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Our recommendations for Christmas viewing

Posted 24 December 2020 by Mikaela Smith

Our Programme Manager shares her film recommendations for the festive period while South Yorkshire remains in Tier 3.


A look back at 2020's films

Posted 19 December 2020 by Mikaela Smith

A look back at the remarkable films that made it onto the cinema or television screen in 2020.

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Covid's seismic changes don't mean the end of cinema

Posted 12 December 2020 by Mikaela Smith

There’s no doubt that this pandemic has made seismic shifts in the ways that we watch, enjoy and engage with film and cinema; streaming is through the roof while many cinemas are still closed.

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Looking forward to when we reopen

Posted 5 December 2020 by Mikaela Smith

While we remain closed, we're thinking about the wonderful programmes we’ll be able to share with you when we reopen.

3000 Nights

Cinema Palestino

Posted 28 November 2020

Every year, to mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Showroom Cinema would normally run screenings in collaboration with Cinema Palestino, but sadly it isn't possible this year.

The Lunchbox

Broadening film viewing through MUBI

Posted 21 November 2020 by Mikaela Smith

At home during lockdown two, our Programme Manager has found MUBI to be one of the best tools for encouraging adventurous, out-of-your-comfort-zone watching.

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Lockdown doesn’t stop the final Sheffield Doc/Fest weekender

Posted 13 November 2020 by Cíntia Gil

Festival director Cíntia Gil discusses moving Sheffield Doc/Fest solely online. The fourth and final weekend sees the Ghosts & Apparitions programme along with a free to watch series of eight films made with and by indigenous communities in Brazil.

I Am Not A Witch 2

Escaping with film during lockdown

Posted 9 November 2020 by Mikaela Smith

As our evenings get darker, winter looms and England heads into another lockdown, we turn to the magic of movies, which have a unique ability to transport us to another world.


Festival big hitters return to our screens

Posted 29 October 2020 by Linnea Pettersson

Friday means a new week of releases at the cinema, and we have some fantastic titles and events coming to Showroom Cinema over the next seven days.

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Showroom Cinema receives Culture Recovery Fund grant

Posted 26 October 2020

Showroom Cinema has been awarded £536,449 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help with the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

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