Special screenings & events

At the Showroom we're committed to supporting emerging film talent and bringing exciting filmmaker events to our cinema.

Here is where you'll find information on all our preview screenings, filmmaker Q&As and other special events.

Please note: These events start promptly with no adverts and trailers.

If you are collecting pre-booked tickets, please collect them at the earliest possible opportunity to avoid delays on the night.

Upcoming films & events

the place beyond the pines
The Place Beyond the Pines 15
English
In upstate New York, two men (Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper), and later, their sons (Dane DeHaan, Emory Cohen) must deal with the unforeseen consequences of their actions. Screening as part of our ‘Not Just Ken: The Films of Ryan Gosling’ season.
  • Sat 18 May
  • 17.15
  • Sun 19 May
  • 12.30
cluelessF-Rated
Young Programmers Takeover: Clueless 12A
English
A stylish, sardonic 90s makeover of Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’. Come for baby-faced Paul Rudd, stay for the catty teen politics of uppercrust high schoolers.
  • Sat 18 May
  • 17.45
notebook
The Notebook 12A
English
A poor and passionate young man (Ryan Gosling) falls in love with a rich young woman (Rachel McAdams). They soon are separated by their social differences. Screening as part of our ‘Not Just Ken: The Films of Ryan Gosling’ season.
  • Sat 18 May
  • 20.15
  • Sun 19 May
  • 15.30
remembering the lindsays
Sheffield Chamber Music Festival: Remembering the Lindsays CTBA
English
In 1977 the BBC dedicated an episode of Omnibus to the Lindsay String Quartet, the world-renowned Sheffield-based chamber group. This screening features that documentary in full, followed by a panel discussion.
  • Mon 20 May
  • 19.00
in the shadowF-Rated
Climate Realities: In The Shadow of Light (A la Sombra de la Luz) 18
Spanish with English Subtitles
Set in the small Chilean town of Charrua, this film looks at the impact of its neighbouring electrical power plant on the local community.
  • Tue 21 May
  • 18.00
pub quiz
Showroom Pub Quiz
Tue 21 May 20:30
Join us each month at the Showroom Cinema for our pub quiz. General knowledge rounds, picture rounds and music rounds to test your knowledge to its very limits!
The Brood 2
Philosophy: The Brood 18
English
Philosophy at Showroom returns with a screening of David Cronenberg’s 1979 horror classic, The Brood, followed by discussion around the themes of the film.
  • Thu 23 May
  • 18.00
blade runner 2049
Blade Runner 2049 15
English
Set 30 years after the iconic first film, blade runner K’s (Ryan Gosling) important discovery leads him to search for Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who’s been missing for decades. Screening as part of our ‘Not Just Ken: The Films of Ryan Gosling’ season.
  • Fri 24 May
  • 17.00
  • Sat 25 May
  • 19.45
  • Sun 26 May
  • 12.00
la la land
La La Land 12A
English
Damien Chazelle’s magical, multi-Oscar-winning masterpiece returns to screens as part of our ‘Not Just Ken: The Films of Ryan Gosling’ season, and co-stars two-time Oscar winner Emma Stone. Here’s to the ones who dream…
  • Fri 24 May
  • 20.15
  • Sat 25 May
  • 17.00
  • Sun 26 May
  • 15.15
24 hour party people
Young Programmers Takeover: 24 Hour Party People 18
English
A vibrant depiction of the music and dance heritage of Manchester from the late 70s to the early 90s, this cult classic follows the rise, fall and rise again of promoter Tony Wilson.
  • Sat 25 May
  • 18.00
Trainspotting Quiz
Showroom 90s Quiz Night
Sat 25 May 20:00
We celebrate 90s nostalgia with a special Showroom Quiz on Saturday 25th May.
drylongsoF-Rated
T A P E presents SNAPSHOT: Drylongso 15
English
Pica is an art student who lives with her family in Oakland. As an outlet for her dysfunctional home life, she photographs African American men with the belief they are an "endangered species".
  • Sat 25 May
  • 20.40
  • Sun 26 May
  • 16.30
  • Wed 29 May
  • 18.00
  • Thu 30 May
  • 12.00
ldsF-Rated
DocNights: Long Distance Swimmer - Sara Mardini CTBA
German, English, Arabic and Greek with English subtitles
Sheffield DocFest present a special screening of Long Distance Swimmer - Sara Mardini, following the Syrian swimmer who pulled the boat that carried her and another 18 refugees to safety.
  • Mon 27 May
  • 18.00
YNKF-Rated
Climate Realities: You Never Know One Day You Too Might Become a Refugee + Q&A 18
English
Set in an imagined future, this film explores the humanitarian, ethical, legal, and political issues surrounding climate change-induced migration and displacement.
