Film - Cinemas to sink into

There’s not much that feels more like a 100% treat to us than spending a couple of hours in the dark and in front of a big screen. With something on it. And Newcastle has a truly lovely collection of independent places where you can do just that.

They may not have nachos and cheese sauce to make your insides cry, but, erm… we forget why this was a negative thing.

Star and Shadow Cinema

What is it? A volunteer-run, non-hierarchical collective of cinema and music lovers that have finally found their own place to call home in Heaton. Everything from the programme of films…

Tyneside Cinema

What is it? The only purpose-built newsreel theatre in the UK still operating as a cinema, thanks to a loving restoration in 2006. The Tyneside is fabulous ‘miniplex’ in the…

The Side Cinema

What is it? The big screen member of the internationally-renowned Amber Side family – there’ll be an Only In Newcastle feature on those legends at some point soon – this…

Ernest

What is it? Ernest is an absolute belter of a cafe bar, which has charmed itself into the routines of anyone who regularly finds themselves at the top end of…

Quilliam Brothers Teahouse

What is it? Run by three brothers from Wylam Village in Northumberland, this is a jewel in the city centre’s cuppa crown which was inspired by the tea houses of…