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Reel Steel Cult Weekender Film Festival

£6 – £9


March 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
March 17, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
£6 – £9
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Abbeydale Picture House
387 Abbeydale Road
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S7 1FS United Kingdom
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Brought to you by Reel Steel, the Cult Weekender is a celebration of films which hold a ‘classic’ or ‘cult’ status in cinema.
Taking place at Sheffield’s historic Abbeydale Picture House – a Grade II listed 1920’s picture palace cinema, bringing the sense of occasion to match some of cinema’s most iconic films.

Taking place Friday March 15th – Sunday March 17th, the weekend programme includes:

A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Battle Royale (2000)
Oldboy (2003)
Spirited Away (Studio Ghibli) – presented in 35mm
Princess Mononoke (Studio Ghibli) – presented in 35mm

Details and ticket info…

Friday March 15th
Freddy vs Nancy double-bill:

A definitive horror film from director Wes Craven, featuring possibly the most iconic character in the genre – Freddy Krueger – the 1984 classic A Nightmare On Elm Street achieved a status few films could in its immediate and lasting effect on cinema and pop culture, presented here in a double-bill screening against protagonist Nancy Thompson alongside the film widely regarded as the best of its sequels – 1987’s Dream Warriors.

Doors open 6pm, film starts 7pm.
Age 18+ only.
Tickets available here: http://bit.ly/sivt_anightmareonelmstreet

Saturday March 16th
Indiana Jones double-bill:

In a double-bill screening of the iconic Indiana Jones adventures – we find our hero archeologist on the trail of fortune and glory in Old Shanghai, then dropped into India and on a quest to retreive sacred stones in the rollercoaster adventure, Temple of Doom.

We then join the intrepid archeologist in a race to beat the Nazis to the mystical Ark of the Covenant – a religious relic central to their plans for world domination, in the classic adventure Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Doors open 12pm, film starts 1pm.
Age 12+ only.
£8 – Adults
£6 – Child (under 16’s)
Tickets available here: http://bit.ly/sivt_indianajones

Saturday March 16th
Extreme Asian Cinema double-bill:

Immediately gaining a cult status upon its release in the year 2000 and smashing its way into popular culture, Battle Royale tells the story of what happens when a high school class is set loose on an island and told only one will leave alive.

Presented here in a double-bill screening alongside another film which defined Extreme Asian Cinema in the 21st Century – the 2003 film from director Park Chan-Wook, Oldboy.

Oldboy finds a man imprisoned without reason for 15 years – who is then one day suddenly released without reason, and given 5 days to unravel the mystery.
Oldboy is a visceral, no holds barred journey of vengeance like nothing else.

Doors open 6pm, film starts 7pm.
Age 18+ only.
Tickets available here: http://bit.ly/sivt_battleroyaleoldboy

Sunday March 17th
Spirited Away on 35mm

The Oscar winning Spirited Away from Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki, sees young Chihiro stumble into the spirit world ruled by gods, witches and supernatural beings, where she must find a way to free herself and her parents to return home.

A truly original tale of magic and adventure, and listed by many as one of the best films of all time, Spirited Away is a dearly loved and critically acclaimed universal classic for all generations.

Presented on 35mm – English language version.

Doors open 1pm, film starts 2pm.
PG Certificate.
£9 – Adults
£6 – Child (under 16’s)
Tickets available here: http://bit.ly/sivt_spiritedaway

Sunday March 17th
Princess Mononoke on 35mm

This animated classic from Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki, tells a story of gods, spirits and mythical legends, when the young warrior Ashitaka tries to find peace between humans and animals when the harmony they’ve long enjoyed begins to crumble.
During his journey, he sees humans destroying the natural world, bringing with it the wrath of a wolf god and a fierce young woman – Princess Mononoke.

A story of conflict and the search for peace between humans and nature, Princess Mononoke is a truly original tale and critically acclaimed animated classic.

Presented in 35mm – Japanese language with English subtitles.

Doors open 5pm, film starts 6pm.
PG Certificate.
£9 – Adults
£6 – Child (under 16’s)
Tickets available here: http://bit.ly/sivt_princessmononoke


Tickets for all screenings can also be purchased in person from the Sheffield City Hall Box Office:

Monday to Thursday, 9am – 2pm
Friday and Saturday, 9am – 5pm

Telephone: 0114 22 33 777 (Monday – Saturday, 9am – 8pm)

more info about each film can be found on our website here:



Abbeydale Picture House
387 Abbeydale Road
S7 1FS

Food, alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks will be available to purchase at the venue throughout the weekend.

No alcohol or food purchased outside will be allowed into the venue.
For security reasons bags may be searched.


please adhere to the age certificate listed for the film when purchasing tickets, entry to a screening will only be for those (including ticket holders) above the age rating of any film screened.


Reel Steel have previously brought you film screenings at the Abbeydale Picture House including Bruce Lee’s Enter The Dragon, The Thing and Big Trouble In Little China, My Neighbour Totoro and the Back To The Future Trilogy…

We hope you’ll join us once again for a celebration of cinema classics at the Cult Weekender Film Festival.