Despite the multiplying of multiplexes in England, there’s still a place for humble independent cinemas. Here are a dozen of the coolest movie emporiums.
Tyneside Cinema’s £7 million restoration in 2008 was part of a wider regeneration project in Newcastle, but the cinema still remains the city’s central showpiece. While it has been modernized, it still retains the essence of its original 1937 art deco styling and a grand interior that will wow its visitors. While showing a strong selection of lesser known films and newsreels – the only cinema in the UK to still do this – it also plays host to weekly film clubs, ‘vote a film back’ screenings and film education sessions. If this wasn’t reason enough to visit, you can also enjoy cocktails in the comfort of the theater.
Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle, UK, +44 (0)845 217 9909.