Cinemas in Sheffield

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The cinemas in Sheffield cater for all tastes with arthouse venues sitting happily alongside big multiplex screens. Whether you’re sold on the latest big-name blockbuster or looking for a classic screening, there’s a great variety of film offering in Sheffield.

Sheffield is home to the sprawling 20 screen Cineworld – one of only two IMAX with laser projection screens in the country. Additionally, the magnificent 1920 Abbeydale Picture House warrants a special mention too. With its barrell-vaulted ceiling – iconic and grand – it’s the only cinema of its era still going strong today.

There are also plenty of great films to be found in the newer venues too.  Look to Showroom Workstation for a selection of independent and arthouse releases alongside classic flicks, and The Light Cinema for a luxurious and plush cinema experience.

Alongside regularly scheduled programming across the city’s cinemas, film fans in Sheffield should look out for the internationally renowned Sheffield DocFest. Taking place every June, the festival is the UK’s largest documentary festival and features film screenings, exhibitions, talks and events.  Additionally, early cinema aficionados should definitely check out the Yorkshire Silent Film Festival –  delivering an unmissable annual festival of silent film alongside a year-round programme of events.

Here are our picks

  • 1. The Abbeydale Picture House

    Cinemas in Sheffield Photographer: Scott Hukins ©
    Abbeydale Picture House Photographer: Scott Hukins ©

    The Abbeydale Picture House, 387 Abbeydale Road , Sheffield, S7 1FS - Visit now

    Hostings screenings and festivals, this Grade II listed picture palace of the 1920s is the only cinema of its era still operating in Sheffield today.

  • 2. Showroom Workstation

    Showroom Workstation
    Showroom Workstation

    Showroom Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX - Visit now

    The go-to art house in Sheffield, Showroom is the independent cinema of choice for film fans looking for classic, esoteric or foreign language flicks.

  • 3. Curzon Sheffield

    Curzon Sheffield

    Curzon Sheffield, 16 George Street, Sheffield, S1 2PF - Visit now

    The Sheffield branch of the national Curzon chain, this boutique cinema also specialises in non-mainstream fare. There’s also a rooftop bar for after the film.

  • 4. Cineworld Sheffield

    Cineworld Sheffield

    Cineworld Sheffield, Valley Centertainment, Broughton Lane, Sheffield, S9 2EP - Visit now

    The largest Cineworld in the country, if just you have to see it on the biggest screen possible, then the ginormous IMAX screen at Cineworld Sheffield is the place to do it.

  • 5. The Light Cinema Sheffield

    The Light Cinema - Sheffield.

    The Light Cinema Sheffield, The Moor, Sheffield, S1 4PF - Visit now

    The Light cinema chain are the new kids on the block, multiplex-wise. Sheffield’s branch is shiny and comfortable.

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