Neighbourhood cinemas are a ‘reely’ good idea...
And now a group of film-buff friends on a Sheffield street are bringing the concept back to life.
Sharrow Reels screens monthly movies at a gospel church on Sharrow Vale Road.
Dozens of viewers are already watching a wide variety of films on their doorstep, including box office hit Argo.
It is a miniature revival of the days when Sheffield had many local picture houses.
“We thought it would be good to have a community cinema and why not give it a crack,” said church leader Rowan Paterson, who masterminded the idea with pal Michael Clark.
“We gave it a trial run of six months but it has really taken off.
“Sharrow Vale already has a great community vibe, we just wanted to add another hub where people could watch local cinema.”
Entry fees of just £3, include coffee and home-made cakes, cover basic costs while the Crowded House church has provided facilities.
Group member Elliot Buchanan, of Sharrow, said evenings often ended with the audience heading to local pub the Porter Cottage.
He added: “We’d just love to see more people jump on board.”
The next screening, of film Strictly Ballroom, will be on Sunday, May 12.
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