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

Film picks

Sheffield's much-missed cinemas are 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.

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

The Story of a Three Day Pass

Mon. 25 October 2021


An innovative feature debut from 1967, a whirlwind romance exploring the psychology of an interracial relationship. A fascinating commentary by Melvin Van Peebles on France’s contradictory attitudes about race that is playful, sarcastic & insightful.

Welcome II the Terrordome

Thu. 28 October 2021


Ngozi Onwurah's Welcome II the Terrordome is a rough diamond of 90s British cinema, a ferocious dystopian nightmare and Afrofuturist vision. Followed by a discussion with award-winning film exhibition company We Are Parable and Being Human Festival.


Fri. 22 October 2021 — Thu. 28 October 2021

Dennis Villeneuve's adaptation of Frank Herbert's landmark 1965 sci-fi novel is one of the most anticipated films of 2021. Dune is the story of one young man's journey to the most dangerous planet in the universe, to save his family and his people.

The French Dispatch

Fri. 22 October 2021 — Thu. 28 October 2021

A loving ode to the history of print journalism, Wes Anderson's latest film brings to life stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in 20th century France. With Benicio del Toro, Timothée Chalamet, Tilda Swinton and Bill Murray.

The Harder They Fall

Fri. 22 October 2021 — Thu. 28 October 2021


A revenge western, following African-American cowboy Nat Love and his gang of outlaws – and reclaiming the Black narratives that have been overlooked in both the cinema genre and the history books. With Idris Elba, Lakieth Stanfield and Regina King.

Do The Right Thing

Sat. 30 October 2021


Set in Brooklyn at the height of summer and taking place over a single day, Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing follows the interactions of a cast of unforgettable characters as tensions rise along racial fault lines. A landmark in American cinema.

Halloween at the Abbeydale Picture House

Sun. 31 October 2021

Abbeydale Picture House

An evening of folk-horror cinema comes to Sheffield's historic Abbeydale Picture House this Halloween.

Nostalgic Film Club: Haunted Screenings

Sat. 30 October 2021 — Sun. 31 October 2021

Sheffield General Cemetery

Immersive cinema comes to Sheffield's General Cemetery this Halloween weekend, with a programme of afternoon and after-dark Haunted Screenings. Films include Death Becomes Her, Addams Family, and more.

Passing the Baton: The Legacy of the Windrush Pioneers

Mon. 1 November 2021

Theatre Deli

Join Nyara School of Arts for an intergenerational film focusing on Sheffield's Windrush generation and how it has shaped the city and influenced Sheffield's language, arts, and culture.


Fri. 29 October 2021 — Thu. 4 November 2021


A thoughtful adaptation of Nella Larsen’s novel about race, gender, class and sexuality in 1920s Harlem. The film tells the intimate story of two childhood friends who reunite in adulthood, as their lives and worries become increasingly intertwined.