The Cinema Years: Forget Carter, A Celebration of Newcastle in Film + The Clouded Yellow

Sun 13 August 2017 | 2.30pm

Tyne Theatre & Opera House in association with Whitley Bay Film Festival: THE CINEMA YEARS

We invite you to enjoy classic films related to the Stoll Picture Theatre over three action-packed days! Feature films will be accompanied with animation workshops, scintillating talks about film, dainty teas and an opportunity for those with memories of the Stoll to recall those days. We will also be presenting screenings of some of the first films shown at the establishment, including archive material and a range of exhibits.

FORGET CARTER: A CELEBRATION OF NEWCASTLE IN FILM – A talk presented by Chris Phipps in the auditorium
Doors 2.00pm, starts 2.30pm
Tickets: £10 (includes The Clouded Yellow screening)
Certificate: PG

Many people know and associate Newcastle with TV and film icons Get Carter, Byker Grove, The Tube and Our Friends in the North. However, do you know where Ralph Richardson stole money from in 1939? Why a den of spies were living in Jesmond in 1951? Who met Tommy Lee Jones on the High Level Bridge in 1988? Why Gateshead High Street was under siege in 2009? And which Newcastle flats seem to appear in every programme or film made in Newcastle? Media historian Chris Phipps takes us on his tour of Newcastle’s film and TV heritage, covering old favourites like Payroll and Auf Wiedersehen Pet and shining light on some hidden gems such as The One and Only, Unconditional and The Clouded Yellow.

Chris’s book ‘Forget Carter: Newcastle on Film and Television’ is Published by Tyne Bridge Publishing.

THE CLOUDED YELLOW (1950) – Film screening in the auditorium after Forget Carter
Jean Simmons, Trevor Howard.
Director: Ralph Thomas

Billed as in the tradition of The 39 Steps and The Lady Vanishes, The Clouded Yellow is a British Mystery film considered to be the first British film noir. Trevor Howard plays David Somers, an ex-Secret Service man who gets embroiled in a murder and is forced on the run using skills from his former employment to avoid detection. This early chase film was shot extensively in Newcastle upon Tyne, featuring scenes on the quayside, the area around the Castle Keep and the Central Station, and in Jesmond.

Archive Footage will be playing in the Bistro and Coffee Lounge throughout the day. (No tickets required)


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