Chris Phipps at St Mary's Lighthouse, 2018
This screening was one of many 50s Sci Fi Films that Chris recommended for screening over the years. Chris Phipps was a key part of the Whitley bay Film Festival team. His extensive
knowledge of films and film soundtracks was astounding and having his expertise at
the programming stage of each festival was an absolute gift. He is hugely missed but remains an
inspiration to the festival.
THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS
At St Mary’s Lighthouse
Introduced by film enthusiast and author Mark Iveson.
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms is a 1953 American science fiction monster film directed by Eugène Lourié, with special effects by Ray Harryhausen.
An atomic blast in the arctic releases the 140 million-year-old dinosaur which causes destruction and terrorises the cities from North Atlantic to New York City.
When: Tuesday 26th September
Doors open: 7.00pm
Film starts: 7.30pm
Where: St Mary’s Lighthouse
St Mary's Island Causeway,
Whitley Bay NE26 4RS
This event has happened.
We’re delighted to welcome back author Mark Iveson for a special Lighthouse screening of 1953 Sci Fi thriller The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms.
Mark is no stranger to the festival, having introduced a number of features at St Mary's Lighthouse and event talks with moderator Chris Phipps.
We'll be looking back at Chris's contribution over the years to these popular Lighthouse screenings and his enthusiasm of 1950s Sci Fi cinema.