In true tradition Whitley Bay Film Festival 2019 offers a mixed programme of films in atmospheric and site specific locations. We also reveal our new attraction for this year’s 10th anniversary programme – the ‘smallest venue’ in North Tyneside.

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In partnership with Amnesty International, we mark the 30th anniversary of the 'Convention of the Rights of the Child' with a one-off screening of Children of War by documentary film maker Bryan Single and a series of documentary events across Whitley Bay.

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New to Whitley Bay Film Festival!

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Here's our  16th August to 1st September Programme at a glance.

Friday 16 Aug  Launch Event 
The Smallest Show On Earth (1957)

Rendezvous Cafe

Doors open 8.00pm

Film starts 8.30pm

Cert U

More details HERE

The Smallest Show on Earth (US: Big Time Operators) is a 1957 British comedy film, directed by Basil Dearden, and starring Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna, Peter Sellers and Margaret Rutherford. The supporting cast includes Bernard Miles, Leslie Phillips, Francis de Wolff, George Cross, June Cunningham and Sid James. 

Sat 17 Aug,  Sun 18 Aug, Sat 24 Aug, Sun 25 Aug, Mon 26 Aug, Sat 31 Aug 

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Thanks to: Arts Council England Lottery Funded Project Grant, and  Newcastle University

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Sun 18 Aug

The Great Northern Kinetoscope Show 5 
in partnership with BBC Newcastle

Crescent Club, Cullercoats

7.00pm – Doors Open

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Presented by film and media historian Chris Phipps, we explore  BBC Newcastle's

fantastic archive collection.

Sun 18 Aug - CRESCENT CLUB, Cullercoats - C SIDE - EASY G's Conspiracy Quiz 

Doors open 4.30pm   (more details HERE)

Monday 19 Aug

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL EVENT (click here for more info)

Northumbria English School, Victoria Ave, Whitley Bay

Shatila Theatre (documentary film)

With speakers – Peter Mortimer and Garry Ettle

Doors open  6.00pm

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FREE but ticketed

Monday 19 Aug

CRESCENT CLUB, Cullercoats 

A rare opportunity to see Mike Leigh's  Play For Today, TV films - 'Nuts in May' and 'Abigails Party' on the big screen.

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Thanks to the BFI and Performers Alliance Agreement.

Nuts in May 1976

Doors open 7.00pm

Abigail's Party 1977

Doors open  9.00pm

Tues 20 Aug

WHITLEY BAY SNOOKER CENTRE, 305 Whitley Rd.

The Hustler (1961) 

Doors open  7.00pm

Cert 15

More details HERE

Wed 21 Aug

SEATON DELAVAL HALL – FORMAL GARDENS - Outdoor screening of EDWARD SCISSORHANDS  

Details  HERE .

Thurs  22 & Fri 23 Aug

WHITLEY BAY COMRADES CLUB, 14 The Links 

Art Club from 10am

more details soon...

Fri 23 Aug

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL EVENT 

TYNE THEATRE AND OPERA HOUSE, 117 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne

Children Of War a film by Bryan Single

with panel discussion

more details HERE

Sat 24 Aug

RENDEZVOUS CAFE

Sunrise (1927)

with a live electronic soundtrack from The Mediators

 

Doors open 8.30pm

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Sun 25 Aug

JAM JAR CINEMA

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) 

Introduced by Chris Phipps

Starts 8.00pm

CERT PG

Albert Finney’s powerhouse performance as a Nottingham factory worker changed British screen acting, just as Karel Reisz’s incisive and authentic film changed British cinema. (BFI).

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Sat 24 AUG & Sun 25 AUG & Mon 26 AUG  C SIDE   More details HERE

Sun 25 Aug

THE VICTORIA, WHITLEY ROAD

Radio On  (1979) 

Introduced by Paul Harvey

with an exhibition by Paul Harvey, Sarah Dryden, Russ Bestley and Carol Lynn

Doors Open 7.00pm

Starts 8.00pm

CERT 18                         More details HERE

Tues 27 Aug

ST MARYS LIGHTHOUSE

The Uninvited (1944)

introduced by Chris Phipps and author Mark Iveson

Doors open 7.00pm

CERT PG

More details HERE.

Wed 28 Aug

ST MARYS LIGHTHOUSE

 

The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951) 

introduced by Chris Phipps and with theremin demonstration from Dr Brown

Doors open 6.00pm

Cert U

More details HERE

Wed 28 Aug

ST MARYS LIGHTHOUSE

Godzilla (1954)

 

Doors open 9.00pm

Cert U

More details HERE

Tickets £10 available HERE

Thurs 29 Aug

ST MARYS LIGHTHOUSE

The Little Mermaid (1989)

Doors open 6.30pm

Cert PG

More details HERE

29 AUG -

ST MARYS LIGHTHOUSE

Rebecca (1940)

Doors open 9.00pm

Cert PG

More details HERE

Tickets £10 available HERE

Fri 30 Aug

ECCLES HALL, Earsdon

Whistle Down The Wind (1961)

Doors open 4.00pm

More details HERE.

Fri 30 Aug

JAM JAR CINEMA

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL EVENT (click here for more info)

Short Documentaries introduced by Amnesty staff

Starts 8.00pm

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