This is when a Sheffield independent cinema will reopen - and here are the films you can book now to see

Crack out the popcorn as Sheffield’s Showroom Cinema is finally set to reopen next week.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 3:12 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 3:37 pm
The Showroom cinema in Sheffield is getting reday to reopen again after lockdown restrictions are easing. Picture: Chris Etchells

Sheffield’s independent cinema, Showroom Cinema, has announced it will reopen on Monday, May 17, and will open with a cracking line up of critically acclaimed films.

Showroom Cinema CEO Ian Wild wrote in the Sheffield Telegraph: “After the fantastic success of the Oscar-winning Parasite, just before the first lockdown in March 2020, it seems appropriate to reopen with another Korean film.

"Sheffielders have always supported East Asian cinema at the Showroom, and we hope this film will be no exception. Minari is about a Korean family's move to Arkansas to make a fresh start. Their dream is to build a farm, live off the land and grow Korean vegetables for other immigrant families. Its title – Minari, is an edible plant known for its ability to root down and thrive in land others would find unforgiving.”

The Showroom cinema in Sheffield is getting reday to reopen again after lockdown restrictions are easing. Pictured is Lesley Ellerby. Picture: Chris Etchells

Staff have been hard at work preparing the venue to new requirements this week and are excited to welcome back audiences after six months.

The cinema will work to just 25 per cent capacity until it is safe for full venues once more.

Viewers must wear face coverings inside, unless eating or drinking, and social distancing will be still be required.

The glittering line-up of films on offer in the opening programme also features ‘Nomadland’, winner of three Academy Awards at the Oscars, ‘Sound of Metal’ starring Riz Ahmed, and ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ featuring the powerful performance from Best Supporting Actor Daniel Kaluuya.

The venue will reopen on Monday, May 17.

‘The Father’ will also be coming to the Showroom screens from Monday, June 14. The film features Anthony Hopkins, who received the Best Actor award at the grand age of 83 for his role as a London patriarch struggling with dementia.

Other films featured in the Showroom's reopening programming include two enchanting family films that will dazzle imaginative young eyes – ‘Wolfwalkers’, a charming tale of magic and Irish folklore and ‘Earwig & the Witch’, the latest film from Studio Ghibli, both screening during the May half term.

Visit www.showroomworkstation.org.uk/cinema to book and for listings.

See tomorrow’s Telegraph for the Showroom’s film column.

The Showroom cinema in Sheffield is getting reday to reopen again after lockdown restrictions are easing. Pictured is Liam Booth in the bar area. Picture: Chris Etchells
The venue will be offering all its previous services, but at 25 per cent capacity.
The Showroom cinema in Sheffield is getting reday to reopen again after lockdown restrictions are easing. Picture: Chris Etchells