COVID-19 UPDATES

29 Mar 20

We launched the #myTynesideCinema Appeal because of the immediate and deep impact the Covid-19 health emergency had on the Cinema. We’ve been overwhelmed with the warmth and generosity of your response, which raised almost £30,000 in the first 72 hours, and we’re grateful for every single donation.

Tyneside Cinema is a cultural icon for our city, and our community, and this appeal will help us secure its future.

The appeal is one piece in a jigsaw of support. We’re making use of all other avenues available to us, including government schemes, support from trusts and foundations, and we are grateful for the flexibility that our funders at Arts Council England, and the British Film Institute have shown us. However, just 6% of our income comes from public funding, which is why your support is so important. Even when we’re closed, there are significant costs to keep our Grade II listed building going.

We remain 100% focused on ensuring we re-open as soon as we are allowed to, and when we do, we’ll have a full and vibrant film and learning programme ready to go.

In the meantime, we’ll be working hard to bring you, our Tyneside Cinema Community, a steady stream of fun and exciting opportunities to stay connected with us.

Thank you for the many messages of support and kindness we’ve received during this challenging time. Rest assured, we’re determined to do everything possible to make sure we’re ready to welcome you all back through our doors as soon as we possibly can.

 

 

20 Mar 20

It’s with great sadness that due to the latest Government advice on the COVID-19 pandemic, all of the Tyneside Cinema family will be closed from 20 Mar 2020 until further notice. This is for the continued safety of our much-valued customers and staff.

We’ll continue to monitor this situation on an ongoing basis and provide further updates as and when possible.

Customers who had already booked tickets for films and events up to, and including 13 Apr 2020, will have been contacted via email or letter. Should you still need to contact us, our dedicated box office team are available via boxoffice@tynesidecinema.co.uk

Please note that our box office phone lines will remain closed.

As an independent charity which only receives 6% in public funding, this latest closure will continue to have considerable financial implications for us. We understand that the current situation is hard for everyone, and we greatly appreciate the support of our audiences during these unprecedented times.

You can make a donation or purchase a gift voucher to enjoy at a future date.

You can also text TYNESIDE 5 to donate £5, TYNESIDE 10 to donate £10, or TYNESIDE 20 to donate £20 to 70085.

We’re remaining hopeful and positive that things will get back to normal soon and we hope to see you in the not too distant future

Please refer to our website and social channels for further updates over the coming weeks.

 

 

17 Mar 20

It is with great regret that due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, and following the Government’s updated advice, we have taken the decision to close Tyneside Cinema from the 18 March 2020 until 13 April 2020. This is for the safety of our valued customers and staff. As a result, all forthcoming events and screenings are now cancelled or postponed. Vicolo and Tyneside Coffee Rooms will also be closed. 

Tyneside Bar Cafe will remain open for business during the hours of 10am – 7pm, and we will continue to monitor this situation moving forwards. We will continue to provide further updates.  

Customers who have already booked tickets for films and events up to and including 13 April 2020 will automatically receive an email or letter from us.

We understand you may have concerns regarding any future bookings and we would like to reassure you that we are in the process of contacting everyone affected. Should you need to contact us, our dedicated box office team are available via boxoffice@tynesidecinema.co.uk

Please note that our box office phone lines will be closed. 

As an independent charity which only receives 6% in public funding this decision has not been taken lightly, particularly as the financial implications during this period for us are considerable. We understand that the current situation is hard for everyone, and we would be incredibly grateful if you are able to offer your support during these unprecedented times. You can do this by making a donation or purchasing a gift voucher to enjoy at a future date.

We greatly appreciate the support of our audiences at this testing and anxious time. It is a fast-moving situation; we’re monitoring it closely and will keep you posted. We’re hopeful that things will get back to normal soon and we hope to see you in the not too distant future. In the meantime, we will be hard at work getting Tyneside Cinema ready for your return. 

Please refer to our website and social channels for further updates over the coming weeks.

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