Journal Tyne Theatre

105 Westgate Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4AG

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terry on May 26, 2016 at 2:22 pm

In its early years as a cinema the Stoll played first run prestigious films and I have uploaded two such examples to the photos section plus an image of its highly regarded restaurant.

After the 1930’s ‘super cinemas' arrived on the scene the Stoll became a second run house playing a week behind the ABC Haymarket (the adjacent Pavilion,before its 70mm Roadshow era,did likewise with the Odeon).

From the late 1950’s and early 1960’s the (by then) very outmoded theatre adopted a new policy of playing exploitation, sex and horror films from the likes of Gala,Miracle,New Realm, Grand National, Butchers etc…….

JohnGn on February 20, 2013 at 2:08 am

When I knew it in the sixties, it showed all sorts of X-rated product. Although the quality of films shown declined sharply after the Tyneside Film Theatre opened in 1968, before that, it showed a much wider range of product and was the place to go for films from directors such as Ingmar Bergman. It was here that I first saw the classic sci-fi film “The Invasion of the Body Snatchers”. I also saw the spoof horror film, “What a Carve Up” and also two classic westerns, “High Noon” and “Fort Apache”. It was a fascinating place to go to when it was a cinema, and I would sometimes go there simply for the pleasure of visiting the place.

keiths on December 7, 2009 at 9:00 am

Not difficult to see why it’s grade 1 listed, is it?