Events

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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In the 21st-century, Blade Runner’s are assigned to hunt down and eliminate “replicants” – genetically engineered humanoids.
Detective Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) hunts for fugitive replicants, and while tracking down a replicant group who escaped from an off-world colony to Earth, he finds himself drawn to a mysterious woman, whose secrets may undermine his very soul.

A visually spectacular and stylish science fiction thriller, Blade Runner is one of cinema’s most powerful and enduring films.

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.

In a world obsessed with reality TV, where politics and entertainment are intertwined, The Running Man is a game where the rules are about to change… starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in one of his most iconic roles.

Hosted at Sheffield’s historic Abbeydale Picture House – a Grade II listed 1920’s Picture Palace Cinema, bringing the sense of occasion to match two of cinema’s sci-fi classics.

Saturday November 2nd

£9

Doors open – 6pm

Blade Runner (The Final Cut) starts – 7pm

9pm – interval

The Running Man starts – 9:30pm

Age 18+ only.

 

Tickets available here:

https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/1553-blade-runner-1982-the-running-man-1987-double-bill-screening-at-the-abbeydale-picture-house

 

Find the Facebook event >here<.

See our feature review of Blade Runner >here<.

 

Abbeydale Picture House
387 Abbeydale Road
Sheffield
S7 1FS

 

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We specialise in screening films which hold a ‘cult’ or ‘classic’ status in cinema.
Previous screenings include:

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.

Each of these screenings taking 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

for details of our
Cult Weekender Film Festival
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.

 


Previous Events


 

Star Wars (1977)

Bank Holiday Monday
August 26th

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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.

We join a period of civil war…
Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire.
During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon – the DEATH STAR – an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet.

The Emperor’s most trusted servant, Darth Vader, must find the plans, and locate the hidden Rebel base.
Princess Leia, a captive Rebel leader and custodian of the stolen plans, sends out a distress call that can save her people and restore freedom to the galaxy.
Luke Skywalker, guided by Obi-Wan Kenobi rise to the call and aid the Rebellion to overthrow the Empire and bring balance back to the force.

An unforgettable adventure across the galaxy, Star Wars became a worldwide cultural phenomenon that literally changed the future of the adventure movie genre.

With a cast of iconic characters including Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, and Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Star Wars is one of the greatest and most beloved science-fiction films of all time.
Come and see where it all began…

Hosted at Sheffield’s historic Abbeydale Picture House – a Grade II listed 1920’s Picture Palace Cinema, bringing the sense of occasion to match one of cinema’s most influential films.

Bank Holiday Monday August 26th

£8 – Adults
£6 – Child

Doors open – 1pm

Film starts – 2pm

Tickets available here:

https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/1465-star-wars-1977-film-screening-at-the-abbeydale-picture-house

 

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

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

 

 


 

 

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The Abbeydale Picture House in association with Reel Steel present a series of film screening events in support of fundraising for this historic Sheffield venue, taking place May 29th – 31st, 2019.
The programme will feature:

Labyrinth (1986)
The Wizard of Oz (1939) – 80th Anniversary screening.
Warp Films double-bill: Dead Man’s Shoes and Four Lions

 

All profits from ticket sales and bar takings will go towards the Abbeydale Picture House restoration fund.
You can make a direct donation here:

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/abbeydalepicturehouse

 


 

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.

Traveling through time in a modified DeLorean, our teenage protagonist Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) encounters his family tree and the residents of Hill Valley at different points in history, as he and the eccentric scientist Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) try to set right a time-altering course of events that disrupt the space time continuum.

An unforgettable adventure through time, from the past to the (not-so-distant) future, featuring possibly the most iconic car in cinema history, and of course, hoverboards, the Back To The Future films were a worldwide cultural phenomenon that literally changed the future of the adventure movie genre.

Hosted at the Abbeydale Picture House – a Grade II listed 1920’s picture palace cinema, bringing the sense of occasion to match one of the most iconic trilogies in cinema history.

All three films – one day – one ticket.

Sunday August 26th

£6

Doors open – 12pm

Back To The Future starts 1pm

20 minute interval between each film

the final film in the trilogy finishing at 7:30pm.

All 3 films have a PG certificate – families and children welcome.

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

 

Tickets Online: https://buy.sivtickets.com/allsites/Online/Article/BTTF

 

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 presents a special 35mm film screening of this much loved classic at Sheffield’s historic Abbeydale Picture House.

My Neighbour Totoro follows the story of Mei and her sister Satsuki, who along with their Father move to a new home while their Mother recovers from illness.
They soon discover they share this new home and the surrounding forest with a rather unusual creature – a forest spirit named Totoro.
Upon discovering a whole new world and the friendship of woodland creatures, they find magic and wonder they never knew existed.

