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An arthouse cinema that 'balances a sense of arty affectation with a homey, accessible vibe'

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Every week we invite our readers to tell us about where they go to watch films. This week it's the turn of Edwin Davies, who writes about film at A Mighty Fine Blog.

Location

Based opposite the train station in Sheffield, the Showroom manages to be right at the centre of the city yet just far enough away to feel like it's off the beaten track. That sense of being accessible but also outside the mainstream extends to the whole feel of the cinema, which balances a sense of arty affectation with a homey, accessible vibe.

Building

Occupying an art deco structure that was originally a car dealership, the Showroom was converted into a cinema in the early '90s and boasts four screens, a bar and a cafe, »

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