CINEMA NEWS: Celebrate the 100th birthday of Sheffield’s Abbeydale Picture House

Silent film with live music to celebrate the centenary of Sheffield's most beautiful old cinema


Each event is bookable separately, and a limited number of discounted all-day tickets are available. Ticket numbers are strictly limited to enable social distancing and all tickets must be booked online in advance. There will be no ticket sales at the cinema on the day.

If Sheffield is placed in Tier 2 next week, all events will take place as per the below schedule, on December 20th. If Sheffield remains in Tier 3, and the cinema has to stay closed, all events will be postponed until Sunday 17th January 2021. All ticket holders will be offered a choice between a quick refund and transfer to the January 2021 date. Ticket availability is extremely limited – the cinema’s seating has been cut to 25% of its usual size – so booking early is recommended.

Sunday December 20th

11.00am – 12.00pm Funny Business – with Charlie Chaplin and Laurel & Hardy (with live piano by Jonny Best)

1.00pm – 2.00pm Sheffield’s Cinema Heritage – an illustrated talk by local historian Mike Higginbottom

3.00pm – 4.00pm The Brilliant Biograph: earliest moving images of Europe (1898-1902) with live score by Frame Ensemble

5.30pm – 7.00pm Buster Keaton in The General (with live piano and percussion by Jonny Best and Trevor Bartlett)

8.45pm – 10.15pm Marlene Dietrich in The Woman Men Long For (with live score by Frame Ensemble)

Information and booking

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