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Film Unit Cinema

Closed Now: 19:15 - 23:00
Open today: 19:15 - 23:00
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Great films for great prices

Film Unit offers a professional cinema experience, with the friendly and personal nature that you... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Kaitlyn K
Accessible Cinema with Personality

First off, this cinema is incredible value for money, with tickets being a maximum of £3 a person... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
Sukayna N
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Film Unit is the oldest student cinema in the UK, established over 65 years ago and still going strong! We are run entirely by volunteers who work as ushers, fire officers, house managers, projectionists and committee members to bring this unique...more
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Sheffield Student's Union Western Bank | The Nelson Mandela Auditorium,, Sheffield S10 2TN, England
+44 114 222 8534
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

Really enjoyed going to see a film here. As others have mentioned the prices are amazing. So impressive this is in a uni and even more impressive that people from outside the uni are allowed to attend. While the legroom was a bit small, it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Very cheap way to see films . Full size screen and open to the general public. Interesting mix of films on the programme. Seating is in a lecture theatre so only criticism is slight lack of leg room.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Film Unit offers a professional cinema experience, with the friendly and personal nature that you would expect from a volunteer-run organisation. With a schedule packed full of carefully-chosen films, there really is something for everyone almost all year long.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Kaitlyn K
Reviewed 2 August 2017

First off, this cinema is incredible value for money, with tickets being a maximum of £3 a person. You really can't beat that price for a professional cinema! They offer a range of films, from new blockbusters and oscar nominated flicks to foreign language films...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Sukayna N
Reviewed 2 August 2017

A standard cinema quality for only £3 is amazing! The programme is also very interesting because everyone can find something they'll love. The team does an excellent job!!!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank ElioraBenarroche
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Cheapest cinema I know! (£3!) The main thing I like about film unit is the wide range of films they show, foreign films and blockbusters! & Staff are always helpful!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Jade H
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Great quality movies for the cheapest price! Entirely run by volunteers, you won't be disappointed by the level of professionalism.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Sheffield generally doesn't do that well for city centre cinemas with a decent size screen but Film Unit is an exception. With tickets sub £4, you can afford to see an array of movies from Hollywood blockbusters (usually a little after their main theatrical release)...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank silince
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Great cinema, cheap, best student cinema in the country and is open to the public. Shows films as soon as (or sometimes just before) they come out on DVD, so if you don't mind waiting this is the place to be.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank iamdanj
Reviewed 1 March 2017

These guys won the Cinema For All award for Best Student Cinema and have done an amazing job putting on films several times a week! They show recent blockbusters as well as specific cultural or topical films.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank AnnaBerestova
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Sukayna N
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Response from Film_Unit | Property representative |
Hello, Film Unit Cinema is open to students as well as the public! Anyone can purchase tickets at the box office for screenings, and the staff of Film Unit is made up of both students and community members alike.