Why this cinema brought Christmas cheer to the North East on the hottest day of the year

We may be at peak summer season, but that doesn’t stop us looking forward to the next round of festivities.

Friday, 26th July 2019, 1:34 pm
Updated Friday, 26th July 2019, 4:06 pm
This year's Christmas programme at the Tyneside Cinema has been announced.
This year's Christmas programme at the Tyneside Cinema has been announced.

While Thursday, July 25 was the hottest day of the year for some, one North East cinema set its Christmas preparations in motion with the launch of its December delights schedule.

The Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, revealed the details of its ever-popular Christmas programme – which this year features a range of family-favourite films to kick off the festive season with a bang.

So if you’re already craving mince pies, mulled wine and a sprinkling of carols, you can start looking forward to the darker nights and colder months now.

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    The cinema held its festive film launch on Thursday, with Santa Claus himself and the Grinch making an appearance to greet guests.

    Rachel Pronger, who works on creating the Tyneside Christmas programme each year, said, “Christmas celebrations on the hottest day of the year was certainly surreal, but our guests have had a fantastic time exploring everything that’s on offer here at Christmas.

    “Each year we want to create a place warm with nostalgia, but also where new festive memories are made.”

    Booking for festive film is available now, and screenings include:

    Santa heralds some Christmas cheer at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle.

    Die Hard + Die Hard 2 Double Bill

    Home Alone + Home Alone 2 Double Bill


    The Bishop’s Wife

    The Grinch

    The Muppet Christmas Carol

    White Christmas

    Bolshoi Ballet performance of The Nutcracker

    It’s A Wonderful Life

    The Holiday

    The Polar Express