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Showroom Cinema

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7 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2BX
  • Box office 0114 275 7727
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  • Website www.showroom.org.uk
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42nd Street

42nd Street
  • 1933
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • U
  • Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
  • Cast: Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers

‘Come and meet those dancing feet, on the avenue I’m taking you to – 42nd Street.’ One of the brightest, toe-tapping backstage musical triumphs from Depression era Hollywood, 42nd Street provided a major stepping stone in the career of twenty-two-year-old Ginger Rogers. Ruby Keeler is the chorus girl who steps in to replace an ailing leading lady and emerges a shiny new Broadway star but Rogers steals all her scenes as wise-cracking, gold-digging chorus girl Anytime Annie. Eye-popping choreography from Busby Berkeley is matched by an unforgettable score that includes ‘Shuffle off to Buffalo’, ‘You’re Getting to be a Habit with Me’ and the glorious title track. Part of the Glasgow Film Festival

Tue 28 May

After Life

  • 2003
  • UK
  • 1h 44min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alison Peebles
  • Cast: Lindsay Duncan, Kevin McKidd, Paula Sage, Shirley Henderson

May (Duncan) looks after Roberta (Sage), her 21-year-old daughter with Downs. Her other child Kenny (McKidd) is an ambitious journalist. He drifts in and out of their lives, always putting the stress of his workload over spending time with his old mum and sis. But then May discovers she has cancer and Kenny has to re-evaluate his life, as his mother's only dying wish seems to be that he and he alone looks after Roberta. Moving, if fairly predictable, drama whose superb cast manage to transcend the dour cliches of the screenplay. This was clearly a labour of love for first time director Peebles - it bodes well for future projects.

Thu 23 May

Dr Strangelove (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb)

Doctor Strangelove (Or How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love The Bomb)
  • 1963
  • UK
  • 1h 33min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Cast: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden.

Devastating black comedy on the lunacy of the nuclear age with Sellers ideally cast in three roles (US President, jolly Brit captain, and demented teutonic boffin) and Slim Pickens the good ole boy heading for oblivion to a chorus of 'We'll Meet Again'. Still alarmingly relevant.

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Iron Giant

Iron Giant
  • 1999
  • US
  • 1h 26min
  • U
  • Directed by: Brad Bird
  • Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr, Vin Diesel, Eli Marienthal, Christopher McDonald, John Mahoney

Animated film adaptation of Ted Hughes' classic children's story about a boy who befriends a 50ft robot from outer space. The action is transported from rural England to small-town America in the late 1950s. The resulting film is a fast-moving thrillfest featuring bongo-beating beatniks, a great rockabilly soundtrack and explosive destruction on a grand scale. This being a kids film, through, it's violence with a conscience.

Mon 27 May
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Fri 31 May

Maro Charitra

Maro Charitra
  • 2010
  • US
  • Directed by: Ravi Yadav
  • Cast: Varun Sandesh, Anita Galler, Shraddha Das

Based on the classic 1978 film, Balu and Swapna make a deal with their respective, disapproving parents to stay apart for a year and if they're still in love after that time they can be married.

Thu 23 May

Ponyo

Ponyo
  • 2008
  • Japan
  • 1h 41min
  • U
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Yuria Nara, Hiroki Doi, Tomoko Yamaguchi, George Tokoro, Kazushige Nagashima

Delightful animated feature from the Studio Ghibli brand about a five-year-old boy who falls for a goldfish princess. It's funny, charming and original enough to keep adults entertained, but where it really scores is Miyazaki's (Spirited Away) ability to understand what a child sees. Like its goldfish heroine, Ponyo may seem like a slight and slivery proposition, but it dives to uncharted depths.

Sat 25 May

Tootsie

Tootsie
  • 1982
  • US
  • 1h 56min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sydney Pollack
  • Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr

Our Dusty finds himself getting the brush off when he tries out for acting roles. The excuse being that he is too small, too old or too male. One of these he can remedy: he becomes a woman. What a giggle! His cross-dressing leads to some polished comedy but the whole assumption that merely by changing his outward appearance he can become less demanding and temperamental and much more successful, both as an actor and in his private life, is at best ridiculous.

Wed 22 May

Based in a converted 1930's building, Showroom boasts four 'luxury auditoria' screening a varied programme of classic, indie and arthouse films from around the world.

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