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.

Our top picks

The Abbeydale Picture House

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.

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

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.

Showroom Workstation
Showroom Workstation

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.

Curzon 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.

Cineworld 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.

The Light Cinema - Sheffield.

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Film Unit

Film Unit is a professional quality, independent cinema located deep within the University of Sheffield Students’ Union which has been entertaining the people of Sheffield for over 65 years.

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The Void

Sheffield Hallam University’s The Void Cinema is specially designed to facilitate the showing of films in a vast range of formats. 

Cineworld Sheffield
City Centre
Cinema
Cineworld Sheffield

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.

The Light Cinema - Sheffield.
Sheffield
Cinema
The Light Cinema Sheffield

Opened in 2017, The Light Cinema Sheffield is a nine-screen multiplex venue showing the latest mainstream blockbusters and independent films.

Curzon Sheffield
Sheffield
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Curzon Sheffield

Curzon’s Sheffield branch is a comfortable three screen cinema specialising in independent, foreign and art-house films, with the odd blockbuster thrown in for good measure.

Showroom Workstation
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Cinema
Showroom Workstation

Sheffield’s premier arts centre houses an established independent cinema along with an entrepreneurial hub for creative and digital industries.

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