Join Reel Steel for a sci-fi double-bill screening featuring two classics of the genre, each set in the year 2019 – Blade Runner (1982) and The Running Man (1987) – in 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.
In the 21st-century, Blade Runners 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.
Following Blade Runner, it's time to 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.
6pm – doors open
7pm – Blade Runner (The Final Cut)
9pm – interval
9:30pm – The Running Man
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