The Tyneside Cinema Is Two
By Stephen Noble on May 24, 2010 in Film
The Tyneside Cinema celebrated it’s second anniversary over the weekend with a day of movies selected by the audience.
With a range of films, from Ghostbusters to Apocalypse Now to Koyaanisqatsi, those who voted got a chance to introduce the film before the screening, creating a strong sense of community during the day.
Jonny Tull, the cinema’s Programme Manager, said: “There’s been over 700 people through, so I’m pleased with that, especially as we’re competing with the weather.
“We did it last year and decided to do it again because it was so successful. The great thing for us is it gives the public a chance to have a say in what was screened and why, and not just because they wanted to see it on the big screen, there were some really heartfelt nominations in there.”
I had the time to see 2001: A Space Odyssey, a film I’d never seen before and took probably the only chance I’ll have to see it in the cinema (and to all those who told me the film’s about a computer that goes nuts, it really isn’t is it? That’s just the only part you understood, bloody black magic dominoes).
Nick Kinghorn, an audience member joining in on the celebrations, said: “I came down for the celebration I guess, but also because of the films that were being shown, they were good choices and it’s a good chance to see them on a particularly good occasion.
“It’s a really eclectic range of films really, I’m looking forward to seeing Eraserhead because I’m a big David Lynch fan, although I haven’t seen his first film so can’t really say that I’m a proper fan until tomorrow.”
Listen to an AudioBoo interview with Tyneside worker John Hudson.
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