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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Film picks

After many months, Sheffield's much-missed indie cinemas are getting back to popping corn, scooping ice creams, and welcoming us to their seats. Scroll down for our picks of the films on their screens, compiled by our Joe.

Cinemas are currently open with reduced capacity, so book in advance.

Read full details of cinema safety measures at Showroom and The Light.

Summer of Soul

Thu. 29 July 2021 — Thu. 5 August 2021


An unearthed treasure. In 1969, the same summer as Woodstock, 100 miles away more than 300,000 people attended the Harlem Cultural Festival. The footage was never seen and largely forgotten – until now.

Night of the Living Dead (1968) and Demons (1985) double-bill film screening

Sun. 29 August 2021

Abbeydale Picture House

August Bank Holiday Sunday will see a double-bill of classic horror hit Sheffield's historic Abbeydale Picture House.

ShAFF – outdoor film screening

Sat. 4 September 2021

Overstones Farm, underneath Stanage Edge

An outdoor adventure film screening from Sheffield Adventure Film Festival.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – 35mm film screening

Sun. 5 September 2021

Abbeydale Picture House

A special 35mm film screening of the award-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon presented by Reel Steel at the Abbeydale Picture House.