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We are a cinematic wonderland

We are a cinematic wonderland, a hub of entertainment, a culinary haven, a gathering place for the community, and a source of unforgettable experiences.
Our values - film, food, events, community, and experience - are the cornerstones that shape our identity and make every visit to The Backlot Blackpool truly magical.

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Film and Food

blackpool's Cinematic Wonderland

At The Backlot, our love for film extends beyond showcasing Hollywood blockbusters. We are a cinematic wonderland that embraces local stories and global narratives, curating a diverse selection of films.

Welcome to a place where every frame tells a story, and every screening is an exploration. With the sharpest visuals and immersive, heart-pounding audio, The Backlot’s super-sized IMAX screen will be an experience like no other.

delicious Delights at Every Corner

At The Backlot, we understand that a trip to the cinema is not just about what's on the screen; it's an entire sensory experience. Extend your visit beyond the cinema and immerse yourself in a culinary adventure that begins before or continues after the show at our diner.

From our cinema snacks to our diner restaurant, we have created menus that will take your move experience to the next level. Whether you crave a mouth-watering burger, a crisp salad, or a decadent dessert, our diner has you covered.

Events and Community

Where Every Gathering is a Celebration

From exclusive movie premieres that let you walk the red carpet and experience the thrill of a first viewing, to our beloved themed movie nights that invite fans to dress as their favourite characters, each event is designed to transcend the ordinary movie-going experience.

The Backlot will be home to a wide range of events for gamers, LAN parties, watch parties and even our own 5V5 tournaments! You can read more about it HERE.

Beyond the big screen, The Backlot will be host to a whole range of other events too. From mindfulness and wellbeing sessions, karaoke nights and business conferences to classic card and board game nights. The Backlot is a true home of all forms of entertainment.

Connecting Beyond the Screen

At The Backlot, our commitment to community extends beyond the walls of our cinema. We believe in the power of entertainment media to bring people together, and we will actively contribute to the thriving external community around Blackpool. From local partnerships, community events, education and outreach programmes, we are dedicated to providing a destination for the Blackpool community that extends beyond the big screen.

Get in touch with us HERE if you’d like to discuss a collaboration with us.

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Where to find us


Unit N25 & 26
Houndshill Shopping Centre

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