Saturday night at the movies! How many of these South Shields cinemas did you visit?

The Picture House, South Shields. The cinema closed in 1960.
The Picture House, South Shields. The cinema closed in 1960.

Load up on popcorn and sweets, because we’re off to the cinema!

Nothing beats a good old night down at the pictures, so we’ve taken a trip back through the Shields Gazette archive to dig out some of those theatres we’ve loved and lost.

Whether you were a regular at Focus, The Palace, or The Savoy, everyone had their favourite.

Read more: What are your memories of going to the movies?

Do you remember your first trip to a picture house?

Who did you go with, what did you see, and what did you have to snack on?

Flick through our picture gallery above and see if you can spot your favourite cinema amongst our memories.

Related content: Golden memories of South Tyneside’s old cinemas

If you have any further memories to share, contact our nostalgia correspondent Peter French on peter.french@jpress.co.uk.