VIDEO: Film showing to reach new heights at Abbeydale Picture House

Dramatic footage shows a cinema owner dangling dangerously from the roof of Sheffield building - but don't worry it's all to promote an iconic silent film which will be shown at the Abbeydale Picture House.

Monday, 21st March 2016, 2:09 pm
Updated Monday, 21st March 2016, 2:30 pm

Owner Phil Robins climbed the outside of the Picture House in a reenactment of the famous climbing scene from film Safety Last.

The silent comedy will be shown at the cinema on Saturday March 26, accompanied by a live pianist.

Safety Last is director Harold Lloyd’s most-famous film and features him as a sales clerk in a department store, who finds himself hanging desperately from the hands of a collapsing clock on the side of a skyscraper, high above the streets of downtown Los Angeles.

Ticket holders will also be able enjoy old fashioned cocktails in historic surroundings.

Abbeydale Picture House, on Abbeydale Road hosts temporary film nights and festivals - and could open as a cafe or bar for live music nights.

A planning application has been submitted to Sheffield Council for a replacement dance floor and new bar and kitchen facilities. It is hoped that the building will be used more regularly in the future.

Tickets are £9 and can be bought online from

Doors open at 6pm.