Tyneside Cinema

Newcastle's leading independent cinema

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Lights and Shadows on the Wall

  • 1 November 2013 — 1 November 2018 *on now

After many years hidden from view, architect Peter Yates’ amazing 1976 mural was rediscovered when the Tyneside Cinema was refurbished between 2006-08. You can now see it - lovingly restored - on the wall of the Electra screen on the Cinema's fourth floor.

Peter Yates began his career as an illustrator and model-maker, and took drawing lessons in Paris from Georges Braque at the end of the Second World War. He was a founding partner of Ryder and Yates, an architectural practice responsible for some of the most innovative and individual buildings built on Tyneside from the early 1950s onwards.

The mural was restored thanks to the sponsorship of Ryder Architecture and The Pilgrim Trust, under the direction of conservation architect Cyril Winskell. Be sure to take a look next time you're watching a film in the Electra screen or take a FREE Guided Tour of the building - it’s a must-see gem.

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  • Family friendly



photogrpah of dialogue mural at tyneside cinema

Graham Dolphin: Dialogue

  • 1 November 2013 — 1 November 2018 *on now

A real highlight of the new Bar Café is a specially commissioned artwork by visual artist Graham Dolphin. The mural, which is almost six metres long and 1.5 metres high, is made of 30,000 words of classic bar scene dialogue from almost 100 different films, from It’s a Wonderful Life, to An Autumn Afternoon, from The Apartment to Star Wars. The script extracts have been hand drawn directly onto the wall in pencil to create a mural which echoes the dramatic three-dimensional typography of film noir titles.

Dialogue is the latest addition to the decades-long tradition of mural making within the Tyneside Cinema. Peter Yates’ amazing 1976 mural Lights and Shadows on The Wall was unearthed in the development of Tyneside Cinema in 2008, which you can now see - lovingly restored – on the wall of the Electra screen.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly



Tyneside Cinema
Pilgrim St
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear




0845 217 9909

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