Reel Steel Cult Weekender 2020 Film Festival

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The Reel Steel Cult Weekender is a celebration of films which hold a ‘cult’ or ‘classic’ status in cinema
– older titles shown again on the big screen, so that today’s audiences can experience important, overlooked or influential titles in their genre.

Hosted at Sheffield’s historic Abbeydale Picture House – a Grade II listed 1920’s Picture Palace Cinema – bringing the sense of occasion to match some of cinema’s most iconic titles.

Taking place Friday March 13th – Sunday March 15th, the weekend programme includes:

Friday The 13th (1980)
– 40th Anniversary
The Evil Dead (1981)
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
RoboCop (1987)
– presented in 35mm
Kiki’s Delivery Service (Studio Ghibli)
– presented in 35mm
Howl’s Moving Castle (Studio Ghibli)
– presented in 35mm

Full details can be found on our event page:


Here, we take an in-depth look at each title with our retrospective feature reviews
click on the film title to see our review.



> Friday the 13th (1980)

Released in 1980, this definitive slasher horror which spawned a franchise and dozens of imitators, forever marked the date of Friday the 13th as a time of horror.



> The Evil Dead (1981)

The horror classic which delivered cult legend Bruce Campbell in his iconic role as the lethal, wisecracking character Ash, as he battles evil spirits and possessed friends in order to survive the night.


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> Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

An enchanting tale from Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki, following a young witch in training as she moves to a small seaside town and opens a delivery service.



> Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

The 1976 thriller from legendary director John Carpenter, follows a small group of law-enforcers and law-breakers, trapped inside a police station as they defend against an attack from an LA gang and try to survive the night.



> RoboCop (1987)

An enduring social satire and sci-fi crime thriller classic, released at the peak of 1980’s excess, follows Officer Alex Murphy as he is brutally gunned down then turned into a cybernetically enhanced law enforcer.


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> Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

An unforgettable tale of magic and adventure, and listed by many as one of the best films of all time, Howl’s Moving Castle is a dearly loved and critically acclaimed universal classic for all generations from Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki.
Following a young woman and her journey through a world of spirits, witches and supernatural beings, alongside a young wizard and an enormous walking-castle.


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Find the Facebook event for the weekend >here<.

All tickets available here:


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video clip from the projection booth at our 35mm film screening of Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke in 2019 at Sheffield’s Abbeydale Picture House: