Events


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Est. 2015

We specialise in
repertory / cult / classic / genre / retrospective
film screenings.

SitES 1

Sunday October 2nd
see our upcoming screening
of
Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978)
>here<

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Sunday October 9th
see our upcoming screening
of
New York Ninja (1984)
>here<

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– Friday October 28th –
see our upcoming screening
of
Zombie Flesh Eaters (1979)
>here<

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– Saturday October 29th –
see our upcoming
35mm double-bill screening
of
Candyman (1992)
and
Hellraiser (1987)
>here<


Previous screenings include:

The Warriors (1979)
and
Escape From New York (1981)
double-bill screening
featured in the
2022 Sheffield Showcase

Miami Connection (1987)
and
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
double-bill screening

Bruce Lee’s
The Way of the Dragon (1972)
50th Anniversary
screening

The Man from Hong Kong (1975)
and
Dead-End Drive-In (1986)
Ozploitation
double-bill screening

Night of the Living Dead (1968)
and
Demons (1985)
double-bill screening

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(2000)
35mm film screening
featured in the
2021 Sheffield Showcase

Blade Runner (1982)
and
The Running Man (1987)
– each set in the year 2019 –
double-bill screening

Star Wars
(1977)

The Back To The Future Trilogy
(1985 – 1990)
all 3 films – 1 day

My Neighbour Totoro
(1988)
30th Anniversary screening
presented in 35mm

Alien (1979)
and
Predator (1987)
double-bill screening

The Thing (1982)
and
Big Trouble In Little China
(1986)
double-bill screening

Evil Dead 2 (1987)
30th Anniversary screening

Enter The Dragon
(1973)
in celebration of a Bruce Lee anniversary.

Our screening events take place at Sheffield’s historic Abbeydale Picture House
– a Grade II listed 1920’s picture palace cinema.
Info about the building can be found here:
www.theabbeydalepicturehouse.com

Reel Steel at the Abbeydale Picture House

for details of our
Film Weekender
see our festival page


other events:

presenting a 35mm film screening of
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
at the 2018 Widescreen Weekend Film Festival
at the National Science and Media Museum.

Bringing both the first foreign-language and first martial arts film to the event.


PAST EVENTS


The Warriors (1979)
and
Escape From New York (1981)
double-bill screening

Saturday September 3rd, 2022

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Reel Steel present a double-bill of films set on the mean streets of New York city at Sheffield’s Abbeydale Picture House: the 1979 classic The Warriors, back-to-back with John Carpenter’s Escape From New York (1981).


Miami Connection (1987)
and
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
double-bill screening

Saturday August 27th, 2022

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A double-bill of cult classics featuring bands in a battle to save the day comes to Sheffield’s Abbeydale Picture House – Miami Connection (1987), and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984).


Bruce Lee’s
The Way of the Dragon
 (1972)

Sunday June 12th, 2022

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The film written, directed by and starring Bruce Lee, The Way of the Dragon (1972) is widely regarded as a classic of martial arts cinema.
Reel Steel present a rare screening of this iconic film – coming by way of special permission – celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2022.

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Dead-End Drive-In (1986)
and
The Man from Hong Kong (1975)
double-bill
screening

Saturday June 18th, 2022

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Presented by Reel Spirit – a collaboration between Reel Steel and the Spirit of Independence Film Festival – this feature double-bill celebrating independent cult cinema highlights the ‘Ozploitation’ genre, with a pair of films directed by legendary cult film director Brian Trenchard-Smith.

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Night of the Living Dead (1968)
and
Demons (1985)

Bank Holiday Sunday August 29th, 2021

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The film which started it all, Night of the Living Dead from horror master George A. Romero is the midnight hit that became one of the most influential films of all time.
A tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves having to defend against a horde of zombies, this vision of 1960s America literally tearing itself apart re-wrote the rules of the horror genre, and quietly broke new ground by casting a black actor (Duane Jones) in its lead role.
With a social narrative still relevant to this day, see the film which set the template for the zombie genre.

We then follow unsuspecting members of an audience to the cinema, in one of the best horror films of the 1980s – Demons.
While attending a screening of a mystery film, the horror onscreen begins to mirror reality when a demonic curse turns members of the audience into undead monsters.
Trapped in the cinema, they must find a way to escape the building, as they quickly realise the doors are locked from the outside, and they now must fight for survival against a growing horde of monsters.

See our retrospective feature on Night of the Living Dead >here<.

See our feature review of Demons >here<.

Find the Facebook event >here<.

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Blade Runner (1982)
and
The Running Man (1987)
double-bill screening

Saturday November 2nd, 2019

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Each set in the year 2019, a sci-fi double-bill screening featuring two classics of the genre – Blade Runner (1982), and The Running Man (1987), will take place at Sheffield’s historic Abbeydale Picture House.

Unquestionably one of the greatest and most influential films of all time, Blade Runner takes on a whole new dimension this year – with director Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic being set in November 2019.

