The Abbeydale Picture House, Sheffield

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor
Abbeydale Picture House, Photographer: Scott Hukins ©
Abbeydale Picture House Photographer: Scott Hukins ©

The Abbeydale Picture House, Sheffield, 387 Abbeydale Road , Sheffield – Visit Now

Opened in 1920, this Grade II listed venue is the only cinema of its era still operating in Sheffield today. Abbeydale Picture House closed its doors in 1975 and was actually operated as an office furniture showroom until 1991. Since then, multiple caretakers and restoration groups have returned this picture palace to something approaching its former glory. Today, the space is run by the Sheffield based Creative Arts Development Space who continue to renovate and restore, but once again visitors can sit under the grand vaulted plaster ceiling for a regular programme of cinema, theatre and music events.