entrance. A velvet door into the... More 

4 Thank cazywade
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

The Odeon cinema in the Printworks has refurbished all the screens. I couldn't believe it. The cinema totally sucks now! I used to say, the Odeon cinema is the last place left where I can sit comfortably, as the seats were nice and wide and big like a car seat. They have ripped out all the comfy seats in each... More 

Thank GigiUK666
York, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Finally, odeon have seen the light and given in to refurbishing the seating here at the Printworks and oh my, they've done such a good job of it. The reupholstered faux leather chairs in premier seating are the absolute bomb. Congratulations on the refit, odeon. It's been a long time coming but you've done us proud. A little hitch with... More 

Thank UKPeteGraham
Leverkusen, Germany
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855 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

I was recently at a loose end one Sunday afternoon and I was strolling around the city centre when I happened upon the Printworks. I was intrigued to see how dark it was inside and how the overall feel to the place was like something out of one of those Disneyland film type settings. There are a good number of... More 

Thank Eyekaytoo
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Great industrial complex converted to entertainment and eateries. Odeon cinema is spacious and comfortable and lots of interesting options for a meal before or after a movie. Close to Arndale and trams.

Thank cinephile82
Manchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Visited the printworks for a few drinks and something to eat, all round really enjoyable and a good atmosphere. Plenty of choice of great restaurants and bars

Thank TheDJKing1
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Lots of food venues/sports bars inside. Also a decent club there. Situated near really good clubs, Tiger Tiger, The Birdcage, Sugar Buddha.

Thank lea2k13
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited Manchester for the weekend and decided to go to the cinema. We do not have an Imax cinema at home so we were impressed with the size of the screen and the sound and 3D quality. Also impressed with price of food and drink. Was 9.95 for a 2 large Pepsi max and a large... More 

Thank Emily994
Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

It's a great place to go out for food, it's affordable though I wouldn't recommend it for a night out, it gets absolutely trashed over the weekends.

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