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 and events to the price of the organic banana cake in the cafe are set by committee, and as anyone is welcome to get involved you’ve no-one to blame but yourself if your favourite film isn’t showing next week.
Why is it smashing?
Watching the redevelopment of the cinema over the last year or so from a long-empty sofa shop to a busy and lively community space with a real buzz about it has been genuinely inspiring, especially given the workforce are all volunteers.
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Star & Shadow Cinema Co-op, Warwick St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1BB