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The Lighthouse, completed in 1898 on a hazardous coast for shipping, remained operational until 1984 when it was superseded by modern navigational techniques.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.
THEM (1954) CERT PG
American science fiction monster film
directed by Gordon Douglas, starring James Whitmore,
Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, and James Arness.
Them! is one of the first of the 1950s "nuclear monster" films,
and the first "big bug" feature film to use insects as the monster.
A nest of gigantic irradiated ants is discovered in the New
Mexico desert; they quickly become a national threat when
it is discovered that two young queen ants and their
consorts have escaped to establish new nests. The national
search that follows finally culminates in a battle with Them
in the concrete spillways and storm drain system of
On your approach to St Mary’s Lighthouse listen out for sounds from the tower.
When: Thursday 22nd September
Doors open 8.00pm
Film starts 8.30pm
Where: St Mary's Lighthouse
St Mary's Island Causeway, Whitley Bay NE26 4RS
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