A truly original feel-good tale of childhood, friends and nature, My Neighbour Totoro shows famed Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki at his very best, with this dearly loved and critically acclaimed universal classic for all generations.

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 this iconic animated masterpiece.
Following our string of cult film screening events at the Abbeydale Picture House in 2017, we hope you’ll join us for our first film event of 2018 for a rare 35mm film screening celebrating the 30th Anniversary of a cult animated classic.

Please note this film screening will be the Japanese language version with English subtitles.

This film has a U certificate – suitable for all ages.

Sunday February 25th

£8 – Adults
£6 – Children (under 16’s)

1st screening SOLD-OUT:
Doors open – 2:30pm
Film starts – 3:30pm

2nd screening SOLD-OUT:
Doors open – 6pm
Film starts – 7pm

Tickets Online: http://sivtickets.com/event/totoro

 

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.

We start in deep space, as we follow the crew of the commercial starship the Nostromo, as they are awakened from cryo-sleep halfway through their journey home upon the discovery of a signal coming from a nearby planet.
When they investigate, they find the ruin of a spacecraft, and discover more than anything they could have possibly imagined.
Featuring iconic movie heroine Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), Alien is a landmark sci-fi horror.

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

We then head earthbound to a mission in the Latin American jungle, as we follow a military rescue unit searching for allies captured by guerrilla forces, who then become hunted by a Predator from another world.
With Arnold Schwarzenegger in one of his most iconic roles, the commandos find themselves in a fight to stay alive.

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

Hosted at the Abbeydale Picture House – Sheffield’s Grade II listed 1920’s picture palace cinema, always bringing a sense of occasion and along with a fully stocked up bar, this double-bill feature will provide out of this world Saturday evening entertainment…

Following our screenings of Bruce Lee’s Enter The Dragon, our anniversary celebration of Evil Dead 2, and our sold-out double bill screening of The Thing and Big Trouble In Little China, we hope you’ll join us again for our own Alien vs Predator event with an evening of cult sci-fi classics.

Saturday November 11th

£9

6pm – doors open

7pm – Alien

9pm – interval

9:30pm – Predator

Please note that this screening 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/347516112338866/

Tickets Online: http://sivtickets.com/event/alienpredator

 


 

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.

2017 marks the 35th anniversary of John Carpenter’s The Thing – set in the winter of 1982, a twelve man research team at a remote Antarctic research station discover alien life buried in the snow.
Soon unfrozen, the form changing alien takes host of members of the team, picking them off one by one, in a bid to survive and escape.
With ever-increasing tension, iconic special effects, and a superb score from Oscar winning soundtrack legend Ennio Morricone, The Thing is a landmark sci-fi horror.

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

Then to round off the evening, we head to the streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown, for a film which the director John Carpenter described as an “action adventure comedy kung fu ghost story monster movie” – Big Trouble In Little China.
Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) is a loud-mouthed truck driver who finds himself caught up in a supernatural conflict, when his friend’s girlfriend is kidnapped to be married to a 2000 year old evil spirit named Lo Pan, who intends to break his curse and gain a new physical body.
Jack goes to the rescue – cue martial arts, bullets, monsters and one-liners, as he battles to save the world from evil, and hopefully get his truck back…

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

Hosted at the Abbeydale Picture House – Sheffield’s Grade II listed 1920’s picture palace cinema, always bringing a sense of occasion and along with a fully stocked up bar, this double-bill feature will provide sensational Saturday evening entertainment…
Following our screenings of Bruce Lee’s Enter The Dragon and our anniversary celebration of Evil Dead 2, we hope you’ll join us again this coming bank holiday weekend for a supernatural double-bill feature of true cult classics.

Saturday August 26th

£9

Doors open 6pm

The Thing – 7pm

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Big Trouble In Little China – 9:30pm

Please note that this screening 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/411307899263895/

Tickets Online: http://sivtickets.com/event/thethingandbigtroubleinlittlechinadoublebill

 


 

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 trip away to a cabin in the woods turns to disaster 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.

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 this genre defining horror spectacular.

With a bar stocked up with a selection of beer, ale, wine and popcorn, Evil Dead 2 will provide sensational Friday evening entertainment…

Following our last event at the Abbeydale Picture House celebrating a Bruce Lee anniversary with a screening of Enter The Dragon, we hope you’ll join us for the first film event at the venue in 2017 with another anniversary celebration screening of a true cult classic.

Friday March 31st
£7
Doors open 7pm, film starts 8:30pm.

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

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/272640756490986/

Tickets Online: http://sivtickets.com/event/evildead2

 


 

Enter the Dragon

November 27th, 2015

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Read our 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.

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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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