Opening its doors on 6th May 2019 and showing Dogwoof documentaries every Monday and Tuesday thereafter, Now Showing Club will be Manchester’s first dedicated documentary cinema.
Having previously appeared as a pop-up at Sadler’s Yard and Winterlast, it has now found a longer-term home and a new collaborator in the celebrated documentary film company
Over the course of 2019, Now Showing Club will be screening 50 films from Dogwoof’s archive, including Free Solo, Minding the Gap, RBG, The Act of Killing and Blackfish. Tickets will be limited to 16 people per show and available online via the Old Bank Residency website.
The Old Bank Residency opened its doors in January 2019 with a focus on bringing together creative practices to experiment, collaborate and grow in the unique architectural surroundings of the old bank building at NOMA.
In addition to Now Showing Club, the project has recently welcomed two other new additions to its ever-changing roster of activities, events and workshops.
One Dish Room will be a studio kitchen at the Old Bank Residency, serving up a nourishing and delicious lunchtime meal every weekday. As well as providing the energy to fuel activities at the Old Bank, they will be cooking enough to serve 50 guests each day in a family style setting. An exhibition called Make Art, Eat Food is currently showing until 7th May in preparation for the launch of the kitchen.
Coupled with Swan Song Coffee offering hot drinks, cakes and pastries in the foyer, the Old Bank Residency looks set to expand the city’s cultural repertoire further still, amidst other rotating workshops and exhibitions.
Swan Song Coffee is open 7:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday.
She Choir, With Love Project, Standard Pottery, Jesse Cracknell, Standard Practice, Poster Paint and NOMA make up the rest of the Old Bank Residency.
Visit the Old Bank Residency online at www.oldbanknoma.com or in person on Hanover Street, NOMA, M4 4AH.
All words by Lee Ashworth. More writing by Lee Ashworth can be found at his author’s archive. Lee Ashworth is also on twitter as @Lee_Ashworth_ and has a website here. He is one half of The Manchester Art Authority.