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There’s been reports of people having rather vivid dreams whilst under lockdown. I myself had one where I was attending the premiere of a movie, walking down the red carpet, chatting top press and getting to see a film as it is first released. I awoke to find out that thanks to Tyneside Cinema this dream (minus a bit of glitz and glam) can now be a reality.

On Sunday 17th May Newcastle’s much-loved independent cinema will giving an online premiere, via their YouTube channel, to Alex Ayre’s debut feature, The Dream Palace (2017), looking at the unique history of the Tyneside Cinema, including its heyday as a newsreel theatre in the 40s and 50s, its reinvention as an art-house venue in the 70s and 80s and the controversial launch of the country’s first lesbian and gay film festival. The film also examines what going to the cinema means throughout the world when technology is making it easier to watch a film anywhere we’d like.

The film will be following by a Q&A chaired by award-winning actress, producer and Tyneside Cinema Patron, Andrea Riseborough (The Death of Stalin, W.E. Birdman, Oblivion) and featuring Tyneside Cinema’s Director of Film Programme, Andrew Simpson and Director of Film at the British Council (and former Tyneside Cinema CEO) Briony Hanson.

The film will be available to watch until May 24th.

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