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“Quirky and cultured - what's not to like!”
Review of Tyneside Cinema

Tyneside Cinema
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Owner description: At the Tyneside Cinema, we give a trip to the pictures the sense of occasion it deserves.We show the best films in stylish and beautiful surroundings, and our varied programme ranges from brilliant films from all over the world to the best Hollywood has to offer. As the last surviving Newsreel theatre still operating as a cinema full-time in the UK, our Grade II-listed building is an important, must-see piece of heritage, not just regionally, but nationally too and it has been lovingly restored to preserve and celebrate the grandeur of its original 1937 art deco design.
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Every visit here is a real treat. From the independent screenings, Art Deco surroundings and informative displays about the cinema's history, this is the ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city streets. The staff genuinely care about their art and the diverse screening and events programme means there is something for everyone.

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

Has been a while since we have been to the Tyneside. Enjoyed the live streaming of the first episode of the new Dr Who last night. Extremely comfortable seats. Beautiful venue. Lovely new bar and you can take drinks (even bottles of wine) into the cinema with you. So very civilised. Much better experience than the big multiplexes.

Thank jmgLowFell
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

This is the best cinema in Newcastle. Please go here instead of the huge multi-plex options. You can sit at sofas and drink beer!

Another reward is comfortable seating, great sound, and audience who watch the film respectfully without chatting and eating all the way through (Odeon special that one), as well as a beautifully illustrated history of Newcastle cinema and the building itself.

This cinema recently lost its central funding, so needs as much help as possible to stay open. Please invest in this north east gem.

Thank everycloudhasa
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

The Tyneside is my favourite cinema, one that treats customers with the respect and good service they deserve; the beautiful building doesn't harm either!

The Tyneside has 3 screens, the smallest is the Roxy - an intimate screen with very generous leg room and seats at times almost too comfy, you may need a coffee if you're feeling a little sleepy before sitting down here. The Electra is a mid-sized screen with steeply angled seating - not as comfy at the Roxy but my favourite screen - not too big and not too small...just right! The Classic is the largest screen and a beautiful old theatre style with a balcony that is reserved as the Tyneside's privileged seating. It's insulting for the chain cinemas to charge extra for a seat just one row back - at the Tyneside if you pay extra you sit on the balcony, away from the standard seats, with access to the Circle's own bar and seat holders big enough for bottles of wine!

On the ground floor there is the fantastic Intermezzo Coffee Bar, where you can get a beer and a panini before your film or just coffee and cake if you fancy it. I love the individual seating style in Intermezzo, there are a few seats at small tables but there are also seats against the windows where you can drink and look out upon the street. There's also outside seating for finer weather or the more hardy customers.

The Coffee Rooms on the second floor are okay, basic food not expensively priced, and decent enough to sit and an grab something to eat or drink in a roomier setting than Intermezzo. The Bar on the 3rd floor is a fantastic place for a drink before a screening in the Roxy or Electra or for the various events hosted here - quizzes, free films, craft fairs. Great range of drinks and snack foods - bright and with decent seating it's a great place to just meet someone for a drink even if you're not seeing a film.

I love that you can take beer into screenings at the Tyneside, something the big chains have only recently started doing; not only that but you can buy drinks and snacks in or at the entrance to all the screens and not have to queue at one counter.

Most screenings don't have reserved seating, you have the freedom to turn up early and get yourself the seat you want - a much more sensible system. This is especially true when films become quieter and screenings can be half empty - you don't feel obligated to sit next to some stranger just because the cashier wanted to fill specific empty seats.

If you become a Tyneside Friend you can get discount on tickets as well as food and drink in all the cafés and bars - not to mention 2 free tickets.

The best cinema in Newcastle, if not the North East!

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Had never been to a multiple showing cinema before and was impressed by the facilities and size of screen and quality. Sound was too loud but avoid the back row of premier seats or people behind you are still kicking you in the back.

Thank Rebecca12013
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