Liverpool’s Empty Spaces Cinema will be taking over Wavertree’s Handyman Supermarket on 6th & 7th May for The Hammer and Nail Pop-Up Film Festival.

The not-for-profit organisation will host a series of screenings in the location of the former Sefton Park Picturedrome, before the Handyman Supermarket is turned into a microbrewery and pub. The back room space that will be used for the screenings can seat up to 50 people.

Chris from Empty Spaces Cinema said “The idea of Empty Spaces Cinema is to bring together communities, pitching in to create a unique cinema setting using local empty spaces, while promoting the history of the buildings and locations the screenings take place in.”

Withnail and I

Withnail and I Screening on Saturday 6th May

The Hammer and Nail festival kicks off on Saturday 6th May with a screening of the cult classic black comedy ‘Withnail & I’ starring Richard E Grant and Paul McGann as two young unemployed actors. The film is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

On Sunday 7th May there will be the family friendly ‘Wreck It Ralph’ screening at starting at 2pm with arts and crafts activities for the kids, before the film screening at 3pm.

This will be followed at 6pm by gothic horror and mystery ‘The Hound of The Baskervilles’ starring Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes and Sir Christopher Lee as Sir Henry Baskerville. Telling the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound of supernatural origin, the film is a must see classic.

Tickets are just £5 (£4 for concessions) and the money raised will go back into setting up future pop up events. Book your tickets here.

You can expect more exciting announcements from the Empty Spaces Cinema team soon. Be the first to hear about future events by following their Facebook page here and Twitter here.

Handyman’s Supermarket, 461 Smithdown Road, L15 3JL