Season 2

May 4th-7th 2017

Season 2 Festival Lineup below

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thursday 4th May 2017

opening night special

Friday 5th May 2017

Saturday 6th May 2017

SUNday 7th May 2017

Past Season 2 Special Events

Dec 2016 - May 2017

The Lonely Island All Dayer
12/3/17 - Gorilla

We are proud to present a special all day event dedicated to the greatest trio in TV/Web Series/Film/Fake Rap history: The Lonely Island.


On 12th March at Gorilla, we will celebrate the Incredibad trio behind some of the internet’s biggest viral videos such I’m on a Boat, Dick in a Box and I just Had Sex; in addition to Saturday Night Live’s Digital Shorts, some of SNL’s best sketches and two of the greatest, side-splitting comedy films of the past decade


First up at our all-dayer will be a special 10th anniversary screening of the guy’s feature film debut HOT-ROD which tells the hilarious tale of the worst stuntman ever and his record (and bone) breaking attempt to jump 15 buses.


Second up is a special feature length, relentlessly ludicrous slot curated by Pilot Light featuring some of The Lonely Island’s best internet videos, SNL sketches and other redonk clips.


We close our all-dayer with bringing last year’s POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING back to the big screen! Despite universal critical acclaim, the guy’s second feature film, a pop mockumentary which follows a Justin Bieber type played by Samberg only had a very small release in the UK; so we’re excited to give audiences another chance to catch last year’s funniest film on the big screen again!


Gorilla // March 12th //Doors 2pm// start at 2.30pm


Tickets £10ADV HERE​

Saturday Morning Kids TV Special: Vol.1!
28/01/17 - MCR Central Library

Whilst the array of choice and ways we can watch TV obviously has its benefits, some types of TV watching have faded in recent years. At the end of Jan, here at Pilot Light we are bringing one of them back in style! On 28th Jan, set your alarms, get your PJ’s on, dig into some cereal and join us for a whole morning of retro kids TV at Manchester Central Library!


In this first ‘volume’ of our Saturday Morning Kids TV Special we’re going to be focusing on our favourite 90’s US shows from the likes of Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and beyond with some of our favourite cartoons, live action shows with some awesome retro adverts & surprises sandwiched between them!  


Shows Screening:

Keenan & Kel

Dexters Lab



Power Rangers


Sabrina the Teenage Witch


MCR Central Library (Performance Space) // January 28th

Doors 10am// First episode starts at 10.30am // Event end 1.00pm


All ages welcome!

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(£2 reservation fee per person  + booking fees required, family tickets available)

Pilot Light's Christmas US Sitcom Special!
15/12/16 - MCR Central Library

Christmas: Mince Pies, Mistletoe and Mulled Wine, but the best part of the festive period for the gang here at Pilot Light TV Festival is gathering with our nearest and dearest to watch lots of amazing Christmas TV!


Join us at MCR Central Library on December 15th as we screen a selection of our favourite Christmas episodes of US sitcoms from the 90’s onwards including Friends, Scrubs, The Simpsons and more! Mince Pies and festive treats included!


Episodes Screening:

Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (The Simpsons S1E1)

Christmas Party (The Office US S2E10)

A Very Sunny Christmas (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia S6E13)

My Own Personal Jesus (Scrubs S1E11)

The One With The Holiday Armadillo (Friends S7E10)

(If you haven't seen one or two of the shows featured don't worry;  In the spirit of things we've curated episodes that need no prior knowledge to enjoy!)


Entry will be allowed throughout just incase you can't make the first episodes due to the start time. 


MCR Central Library (Performance Space) // December 15th

Doors 5pm// First episode starts at 5.30pm // Event end 7.45pm


Ages 15+

Reserve your seats here now

(£2 reservation fee  + booking fees required)