The Whitley Bay Film Festival
12th August to 25th August 2014
The Whitley Bay Film Festival 2014 celebrates great films, in several brilliant locations in Whitley Bay,
– A town with no cinema!
This years events include:
6.30pm – A celebration of Laurel and Hardy’s visit to Tynemouth’s Grand Hotel in 1932 with a screening of the classic Laurel and Hardy short – The Music Box. with excerpts from unfinished play ‘Laurel and Hardy in Tynemouth’ by the late much lamented North Tyneside dramatist Tom Hadaway. With Cloud 9 Theatre Company.
1.00pm – The Beatles Anthology will be screened throughout the afternoon as a lead up to our visit from director Geoff Wonfor the following night (14th Aug). This is an informal screening and free. Drop in! The Avalon Bar, South Parade
7.30pm – “IT CRAWLED FROM THE DRIVE- IN” with music and film historian Chris Phipps followed by Plan 9 from Outer Space at Jam Jar Cinema, Park Ave
9.00pm – Buskers Night at the Avalon! Beatles songs welcome! Free. The Avalon Bar, South Parade
7.30pm – ‘City Road to Abbey Road’ We are delighted to be welcoming Beatles Anthology Director Geoff Wonfor to this years festival. Ray Laidlaw will be chatting to Geoff about his experiences throughout production of The Beatles Anthology. …and there are many stories…! The Avalon Bar, South Parade
7.00pm – The Garage Live! unique, local, online music programme are planning to a record a one-off special on 15th August at the Avalon with north east born music and media specialist Chris Cowey (The Tube, Top of the Pops, The White Room…). The evening will celebrate and feature local live bands and music videos. More details to be confirmed. The Avalon Bar, South Parade
7.30pm – Chosen by our Patron Ian La Frenais – Quadrophenia with special guest Director Franc Roddam!!
Tickets will also be available from the Avalon and Jam Jar Cinema (Date TBA)
9.30pm Dog Soldiers From local writer and Director Neil Marshall. This is a planned outdoor screening so is stongly weather dependent. The Beehive, Earsdon
Opens 7.00pm – Film Themed Buskers! Hosted by Ruth Lambert, this popular open mic night will be encouraging ‘songs from the films’ as part of the festival’s activities. Arrive early if you want to play! Free. The Avalon Bar, South Parade
5.30pm – Howls Moving Castle (Hayao Miyazaki) at St Mary’s Lighthouse Wonderful classic from Studio Ghibili.
8.00pm – “MONSTER MASH” with music and film historian Chris Phipps at St Mary’s Lighthouse
Music and film historian Chris Phipps celebrates the classics of horror film soundtrack music from Universal’s 1940s “The Ghost of Frankenstein” to Hammer Films’ post war gory Eastmancolour “Curse of Frankenstein!” , and all the horrors in between..Followed with….Night of The Demon (1957)
8,00pm – Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Spellbound’ (1945) @ St Mary’s Lighthouse
8.00pm, The Stagg Do @ The Avalon Bar, South Parade
FNA Films presents an exciting new ribald comedy set exclusively in the North East. The Stagg Do – the feature debut of American ex-pat James DeMarco.
Film Starts 9pm. FREE!! Open air, outdoor screening on the Plaza, Whitley Bay. Come and enjoy the ‘summer nights’ …..
Please note/ More events are to be added shortly. ….
Tickets: We are a voluntary team organising the festival with a very limited budget. The festival needs to cover it’s costs through ticket sales. We try to keep these as low as possible. We also try to ensure that people can buy tickets without having to book online so will be holding some back to sell in venues around the town including The Avalon Bar and Jam Jar Cinema. More information about this will be released on Friday 18th July. Thank you for your patience.
For more info email – firstname.lastname@example.org