Showroom Cinema, Sheffield

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The Showroom/Workstation building.

The Showroom Cinema is an independent arthouse cinema in Sheffield, England. It is housed in a 1936 art deco building which was formerly the Kennings car dealership.[1] It was first opened in 1993 with two screens; further phases of development have added another two screens, a bar and cafe and a meeting room, making it one of the attractions of Sheffield's Cultural Industries Quarter, in the south-east of the city centre.

Much of the remainder of the building is the Workstation, offices intended for use by business working in the cultural industries".

The conversion programme was completed in 1998 and saw an entrance to the cinema created from Sheaf Square; the Workstation retains the original entrance on Paternoster Row.[1]

The building was used in the video for the Arctic Monkeys song Leave Before The Lights Come On in 2006. The classic British horror Dracula[2] brought to us by director, Terence Fisher, shot in 1958 in the UK, which starred Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Michael Gough was one of the studio’s first and most memorable ventures into the horror genre. The Showroom is also a venue for a programme called the BFI Film Academy[3] which sharpens the creative skills of youths between 16–19 years of age. It gives the opportunity to qualify for a Silver Arts Award.

Awards[edit]

In 2002, the cinema was voted the favourite independent cinema of Guardian readers.[4]

In November 2007, Showroom was awarded the title Best Cultural Venue in Sheffield's Exposed[5] Magazine Awards.

Festivals and events[edit]

Lovebytes (1995)[6]

Lovebytes Digital Art and Multimedia Festival. (1996)[7]

Lovebytes Festival. (1998)[8]

Sheffield Showcomotion Young People's Film Festival (1999–present) [9]

Lovebytes International Festival of Digital Art. (2001)[10]

Lovebytes International Festival of Digital Art. (2002)[10]

Lovebytes International Festival of Digital Art. (2003)[10]

Lovebytes International Festival of Digital Art. (2005)[10]

Environments International Festival of Digital Art and Media, Lovebytes. (2006) [11]

Digital Space at the Showroom Cinema (2006)[12]

Digital Space at the Showroom Cinema (2007)[12]

Digital Space at the Showroom Cinema (2008) [12]

Lovebytes. Digital Art in Sheffield. (2008)[13]

Celluloid Screams (2009) [14]

Celluloid Screams (2010) [14]

Celluloid Screams (2011) [14]

Lovebytes- Digital Spring. (2012)[15]

Off the shelf: festival of words (2013)[16]

Sensoria festival of music & film (2013)[17]

Sheffield doc/fest (2013)[18]

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Coordinates: 53°22′39″N 1°27′54.1″W / 53.37750°N 1.465028°W / 53.37750; -1.465028