Launching this summer, FACT presents Cinema in The City, a brand new film programme of weekend screenings in hidden locations across the Liverpool. Each screening will bring together the best in independent cinema whilst showcasing emerging talent from local filmmakers with food and drink stalls from the city’s most loved restaurants.

Their summer of screenings kicks off on Friday 13 August at the stunning and historic Cotton Exchange Rooftop Garden. The Grade II listed building on Ormond Street is a short walk from Liverpool One and Liverpool’s famous waterfront and it will be the very first time that films have been screened on the building’s rooftop. Middle Eastern inspired food and drinks will be provided by locally renowned restaurant, Maray, who will host their own pop-up food stall.

FACT Cinema In The City Screenings


Fri 13 August, 18:00
Book now Director brothers Bill and Turner Ross tap into the community spirit that local bars engender and the real connections people make in unexpected places. It’s the last night ever at the Roaring 20s cocktail lounge, and all’s fair in boozy truths and wavy fictions.


Sat 14 August, 18:00
Book Now In this fictionalised account of the life of 19th century palaeontologist Mary Anning, Kate Winslet plays the pioneering scientist with Saoirse Ronan as the gentlewoman who falls in love with her while staying in Mary’s beloved Lyme Regis.


Sun 15 August, 18:00
Book Now Could it be that we are the things we don’t forget? In director Christos Nikou’s Apples, Aris, a solitary man in his late thirties, becomes a victim of an unexplained surge of memory loss disorders in his city and is forced to confront his severe amnesia through an experimental new treatment.
Friday 20 Aug, 18:00
Book Now Played out in long takes, amidst a landscape that dwarfs its residents, The Killing of Two Lovers, like Xavier Legrande’s impressive Custody, skilfully maps out the complex terrain of a marriage in freefall, holding off judgement of characters’ actions until we are fully immersed in their lives.


Saturday 21 Aug, 18:00
Book Now Rare Beasts is the dark, funny, failed love story of Mandy and Pete. Mandy (Billie Piper) is a modern woman in a crisis. Raising a son, Larch (Toby Woolf) in the midst of a female revolution, mining the pain of her parents’ separation and professionally writing about a love that no longer exists, she falls upon a troubled man, Pete (Leo Bill), who is searching for a sense of worth, belonging and ‘restored’ male identity.


Sunday 22 Aug, 18:00
Book Now Through the eyes of three stray dogs wandering the streets of Istanbul, Stray explores what it means to live as a being without status or security. As they search for food and shelter, Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society that allow us an unvarnished portrait of human life —and their own canine culture.

Tickets are available now, just pick your screening and book your place.