Beyond LGBTQ+ History Month at Showroom Cinema

Posted 26 February 2024

At Showroom, we believe that LGBTQ+ representation is important within our programme all year round, not just for LGBTQ+ History Month. Luckily, as we leave February, we have lots to look forward to throughout the rest of the year.

March brings an abundance of LGBTQ+ releases; from the hotly anticipated lesbian road movie from Tricia Cooke and Ethan Coen, Drive-Away Dolls, to Sundance Audience Award winning, family dramedy The Persian Version, to the winner of the prestigious Queer Palm at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Monster.  

Plus, March brings opportunities to revisit LGBTQ+ films you might have missed. Our Oscar Week celebrations sees two totally different bisexual characters played by Best Actress nominees, in Anatomy of a Fall and Poor Things. On 9 March, our Young Programmers present a takeover screening of David Lynch’s cult classic Mulholland Drive. Plus, as part of our Kelly and Michelle season, Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women follows rising-star-come-Oscar-nominee Lily Gladstone alongside queer icon Kristen Stewart in a touching tale of unrequited love. 

At the end of March, Showroom celebrates Trans Day of Visibility (31 March) with two events across the weekend. On Saturday 30, Celluloid Screams presents a preview of Alice Maio Mackay’s campy horror Satranic Panic, alongside a virtual Q&A with the prolific teenage filmmaker.  On Sunday 31, E.D.E.N Film Productions present their Transforming Cinema Film Project, showcasing trans short films, including their latest premiere by a team of Yorkshire-based trans and genderqueer filmmakers. 

Outside of the cinema screens, March welcomes a new partnership with legendary local drag sensation Emma Maezin, who will bring an amazing night of Drag Bingo to the Showroom Café Bar on Bank Holiday Friday 29 March! Book your table now in person or over the phone via 0114 249 5432, tickets £10 per person for 4 games.

Looking ahead to the coming months, we are excited to announce the return of The University of Sheffield’s Horror Society immersive screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on the 1 June. Raising funds for Sheffield’s LGBTQ+ youth charity SAYiT, the night will feature interactive elements, dancing in the aisles, and unexpected surprises. Dress up encouraged!

Keep an eye on our website and social media for more special screenings, events, and new releases throughout the coming months, and we’d like to wish a BIG thank you to all those who attended February’s LGBTQ+ History Month celebrations; we look forward to seeing you again soon! 


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