Video feature: Tyneside Cinema
The Tyneside Cinema is one of the oldest surviving news reel theatres in Britain.BBC News: Tyneside Cinema celebrates 75 years of film
It opened as Newcastle's News Theatre in 1937, and its founding father was Dixon Scott, the great grandfather of film directors Ridley and Tony Scott.
Scott was a businessman with a social conscience who wanted to improve ordinary people's understanding of the world by bringing them national events on the cinema screen.
Since then the cinema has influenced the careers of some of the world's best known film makers from the North East including Neil Marshall, Paul Anderson and Bharat Nalluri.
A recent Heritage Lottery renovation has restored the cinema's art deco splendour as well as bringing its facilities into the digital age.
BBC Inside Out looks at the public's love affair with the Tyneside Cinema as it celebrates its 75th anniversary this month.
We also meet film makers Mike Hodges and Richard Johns, and rock star Paul Smith from Maximo Park who have been inspired by the cinema.
Photo: Allan Mushen
Watch a clip from the BBC News website below...
Blog: Tyneside Cinema
The Tyneside Cinema is a remarkable gem. It is the last remaining news cinema in Britain which despite all the pressures and the need to modernise still has a "feel" about it.BBC Chris Jackson: The small cinema that keeps the big screen experience alive
Read Chris Jackson's blog post about the cinema...
- Chris Jackson