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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.


Fri. 21 February 2020 — Thu. 27 February 2020


Following ecological disaster, humanity flees for their new home-planet Mars. As her spaceship drifts off-course, one woman tries to find a way to help her fellow passengers hold on to their humanity. Screening as part of the Made in Europe! season.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Multiple dates


A moving tale of forbidden love by Céline Sciamma. In Brittany in 1760, painter Marianne is commissioned to create a portrait of reluctant bride-to-be Heloise. Part of the Showroom's LGBTQ+ History Month: Ground-Breaking Moments in Lesbian Cinema.

Reel Steel Cult Weekender

Fri. 13 March 2020 — Sun. 15 March 2020

Abbeydale Picture House

A celebration of iconic cinema. Featuring a double bill of classic horror, some Studio Ghibli magic, Robocop on 35mm, and more.

Cinema Japan 2020

Sun. 2 February 2020 — Sun. 15 March 2020

Celebrations of Japanese culture are taking place across the UK this year to mark the occasion of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Sheffield is joining in with a host of film screenings, showing the diversity and uniqueness of Japanese cinema.


Thu. 4 June 2020 — Tue. 9 June 2020


Each June, the world of documentary descends on Sheffield to showcase some of the most fascinating factual films going.