Magazine article Screen International

Newcastle's Tyneside Cinema to Feature in Doc 'The Dream Palace'

Magazine article Screen International

Newcastle's Tyneside Cinema to Feature in Doc 'The Dream Palace'

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Film includes memories from visitors to the venue including Andrea Riseborough, Ken Loach.

The Classic screen at the Tyneside Cinema

Newcastle’s independent Tyneside Cinema is the subject of a new feature documentary The Dream Palace, that will premiere at the venue on Wednesday 28 February.

The Dream Palace celebrates the UK’s only surviving Newsreel Cinema that is still operating, through a collection of archive footage and personal anecdotes from the people who have been part of its 80-year history.

The film is funded by a £59,400 grant from the National Lottery’s Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as part of a wider cinema audiences project, and produced by the Tyneside’s creative director Ian Fenton and Project Manager Jo Hislop. It takes a look not just at the Tyneside’s place in the history of Newcastle upon Tyne but also at cinema-going across the UK.

This material was used for both a series of shorts that screened before features throughout 2017, and this new feature-length film, which is directed by Alex Ayre, a graduate of the Tyneside’s education, training and production programme. …

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