Festival


 

March 15th – 17th, 2019

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The Reel Steel Cult Weekender
is a celebration of films which hold a ‘classic’ or ‘cult’ status in cinema.

 

Taking place Friday March 15th – Sunday March 17th 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 films.

The weekend programme includes:

A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Battle Royale (2000)
Oldboy (2003)
Spirited Away (Studio Ghibli) – presented in 35mm
Princess Mononoke (Studio Ghibli) – presented in 35mm

 

Find the Facebook event for the weekend >here<.

All tickets available here: http://bit.ly/sivt_reelsteelcultweekender

Details and info below…

 

Friday March 15th
Freddy vs Nancy double-bill

A definitive horror film from director Wes Craven, featuring possibly the most iconic character in the genre – Freddy Krueger – the 1984 classic A Nightmare On Elm Street achieved a status few films could in its immediate and lasting effect on cinema and pop culture.
Presented here in a double-bill screening against protagonist Nancy Thompson alongside the film widely regarded as the best of its sequels – 1987’s Dream Warriors.

Doors open 6pm
A Nightmare On Elm Street starts 7pm
followed by 30 minute interval
Dream Warriors starts 9pm.

£9
Tickets available here: http://bit.ly/sivt_anightmareonelmstreet

This screening has an 18 Certificate – entry will only be for those (including ticket holders) above this age.

See our feature film review of A Nightmare On Elm Street >here<

A Nightmare On Elm Street >trailer<

A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors >trailer<

 

Saturday March 16th
Indiana Jones double-bill

In a double-bill screening of the iconic Indiana Jones adventures – we find our hero archeologist on the trail of fortune and glory in Old Shanghai, then dropped into India and on a quest to retreive sacred stones in the rollercoaster adventure, Temple of Doom.

We then join the intrepid archeologist in a race to beat the Nazis to the mystical Ark of the Covenant – a religious relic central to their plans for world domination, in the classic adventure Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Doors open 12pm
Temple of Doom starts 1pm
followed by 30 minute interval
Raiders of the Lost Ark starts 3:30pm

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

Tickets available here: http://bit.ly/sivt_indianajones

This screening has a 12 Certificate – no entry will be permitted to those (including ticket holders) under this age.

Raiders of the Lost Ark >trailer<

Temple of Doom >trailer<

 

Saturday March 16th
Extreme Asian Cinema double-bill

Immediately gaining a cult status upon its release in the year 2000 and smashing its way into popular culture, Battle Royale tells the story of what happens when a high school class is set loose on an island and told only one will leave alive.
Presented here in a double-bill screening alongside another film which defined Extreme Asian Cinema in the 21st Century – the 2003 film from director Park Chan-Wook, Oldboy.

Oldboy finds a man imprisoned without reason for 15 years – who is then one day suddenly released without reason, and given 5 days to unravel the mystery.
Oldboy is a visceral, no holds barred journey of vengeance like nothing else.

Doors open 6pm
Oldboy starts 7pm
followed by 30 minute interval
Battle Royale starts 9:30pm

£9
Tickets available here: http://bit.ly/sivt_battleroyaleoldboy

This screening has an 18 Certificate – entry will only be for those (including ticket holders) above this age.

See our feature film review of Oldboy >here<

Battle Royale >trailer<

Oldboy >trailer<

 

Sunday March 17th
Spirited Away on 35mm

The Oscar winning Spirited Away from Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki, sees young Chihiro stumble into the spirit world ruled by gods, witches and supernatural beings, where she must find a way to free herself and her parents to return home.

A truly original tale of magic and adventure, and listed by many as one of the best films of all time, Spirited Away is a dearly loved and critically acclaimed universal classic for all generations.

Presented in 35mm – English language version.

Doors open 1pm
Spirited Away starts 2pm

£9 – Adults
£6 – Children (under 16’s)

Tickets available here: http://bit.ly/sivt_spiritedaway

This film has a PG Certificate.

See our feature film review of Spirited Away >here<

Spirited Away >trailer<

 

Sunday March 17th
Princess Mononoke on 35mm

This animated classic from Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki, tells a story of gods, spirits and mythical legends, when the young warrior Ashitaka tries to find peace between humans and animals when the harmony they’ve long enjoyed begins to crumble.
During his journey, he sees humans destroying the natural world, bringing with it the wrath of a wolf god and a fierce young woman – Princess Mononoke.

A story of conflict and the search for peace between humans and nature, Princess Mononoke is a truly original tale and critically acclaimed animated classic.

Presented in 35mm – Japanese language with English subtitles.

Doors open 5pm
Princess Mononoke starts 6pm

£9 – Adults
£6 – Children (under 16’s)

Tickets available here: http://bit.ly/sivt_princessmononoke

This film has a PG Certificate.

See our feature film review of Princess Mononoke >here<

Princess Mononoke >trailer<

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Tickets for all screenings can also be purchased in person from the Sheffield City Hall Box Office:
Monday to Thursday, 9am – 2pm
Friday and Saturday, 9am – 5pm

Telephone:
0114 22 33 777 (Monday – Saturday, 9am – 8pm)

VENUE INFORMATION:

Abbeydale Picture House
387 Abbeydale Road
Sheffield
S7 1FS

Food, alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks will be available to purchase at the venue throughout the weekend.
No alcohol or food purchased outside will be allowed into the venue.
For security reasons bags may be searched.

AGE RESTRICTONS:

please adhere to the age certificate listed for the film when purchasing tickets, entry to a screening will only be for those (including ticket holders) above the age rating of any film screened.

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Reel Steel have previously brought you film screenings at the Abbeydale Picture House including Bruce Lee’s Enter The Dragon, The Thing and Big Trouble In Little China, My Neighbour Totoro and the Back To The Future Trilogy

We hope you’ll join us once again for a celebration of cinema classics at the
Cult Weekender Film Festival.