  • Tue 28 May
  • 18.00
Shorts
Showroom Shorts
A night of award-winning short films by talented filmmakers, all for FREE. Run by the South Yorkshire Filmmakers Network.
  • Tue 28 May
  • 20.30
  • Tue 18 Jun
  • 20.30
  • Tue 16 Jul
  • 20.30
Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Charity Immersive Screening 18
English
Our collaboration with University of Sheffield Horror Society returns! A special immersive screening of the cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, in support of LGBTQ+ youth charity, SAYiT.
  • Sat 1 Jun
  • 20.00
Pride
Sheffield Film Festival: Pride + Q&A 15
English
Showroom Cinema is proud to present a special tenth anniversary screening of Pride, followed by a Q&A with Mike Jackson, co-founder of Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners.
  • Sun 2 Jun
  • 14.30
my national gallery eos
Exhibition on Screen: My National Gallery, London 12A
English
The National Gallery of London is one of the world’s greatest art galleries. It is full of masterpieces, an endless resource of history, an endless source of stories. But whose stories are told? Which art has the most impact and on whom?
  • Tue 4 Jun
  • 18.00
  • Sun 9 Jun
  • 14.30
pulp fiction
Showroom Film Quiz
Tue 4 Jun 20:30
The finest showcase of film geekery Sheffield has to offer. Join us each month at the Showroom Cinema for our famously fiendish film quiz!
Threads
Sheffield Film Festival: Threads (40th Anniversary) + Panel 18
English
Showroom Cinema is proud to present a special 40th anniversary screening of Sheffield-set masterpiece, Threads. The film will be followed by a panel discussion from experts on the film and its themes.
  • Thu 6 Jun
  • 18.00
altered states
Showroom Spotlight: Altered States 18
English
Showroom Spotlight continues with a special screening of Ken Russell’s Altered States, selected by one of our talented technician’s David Broadhurst.
  • Fri 7 Jun
  • 18.00
matrix 2F-Rated
Showroom Classics: The Matrix – 25th Anniversary 15
English
A computer hacker (Keanu Reeves) learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
  • Fri 7 Jun
  • 20.15
  • Sat 8 Jun
  • 15.00
  • Sun 9 Jun
  • 17.15
jennifers bodyF-Rated
Young Programmers Takeover: Jennifer’s Body 15
English
When a satanic ritual backfires, the sacrificial cheerleader Jennifer Check is possessed by a man-eating succubus. Her best friend Needy must stop her cannibalistic murder spree. Fifteen years on, the film has become a cult favourite.
  • Sat 8 Jun
  • 18.00
wilding
Sheffield Film Festival Preview: Wilding + Q&A PG
English
Based on the best-selling book, Wilding tells the true story of a young couple that bets on nature for the future of their failing, four-hundred-year-old estate. In collaboration with Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust.
  • Mon 10 Jun
  • 18.00
DYOTD
Do You Own The Dancefloor? + Q&A 15
English
The story of the iconic Hacienda nightclub in Manchester, focussing on an auction held in 2000, where 69 lots from the club, including bricks, toilets, and pieces of the dancefloor, were sold off.
  • Sat 22 Jun
  • 18.00
under the roofs of shanghai
Global Stage on Screen: Under the Roofs of Shanghai CTBA
Mandarin with English Subtitles
Under the Roofs of Shanghai is part of a new series, Global Stage on Screen, brought to you by NGO UK-China Film Collab and All The Way.  
  • Mon 24 Jun
  • 18.00
the babadookF-Rated
Young Programmers Takeover: The Babadook 15
English
A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
  • Sat 29 Jun
  • 18.00
mother countryF-Rated
Sheffield Film Festival: Mother, Country – World Premiere + Q&A 18
Spanish with English subtitles & English
Showroom Cinema is proud to present the world premiere of Pablo Navarrete’s Mother, Country (El país de mi madre) followed by a Q&A with the director and his mother, who features in the film.
  • Wed 3 Jul
  • 18.00
MCD
The Motorcycle Diaries (20th Anniversary) 15
Spanish with English Subtitles
Celebrating it’s 20th anniversary, this biopic follows a young Che Guevara (played by Gael Garcia Bernal) and his friend from Brazil to Peru on a road trip by motorcycle.
  • Fri 5 Jul
  • 18.00
blur
blur: To The End CTBA
English
A new feature-length documentary depicting the extraordinary and emotional return of blur, captured during the year in which they made a surprise return with their first record in 8 years.
  • Fri 19 Jul
  • 18.00
  • Sat 20 Jul
  • 20.00
  • Wed 24 Jul
  • 18.00

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