Spend all day in the dark with Yorkshire Silent Film Festival at our Sheffield all-dayer on May 12th. In the atmospheric surroundings of the Abbeydale Picture House, the festival's team of outstanding cinema musicians and the flickering images on the enormous Abbeydale screen will transport you into the magical world of live-scored silent cinema. The day begins with classic comedy by Laurel and Hardy (11.45am) the very first film version of Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles (1pm), the gripping real-life adventure of South: Sir Ernest Shackleton's Glorious Epic of the Antarctic (3pm), the haunting, heartbreaking Menilmontant (1926) alongside Germaine Dulac's L'invitation au Voyage (5pm), and Harold Lloyd's New York comedy Speedy (8pm). To round the day off, we're showing Tod Browning's macabre, twisted melodrama The Unknown, starring Joan Crawford and Lon Chaney (10pm). It all finishes at 11pm.
All-day passes: Adult £25 ; Concessions £21. Children 18 and under are FREE all day. Tickets for each individual screening are also on sale - see each individual screening in the What's On section of the website.
Make a weekend of it with the great value Sheffield Big Weekend Pass. This gets you into all eight ysff events at Abbeydale Picture House and Showroom Cinema 11 - 13 May. To immerse yourself in live-scored silent cinema even more, there's the Sheffield Full Festival Pass which includes everything in the Big Weekend plus four more events.