The Refuge to be invaded by Gremlins this Xmas
Set in The Principal Hotel, Manchester’s favourite venue The Refuge is undeniably one of the best places to celebrate Christmas in the city with roaring fires, giant trees, hot toddies, a party every night and the building’s decadent Victorian surroundings. This festive season The Refuge have teamed up with Manchesters 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!
Gremlins is one of the most beloved and twisted festive movies and audience members are going 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!
Your 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 (who may-or- may-not actually be Make A Scene host Gary James Williams!). They’ll be presiding over the mayhem with audience members encourage to come dressed up as Gremlins or in their worst Christmas jumpers (the best outfits win free cocktails)! As always at Make A Scene audience interaction is a must with shouting out and singing along encouraged plus carol singing, drinking games, present giving and slime making – let’s get messy!
There’s a full screening of the film with interactive “bright lights, bright lights!” and 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 take place on Saturday 15 th December with a 15.30 matinee and 19.30 evening show available. Tickets £10+booking fee from www.skiddle.com/groups/makeascenemcr , for more info go to site via link below..
You can book a table to eat in The Refuge by Volta restaurant before or after the show by going
to https://www.refugemcr.co.uk/ . This is not included in your film screening ticket price.Read More