St Mary's Lighthouse
The Lighthouse, completed in 1898 on a hazardous coast for shipping, remained operational until 1984 when it was superseded by modern navigational techniques. Since then the Lighthouse and former keepers' cottages have been operated as a visitor centre by North Tyneside Council.
The surrounding Nature Reserve contains an area of rockpools, clifftop grassland, a beach and newly created wetland habitats.
The Lighthouse (2019)
Director: Robert Eggers Written by Robert Eggers & Max Eggers
As the wavering cry of the foghorn fills the air, the taciturn former lumberjack, Ephraim Winslow, and the grizzled lighthouse keeper, Thomas Wake, set foot in a secluded and perpetually grey islet off the coast of late-19th-century New England. For the following four weeks of back-breaking work and unfavourable conditions, the tight-lipped men will have no one else for company except for each other, forced to endure irritating idiosyncrasies, bottled-up resentment, and burgeoning hatred.
The Lighthouse first emerged from Max's reenvisioning of
Edgar Allan Poe's unfinished short story of the same name.
The Lighthouse draws visually from photography of 1890s New England, maritime-themed French cinema from the 1930s, and symbolist art.
When: Tuesday 20th September
Doors open 7.30pm
Film starts 8.00pm
Where: St Mary's Lighthouse
St Mary's Island Causeway, Whitley Bay NE26 4RS
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