7 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 2BX
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24 reviews of The Showroom in English
Last night i went to The Showroom cinema in Sheffield for the first time. And all i can say is that the atmosphere, food (and beer) was fantastic!
As a student they offer the cheapest tickets in the city, and there are no hoards of kids pushing past you to get the best seats in the house to watch their favourite teen vampire movie…
Small(ish) intimate screens in the company of those who appreciate a good arty film. The staff were friendly and chilled out. Had a laugh with one of them, makes a nice change from the robots the hire at other cinemas who blatently hate their job!
Will be visiting again very soon!
The Showroom is a good addition to the cinemas Sheffield has to offer, with the rather sad and rundown Odeon in the town centre and the massive Cineworld out in Centertainment. It tends to show more low-budget and arthouse films and often has themed seasons where older films are given an airing.
They also host a lot of “talk with the director” style evenings where the screenings are preceded with a question and answer session.
I believe it is compulsory to have a beard to work here but the staff are always chilled and friendly.
The tickets are more expensive than other cinemas, but the choice of films is wider than others.
It’s worth signing up to receive their updates and film schedule by email.
Lovely 'artsy-feel’ cinema, restaurant, bar and music venue. This independent cinema promises to have at least 1 film to interest anyone looking for a nice break from commercial rom-coms and chic-ficks.
The Showroom cafe/bar has fab food, and reasonably priced drinks, with a great atmosphere to accompany.
(Make sure to use Orange Wednesday :P)
I really love the Showroom and try to visit it whenever I’m in Sheffield. The cinema is a treat to watch a film in and the schedule of what they show is always excellent. It’s not overpriced like all other cinemas and is really relaxed. The extra bonus is that it has a lovely cafe bar to visit too. It has free wifi and does a mean hot chocolate! In the evening it turns more bar-like and it’s a lovely place to enjoy a drink in. It is also a late bar on some evenings so it’s a good place to finish your night in. The food is also really tasty and good value for money. I hope that it never changes as so many places tend to do and keeps it’s atmosphere forever.
A lovely building, due to have its exterior updated but not because its in need of it.
the showroom cinema plays host to a number of things, it has a café/bar which has free wifi access and is a lovely place if you don’t mind stepping a little of the beaten path while your in the town centre.
Also has a fiar number of screens often with interesting showings, things from recent releases to film festival entries.
The space also lends host to a number of functions with companies such as MTV having used the space in the past, it also has a specialiesed screening of recent releases for children with learning difficulties where the lights are left on low and the children are allowed to move round etc.
all in all an excellent space and well worth loking into if your hosting a presentation.
This is quite possibly the best art-house cinema in the UK – and yes, I’ve been to the Cornerhouse. Four screens show an eclectic mix of independent European, US and British films and documentaries in very comfortable, purpose built auditoria. If it’s reviewed in the Guardian it’ll be on at the Showroom (and usually within a month of release).
The ticket office and concessions area is light, airy and sells a good range of drinks. Clientele are mixed with, as you’d expect, lots of students, but they all seem serious about film – I can’t remember asking people to keep the noise down on too many occasions…
Staff are good – but there’s a propensity to employ youngsters who I suspect think that what they have is a career in cinema rather than a job selling tickets or coffee.
There’s also a good (if expensive) bar on site which also attracts a mixed crowd.
The showroom is the best place to see films in Sheffield. It has a good range or films, mostly arthouse/ independent films but will also show 'blockbusters’ especially if they are British made.
The cafe/bar serves reasonably prices food and slightly pricier drinks but you can take them into the film which is great. The cinema is centrally located and there is parking at the station across the road.
The Showroom cinema is an independant cinema which shows a range of UK and foriegn indie films, which makes a refreshing change from the large multiplexes. Prices for entry and snacks are much more reasonable than you’d pay at one of the mulitplexes
A number of festivals are held during the year including the Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival and the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival.
There is also a great cafe bar which sells good value food and a wide range of drinks. There is also live jazz music on a regular basis.
This is a great independent cinema; it shows a range of films from foreign, indie to the odd big budget picture. It also hosts the documentary festival that is held in the city. Located opposite Sheffield Hallam Union Bar it regularly attracts students.
It also has its own bar restaurant which serves great food from a small menu. The food prices are average for town. The bar prices are not the best but the hot chocolate is rather nice.
The bar is a little canteen like. Also the screens are fairly small if you want to go and see a big budget film on the big screen you would be better going to one of the bigger cinemas near Meadowhall.
They do offer the facility of hiring out a screen though! And can show a film of your choice which can make special events a bit more different.
“the book that your reading is upside down” said the now dearly departed sheffield band Milburn, and thats kind of what the showroom is like, its a little bit pretentious, and for no reason. still, a really nice bar with a good range of “not cheap” drinks.
The showroom cinema, located opposite the train station, is a small cinema which shows mainly indie films or foreign film, though it will occasionally show a bigger name movie or a popular older one.
As a fan of these types of movies, finding them much more enjoyable than what hollywood has to offer, it is great having a place such as the showroom nearby and that is easily accessable.
Inside the cinema there is a good size screen with very comfy seat to make the movie watching experience very enjoyable.
As well as the cinema, the building also contains a bar/café, which is handy to use before or after your visit. The Showroom also has free Wi-Fi capability which can be used if someone just wants to chill out with a drink and get some work done.
The rooms in the showroom can be booked out for conferences and partys (where the film of your choice will be played!).
Great cinema with a great bar.
It’s a real alternative from the other cinemas in Sheffield and shows some wonderful arthouse films. The staff are really friendly and the cinema prices are competive - especially for students or concessions.
There are often other events on at The Showroom, such as director/writer talks and workshops.
The Showroom bar is really nice and suited to the culture vulcher audience the films attracts. I’ve eaten there a couple of times, and both times it’s been really nice.
I’d really recommend The Showroom, especially to those who haven’t strayed away from mainstream cinema yet.
I love art-house cinemas, and this one fails to disappoint. The seats are comfortable and you get some good leg room, and the screen isn’t massive but you still feel like you’re at the cinema! They do some great foreign films here and I usually pop in to see the latest French film that’s on. There’s a bar next door for a pre- or post-film drink, and it’s right next to the train station for easy access.
I love the showroom.
Great, independent cinema. Always guaranteed to find something a bit out of the ordinary here as well.
Attached bar can be a bit pricey but does have a good atmosphere and is a great place just to chill out!
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