Pride Month calls for a celebration of the classics

As revellers pour onto the street to party under a rainbow of colour, Showroom Cinema is playing the hits - with a twist!

Our Pride Month programme kicks off Saturday 1 June, with a special immersive screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. We are delighted to collaborate with The University of Sheffield Horror Society again, and this year will be better than ever. In-aisle performances, custom cocktails and fancy dress abound, for this night of revelry in aid of the LGBTQ+ youth charity, SAYiT.

Stranded on an isolated road, a young couple try to find shelter for the night. Instead, they discover the lair of the mad transvestite scientist Dr Frank-N-Furter. Whether it is your first foray into Rocky Horror or your fiftieth, it will be a night to remember, in support of a great cause.

On Sunday 2 June, the build-up to Showroom’s Sheffield Film Festival continues with a screening of Pride. It marks 40 years since the Miners' Strike and the 10-year anniversary of the film’s release.

At a Gay Pride March in London,1984, a group of activists start raising funds for striking Welsh miners. However, the union seems embarrassed to receive their support. It is a stirring story of collective action and intersectionality, and we are delighted to host a Q&A with Mike Jackson, a co-founder of Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners, played by Joe Gilgun in the film.

Our Young Programmers also get in on the fun, with a takeover screening of Jennifer’s Body on Saturday 8 June. This satirical horror, about a cheerleader (Megan Fox) who is possessed by a succubus in a ritual gone wrong, was slated on release before being reappraised by audiences. Its themes of bodily autonomy, female friendships and teenage ‘experimentation’ have provided endless online discourse and helped to reclaim it as a subversive cult classic. The Babadook, which screens 29 June,took a stranger route to queer icon. This creepy spirit inhabits a children's book and terrorises a mother and her son in the film by Jennifer Kent, but was tagged under LGBTQ+ films when first put onto Netflix, and the rest is internet history.

We round out with drag royalty: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert returns to the screen from Friday 21 - Sunday 23 June. Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce and Terrence Stamp play two drag queens and a transgender woman who hotfoot it across the Australian outback for a performance in Alice Springs. It is a comedy of errors that is filled with heart, hilarious one-liners, and wig-snatching performances.

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We hope you have a wonderful time this June and Happy Pride from all of us at Showroom Cinema!


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