The Magic Lantern Film Club Takes Another Bow

Magic Lantern Club have returned to provide you with info on all the latest films coming to a cinema (or pub, village hall, church, shed) near you! Take it away guys…Lights, Camera, Action!
Last month we brought you a guide to some of the independent film events happening in the Sheffield area.
Film clubs seem to be popping up all the time at the moment.
Some of them you’ll see lots of publicity for, others so secret that you will only get to hear about them through word of mouth if you happen to be in the right place at the right time…but stick with us, baby, and we’ll take you on a whistle stop tour of some of Sheffield’s finest cinematic attractions beyond the multiplex…
So what has the Easter bunny got in his cinematic basket for us this month?
Although you might equate the Easter holidays with family-friendly crowd pleasers and a bit of a post-Oscars plateau in exciting new releases, there are lots of interesting films on the independent circuit. From the oddball and cultish to the “meant to see it when it was on general release”, there are films for many moods.
Here we are then, in date order so you can get these booked into your diary:
Red Deer Sheffield
18, Pitt St  Sheffield, S1 4DD
The Red Deer will be journeying to the final frontier again – and again – throughout April as they continue to screen double bills of the Star Trek films. Meanwhile, back on Planet Earth they’re also doing Green film nights with Friends of the Earth,
£4 gets you popcorn and a pint as well as the film but places are limited so get there early!
Sunday 7 – Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (6pm) & Star Trek VI: The Undiscoverred Country (8.30pm)
Wednesday 17 – Green Film Festival presents Blue Gold (7pm)
Sunday 21 – Star Trek Generations (6pm) & Star Trek First Contact (8.30pm)
Wednesday 24 – Green Film Festival presents Blood of the Amazon (7pm)
Sunday 28 – Star Trek Insurrection (6pm) & Star Trek Nemesis at (8.30pm)
The Sands, Low Bradfield Village Hall S6 6LB
Monthly screenings of recent releases on a large screen with HD projection and surround sound in a relaxed community atmosphere. Become a member of the Village Hall to attend; screenings are free but donations welcome. Generally an intermission – popcorn, local ale and Our Cow Molly ice cream available.
Rise of the Guardians – critically acclaimed Dreamworks’ animation starring Jude Law and Hugh Jackman. Saturday April 13 (3pm)
The Hobbit – Saturday 9 April (7pm)
Sharrow Reels
215 Sharrowvale Road S11 (Crowded House church)
Monthly screenings of recent releases and the odd retro goodie, this is a chilled out way to spend a Sunday evening. Expect a friendly welcome and a laid-back crowd of regulars. It’s a bargain £3 for film, a great cup of coffee, luscious selection of homemade cakes and even a chance to win a DVD of the film.
April’s film is the Oscar 2013 Best Film Argo on Sunday April 14

Showroom Shorts
Showroom bar, Tuesday 23 April.
Although it’s advertised in the Showroom programme, this is very much an independent film night with a monthly free screening of new and cutting edge short films. Friendly and relaxed, film notes provided and you might even get to meet the film makers! No need to book, just turn up.
The Lantern Theatre
Kenwood Park Road, S7
Monthly-ish Friday night film screenings of cult classics, introduced by Joe Gastineau aka The Wooden Kimono, in one of Sheffield’s coolest venues.
Tickets £3, bar at venue.
This month’s film is a rare screening of John Carpenter’s martial arts comedy “Big Trouble in Little China” Friday 26 April – see website for times and booking details.
The Magic Lantern Film Club
Taking their mobile cinema experience to different venues around the city, often collaborating with other organizations and always with a party atmosphere, you never know where Magic Lantern might be popping up next.
Watch out for a cheeky free screening during April after the March film had to be cancelled due to snow. Check the website or sign up to the mailing list for regular updates.
April’s official screening is Luis Bunuel’s classic V- sign to the Catholic church, Viridiana at the Heeley Institute, 4pm Saturday April 27.
Film and Food ticket includes tapas and wine £9 / £7 members
And for the nights when there isn’t a film screening?
If you haven’t yet discovered the wonderful
Encore at 359 Abbeydale Road, we highly recommend it for a Saturday afternoon browse, but be warned – you probably won’t leave empty handed!
They sell very reasonably priced DVDs, books and all kinds of art and film paraphernalia, and Pat the owner will order films to request as well as entertaining customers with movie and music biz gossip!

Happy viewing, and do let us know if you’ve been to any of these and enjoyed it, or have a film night of your own that you’d like to feature.
Urban Entertainment
See our epic header photo? Yeah, the guys at Urban Entertainment sorted that out. The Sheffield based company specialsises in large scale pop up cinema, open air cinema, drive through cinema, whatever your cinematic needs these guys have a big ol' screen to help! From 40 x 20ft whoppers to the more 'modest' 6.6 x 3.3ft screen – size isn't always everything you know! Recent local successes include putting on the Red Bull Cityscape outdoor screen at The Park Hill Ampitheatre, so you could munch down on your popcorn watching a film set amongst a beautiful panoramic backdrop of Sheff City. Take a look at their website for enquiries/bookings.

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