Film Unit is a professional quality, independent cinema located deep within the University of Sheffield Students' Union - we've been entertaining the people of Sheffield for over 65 years.
Film Unit was founded in 1949 and joined the British Federation of Film Societies (BFFS) a year later - making it the longest serving student film society in the UK. In that time it has won multiple awards, including the BFFS award for the Best Student Society (no less than FOUR times!).
Fast forward to 2016 and Film Unit is still going strong. We've got some great films to show this year, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Deadpool and Zootropolis. If the blockbusters aren't your cup of tea, we're also showing a fair share of foreign language films, such as Son Of Saul, A Brand New Testament and Victoria. We're even digging deep into the achieves to bring you some old classics - we're screening not one, but two Kubrick masterpieces, as well as Akira Kurosawa's 1954 film, Seven Samurai, shown in glorious 35mm.
No matter who you are or what you like, there is something for everybody at Film Unit!
"A warm welcome to friends old and new at Film Unit! This year we have achieved so much and I can’t contain my pride in being able to say I was a part of it. With six months to my graduation, this experience will be one of my most treasured. Thank you to all who contributed to our existence, those who will move it forward and importantly, those who attend our screenings. This semester we bring you another stellar schedule. I am beyond excited to see Forrest Gump - one of my favourite films - on the big screen and I’ll be there so hit me up if you need a tissue! There are also many future favourites in the line-up: I, Daniel Blake, Fantastic Beasts, Trolls, Arrival. . . Be sure to catch our Classics on Screen too, starting with Casablanca, Do the Right Thing and more gems to follow. Alongside our traditional-format screenings, we will be hosting an Autistic Friendly screening, Hard of Hearing friendly matinees and a free screening with Sheffield Volunteering. Don’t forget we still have £1.50 tickets for under 12’s at eligible screenings. Please be sure to check our website for more details on all things up and coming at Film Unit!"
Chairperson of Film Unit, 2016-17
ANYONE! YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A A STUDENT TO ENJOY FILM UNIT. Just buy a ticket at the Box Office in the Students' Union or online at TicketSoc.
As long as the film is suitable, yes - in fact, they even get a half-price ticket! Look at the BBFC rating of the film for guidance. You should also be aware that films may be preceeded by adverts or trailers of a higher certificate than of the feature presentation. Look in one of our programmes for showings that are Child Friendly (CF) - these won’t have adverts and will only have trailers suitable to the certificate. Alternatively, you can just ask the House Manager on the night to tell you when it'll be safe to come in. Please note that anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Proof of age may be required when attending films with a 15 or 18 certificate.
If you have any more questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org