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We then tune in to witness a game of life and death on the highest rated Television Show in history – The Running Man.
In the year 2019, an innocent man accused of a crime has a choice – Hard Time, or Prime Time.
He must pay, or play for the prize – his life, in a game of survival against brutal “stalkers”, broadcast live to a national audience.

Find the Facebook event >here<.

See our feature film review of Blade Runner >here<.

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Star Wars (1977)

Bank Holiday Monday
August 26th, 2019

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still from Star Wars (1977)
© Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

August Bank Holiday Monday will see a rare screening of one of the most iconic and influential films of all time take place at Sheffield’s historic Abbeydale Picture House – Star Wars.
Released in 1977, the global impact of Star Wars (Episode IV – A New Hope) was something that not just cinema but the world had never seen…

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2929647663717258/

Star Wars original trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-_xHEv0l-w


Back To The Future Trilogy
all 3 films – 1 day

Sunday August 26th, 2018

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August bank holiday Sunday will see one of cinema’s most iconic film trilogies come to Sheffield’s historic Abbeydale Picture House – the Back To The Future Trilogy.

All three films – one day – one ticket.

facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/712434312420824/

see our feature film review of the Back To The Future Trilogy >here<


My Neighbour Totoro
30th Anniversary screening
presented in 35mm

Sunday February 25th, 2018

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2018 marks the 30th Anniversary of one of the most iconic animated films to be produced by the world renowned Studio Ghibli – My Neighbour Totoro.
To celebrate this, Reel Steel present a special 35mm film screening of this dearly loved classic at Sheffield’s historic Abbeydale Picture House.

1st screening: SOLD-OUT
2nd screening: SOLD-OUT

facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/330249120809646

see our feature film review of My Neighbour Totoro >here<


Alien and Predator
double-bill screening

Saturday November 11th, 2017

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2017 marks the 30th Anniversary of the cult sci-fi action classic Predator, to celebrate this we’ll be putting it head-to-head in a double-bill screening with another of the most iconic creatures from another world – Alien.

Alien original trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGAHtWV7Ua8

Predator original trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os1ty81iN5o

See our feature film review of Alien >here<.

See our feature film review of Predator >here<.

facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/347516112338866/


The Thing
and
Big Trouble in Little China
double-bill screening

Saturday August 26th, 2017

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The movie partnership of legendary horror film director John Carpenter and Hollywood favourite Kurt Russell produced several films through the 1980’s and 90’s, we’re celebrating this movie duo with a back-to-back screening of a pair of films holding a cult status only matched by their levels of danger from another world – The Thing, and Big Trouble In Little China.

The Thing original trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ftmr17M-a4

Big Trouble In Little China
original trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=592EiTD2Hgo

Facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/411307899263895/

See our double feature film review of
The Thing
and
Big Trouble In Little China
>here<


Evil Dead 2
30th Anniversary screening

Friday March 31st, 2017

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2017 marks the 30th anniversary of a film widely regarded as the definitive cult horror – Evil Dead 2.
Evil Dead 2 follows the story of Ash (played by Bruce Campbell), whose stay at a cabin in the woods turns unnatural following the discovery of the Book of the Dead, when an evil is released from which he must survive the night…
Having to defend himself against evil spirits, zombies and a possessed hand, we see why Evil Dead 2 became an influential cult movie favourite – with the perfect balance of gore and humour, it’s an imaginative and unique horror film that’s delirious and demented fun.

original trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fIUYxqA0wg

facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/272640756490986/

See our feature film review of Evil Dead 2 >here<.


Enter the Dragon

November 27th, 2015

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Read our feature film review
of
Enter The Dragon
>here<

November 27th, 2015 marks what would have been Bruce Lee’s 75th birthday – an anniversary which will be celebrated at the Abbeydale Picture House with a screening of his final film, Enter The Dragon.

Enter The Dragon is widely regarded as one of the greatest martial arts movies of all time – in it we follow Lee, a Shaolin martial artist from Hong Kong, who receives an invitation to a martial arts tournament organised on an island fortress by the criminal warlord known as Han.

Going undercover on a mission to restore Shaolin honour and avenge the death of his sister, we see why Bruce Lee became known across the world as one of the most exciting stars on screen, in the most enthralling martial arts movie of its time.

Hosted at the Abbeydale Picture House – a Grade II listed 1920’s picture palace cinema, bringing the sense of occasion to match an anniversary of a movie icon.
With a bar stocked up with a selection of beer, ale, wine and popcorn, Bruce Lee’s Enter The Dragon will provide Friday evening entertainment with a kick…

Friday November 27th
£6
Doors open 7:30pm, film starts 8:30pm.

original trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCOqXnzN5Ik

Tickets online: http://sivtickets.com/event/enterthedragon

Please note that this film has an 18 certificate – entry to the event will only be for those (including ticket holders) above this age.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1688498451382694/

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