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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Film picks

Fill your diary with cinematic delights, with these picks of the films coming soon to Sheffield's screens, compiled by our Joe.

Browse the What's On calendar for more.

Cities of Seven Hills

Multiple dates

Film Unit

A mini-season of films from around the world set in cities built on seven hills, hosted by Rare Giants.

The Nightingale

Fri. 29 November 2019 — Thu. 12 December 2019


Clare Carroll (Aisling Franciosi) is a young Irish convict, seeking vengeance for the brutal murder of her family with the help of an Aboriginal tracker who agrees to guide her through the bush. A haunting, powerful film from director Jennifer Kent.

Sorry We Missed You

Wed. 6 November 2019 — Thu. 12 December 2019


Director Ken Loach and writer Paul Laverty return with another vital story for our times – a powerful exploration of the contemporary world of work, the gig economy and the challenges faced by one family trying to hold it all together.

So Long, My Son

Fri. 6 December 2019 — Thu. 12 December 2019


A tender and at times heartbreaking story, tracing the lives of two families over three decades of social, political and cultural change in 20th century China – showing how human relationships and the evolution of a nation are inevitably intertwined.

Honey Boy

Fri. 6 December 2019 — Thu. 12 December 2019


A personal story of a fractured relationship, revolving around a young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father. An exploration of hope through adversity from director Alma Har'el (Bombay Beach).

Vox Lux

Sun. 15 December 2019

Film Unit

A timely and unique examination of modern celebrity, with Natalie Portman giving a sensational performance as a Gaga-esque global superstar.

Die Hard

Tue. 17 December 2019

The Leadmill

The best of all Christmas films. Cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) finds himself trapped in a skyscraper taken over by terrorists led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman). Leadmill Xmas screenings come with themed cocktails, free hats, plus full decoration.

Miracle on 34th Street

Tue. 17 December 2019

Theatre Deli

Theatre Deli is going old-school, celebrating in black and white with a week of festive classics. Tuesday's film is the story of an institutionalised old man claiming to be Santa, who's defended in court by a lawyer arguing that he's the real thing.

Eyes Wide Shut

Fri. 13 December 2019 — Wed. 18 December 2019


Delivered just days before his passing, Stanley Kubrick's mesmerising tale is the ultimate alternative festive film. It returns to the big screen for its 20th anniversary, accompanied by a short doc recalling this final chapter of Kubrick's career.

Pink Wall

Fri. 13 December 2019 — Wed. 18 December 2019


A modern romance showing six moments over six years that define a relationship. Inventively told through defining points in Jenna and Leon's journey together, it explores how friendship and resentment can grow with passing time and changing ideals.

A Christmas Carol

Wed. 18 December 2019

Theatre Deli

An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve, in the 1938 version of this classic tale. Part of Theatre Deli's Christmas classic film week.

Home Alone

Sat. 21 December 2019

Abbeydale Picture House

The Village Screen pop-up cinema returns to the Abbeydale Picture House for an enchanted Christmas cinema. With festive fave Home Alone, screening amongst magical decor, sparkling Christmas trees, festive tunes, street food, and mulled wine.

Knives Out

Fri. 29 November 2019 — Tue. 24 December 2019


A witty whodunit with an all-star cast including Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette and LaKeith Stanfield. When a renowned crime novelist is found dead after his birthday, detective Benoit Blanc is enlisted to investigate.


Sat. 14 December 2019 — Tue. 24 December 2019

After realising he doesn't fit in with the other elves, Buddy sets out to find a place where he belongs – in search of his dad in New York City. You have several chances to catch this festive fave at the city's cinemas and popup events this December.

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Fri. 20 December 2019 — Tue. 24 December 2019


Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol can sometimes be a bit of a grizzly tale (especially when the Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come appears on the scene), but the Muppets brighten the Christmas tale right up.

It's a Wonderful Life

Fri. 13 December 2019 — Tue. 24 December 2019


Released in 1946, this black and white iconic film is the heart-warming treat you need on a chilly December night. Screening at the Showroom and Theatre Deli.

Little Women

Thu. 26 December 2019 — Thu. 2 January 2020


A refreshing adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel from writer-director Greta Gerwig, that's both faithful to its beautiful source material and strikingly original. With an incredible cast, it's set to be one of 2019's cinema highlights.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Thu. 19 December 2019 — Thu. 2 January 2020

The final part to the Skywalker saga and the culmination of over 40 years of storytelling since Star Wars landed in cinemas in 1977. A story the likes of which had never been seen before – see its conclusion with Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron and Kylo Ren.