Strange and Unusual: A Tim Burton Half Term Double Bill at Showroom Cinema

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor
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Strange and Unusual: A Tim Burton Half Term Double-Bill at Showroom Workstation, City Centre 25 — 31 October 2021 Tickets from £4.50 — Book now

A favourite with film fans of all ages, Tim Burton has long applied his gently gothic stylings to creepy family fare. From Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas, to his forays into the world of Batman, the director draws on everything from old-school Universal Studios horror, to Hammer, to classic literature in order to bring his unique brand of macabre to the screen.

This October half term, Sheffield’s Showroom are presenting a family friendly double bill fit for Halloween, with two of Burton’s spookier offerings scheduled to screen back-to-back each day from Mon 25 – Sun 31 October.

Each day starts with Frankenweenie, the director’s 2012 stop motion, canine riff on Mary Shelley, which tells the story of one young boy’s attempts to bring his beloved pooch back to life. From there, and suitable for slightly older filmgoers, audiences can rediscover Burton’s 1988 horror-comedy Beetlejuice, a cult effort which stars Michael Keaton as the titular spook.

Strange and Unusual: A Tim Burton Half Term Double-Bill at Showroom Workstation, City Centre 25 — 31 October 2021 Tickets from £4.50 Book now

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The Leadmill

Situated in a former flour mill to the south east of the city centre, The Leadmill is Sheffield’s longest running music venue.

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A great pub situated in an early 20th century brick and bright yellow building on the corner of Furnival Street and Brown Street.

The Sheffield Tap
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With a wide range of craft beers and its very own on-site microbrewery, Sheffield Tap is uniquely housed within a restored railway station.

Street Food Chef
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An award-winning Mexican cantina serving speedy and fiercely tasty food – a healthy fast food alternative for the people of Sheffield.

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Excellent coffee, including its own blend, and hearty, relaxed food make this one of Sheffield’s best casual eateries.

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Sidney and Matilda, a former paper factory, is now one of Sheffields’s most exciting gig venues and art spaces.

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A high-quality pan-Asian restaurant in Sheffield’s city centre, Oisoi is worth a visit to the Steel City right now.

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Birdhouse Tea Bar & Kitchen is a family-run tea bar serving breakfast, brunch and wood-fired pizzas alongside an extensive drinks menu, which includes creative brews and tea cocktails.

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