Mockingbird Cinema presents Back to the 80s

A weekend of themed blockbusters, cocktails and nostalgia.

Based in the heart of the Custard Factory in Digbeth, the Mockingbird Cinema will host the jam-packed event spanning from Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October, and will showcase a diverse range of 80s cinema classics including Dirty Dancing, Back to the Future, The Shining and more.

In a unique cinema experience celebrating all things 80s, guests can enjoy a range of themed treats across the weekend including an 80s breakfast of topped cereal, pop tarts and hot drinks to take into the screening of the Breakfast Club; a bottle of prosecco for Saturday night’s Dirty Dancing screening; along with themed cocktails, and 80s music all weekend.

A full list of screenings can be found below:

Friday 30th September

7.00pm – 8.55pm: Little Shop of Horrors
8.00pm – 10.00pm: Heathers
9.00pm – 10.50pm: Labyrinth
10.30pm: Free Mystery 80s Cult Film

Saturday 1st October

10.00am – 12.00pm – Breakfast Club (With 80s Breakfast)
11.00am – 12.50pm – The Little Mermaid Singalong
12.30pm – 2.45pm – Akira (Subtitled)
1.00pm – 3.00pm – Little Shop of Horrors
3.00pm – 5.05pm – Withnail and I
3.15pm – 5.25pm – The Terminator
5.30pm – 7.50pm – Ghostbusters
5.35pm – 7.50pm – E.T (40th Anniversary)
8.00pm – 10.00pm – Dirty Dancing
8.00pm – 10.00pm – Back to the Future
10.30pm – Free 80s Horror Film

Sunday 2nd October

12.15pm – 2.05pm – The Little Mermaid Singalong
1.15pm – 3.15pm – The Goonies
2.20pm – 4.20pm – Dirty Dancing
3.30pm – 5.35pm – E.T (40th Anniversary)
4.30pm – 6.35pm – Withnail and I
5.45pm – 7.50pm – Back to the Future
6.45pm – 8.20pm – Free 80s Mystery Film
8.00pm – 10.35pm – The Shining
8.30pm – 10.35pm – The Terminator

Ticket prices start at just £5.95 for all standard entry, and range to £15.99.

After undergoing a refurbishment in the early months of 2022, Digbeth’s much-loved Mockingbird Cinema has since been back in action celebrating all things brilliant about cinema with diverse screenings of exciting blockbusters, cult classics, and everything in between; along with hosting themed events which range from dog-friendly screenings of 101 Dalmatians, to Stranger Things and Harry Potter quizzes.

Further upcoming events for 2022 include a range of Buffy the Vampire Slayer themed evenings in November and December, Return to the Hellmouth: The Big Buffy Meetup; set to showcase favourite Buffy episodes along with karaoke, tarot card reading, themed cocktails, quizzes and prizes.

Tickets for Back to the 80s screenings, along with further information, can be purchased at: mockingbirdcinema.