As we enter into the New Year we can reflect on another year of showing amazing films to amazing people.
We’d like to give a huge Showroom thank-you to everyone who has taken part in our anniversary events, bought a seat or popped their spare change in a donation box; your help is truly appreciated and means that we can continue to provide our programme of film, education and engagement to Sheffield audiences.
Very special thanks go to the JG Graves Trust, who granted us a fantastic £5,000 towards our appeal and to HSBC Sheffield, who donated £500 as a result of their in-house tuck shop. These generous donations mean that our renovation plans will soon be under way, improving the Showroom that you know and love!
We still need your help to continue our important cultural work. If you’d like to give us a Christmas present, there are lots of ways you can still help us!
Twenty years of bringing you the best cinema for the lowest prices in Sheffield means we could use a little perking up. We’re raising £250,000 this year for a big makeover; we really need to upgrade our seats to make them comfier, replace the carpets, improve some of our technical equipment, and refurbish the toilets and foyers.
Why we need your help
Over the last twenty years the Showroom Cinema has become an essential part of Sheffield’s cultural fabric – truly independent and running as a charity, it’s not profit that motivates us but a true passion both for film, and the transformative effect it can have on the lives of our audiences.
Because we’re not all about the money, sometimes we need a little help from our friends – so we can continue being individual, independent and all about the films. We do get some funding from the government and other sources, and we put all of our commercial profits straight back into the cinema, but a refurbishment is a big undertaking, which is why we’re asking you to help us.
On our 20th birthday, the best present we can hope for is that you will get behind us and make our cinema even more special for the 200,000 people who visit us each year.
How to Support Us
All our profits have always gone back into the cinema so everything you buy here helps, from a pot of jam to a Showroom membership, but here are some really special ways to show us some love on our birthday and help us reach our target:
When you name a seat at the Showroom, not only will you get that warm fuzzy feeling from helping out, but you’ll get a plaque on the back – your name on the seat that you sponsor – and more besides. It’s our way of giving our friends the recognition they deserve.
This is one of the most direct ways you can support us, and we welcome all kinds of donations, from pennies to princely sums. Every bit really does count. You can donate online here or show us some love in a text right now: Text SHOW20 £5 to 70070 to donate a fiver to your favourite cinema.
On Saturday 19 September 2015, we staged the first event of our year-long celebration: a fabulous film-themed treasure hunt - The SHOWdown!
Teams raised sponsorship money to enter, which went towards our SHOWtime appeal and competed for prizes from STA Travel Sheffield, Sheffield Theatres, O2 Academy, The Leadmill, Lush, Birds Yard, and lots of other fantastic Sheffield businesses who kindly donated prizes. After the hunt we had a prize giving ceremony, with prizes presented by The Lord Mayor of Sheffield Councillor Talib Hussain.