Those who have been in Sheffield for many years will remember the dark days when the city’s local cinemas closed and giant-screen multiplexes drove cinema-goers out of the centre and onto trams and buses to catch the latest releases. When the Showroom opened its doors in 1995 Sheffield finally got the cinema it deserved, and we got a taste for the good stuff. In recent years, at long last, we’ve been getting even more, since the opening of Sheffield Curzon. We’re a lucky lot.
Curzon cinemas have been around since 1934, bringing quality cinema experiences to Londoners. The Sheffield venue marks another move for the mini-chain out of London and into Yorkshire, following the opening of the Curzon Ripon in 2013. Located on George Street (the path between HMV and the Crucible), the new Sheffield Curzon is a stunning conversion of an old bank into a three-screen cinema with state of the art facilities and some of the most comfortable cinema chairs the city has ever seen. Topping it all off is its rooftop bar – perfect for an early summer pre-film drink or two.
The Curzon focuses on a solid programme of top grade independent cinema, live streamed theatre and special events. Keep an eye on OFP’s film picks for the best of what's on offer both at the Curzon and across independent cinemas and volunteer-led film clubs in the city.
- Words by
- Jacqueline Chell