Screenings and Special Events

As well as our extensive archive of films available online, we take North East on Film on the road too, connecting the people and communities of the North East with their magnificent film heritage through our programme of curated screenings and events.

These events range from screenings about specific areas or communities, to meet & greets as part of our Film Search & Rescue project.  We even team up with partners in the region to host specially curated standalone screenings based around specific industries, themes, events or activities.

Delivered by our expert archive team who provide insight into the magical films included onscreen, our events are a great opportunity to meet up and enjoy captivating footage of days gone by on the big screen.

Come along to the following events:


Tyneside on Film

Back by popular demand - new dates for January!

Special screenings of a new programme of Newcastle and Gateshead-set films from the North East Film Archive, presented by the archive team.

Tyneside Cinema
Newcastle upon Tyne

Wednesday 23rd January 3.00pm & 6.10pm

From global superstars, Laurel and Hardy visiting Tynemouth at the height of their fame to the resilience of people in Gateshead during the Second World War, Tyneside on Film is an opportunity to take a visual journey through the history of people on both sides of the river caught on celluloid over the last century.

Following the hugely successful Newcastle on Film, North East Film Archive have delved into the vaults once again to present a curated programme, especially for Tyneside audiences. Films capturing industries that once flanked the Tyne, the changing Newcastle and crazy fashions of the swinging 60s, and trips out to the coast all feature in this brand new programme presented by the archive team.

Get tickets and find more information here.


Brancepeth Film Show

Archive film screening covering the Durham City and Brancepeth areas

Wednesday 6th February, 7.30pm
Brancepeth Village Hall

North East Film Archive will be presenting a film show in association with Brancepeth Archives Group. The group recently helped support the digitisation of two short films at NEFA which both feature Brancepeth – one from the 1950s and one from the 1960s.  These will be shown alongside a programme featuring over 100 years of Durham life captured on film, focusing on the surrounding area and Durham City.

Admission is free.


Long Newton: Teesside Film Show

Archive film screening covering the Teesside area

Saturday 9th February, 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm)
Wilson Centre,
Long Newton,

Don't miss a fantastic opportunity to see some great archive film footage of places close to Long Newton, taking a journey through urban and rural life on Teesside over the past 100 years.
Who knows, you might spot some familiar faces, or maybe even yourself!

This is a specially curated programme presented by the North East Film Archive.

Tickets cost £5 and can be purchased by phone on 01642 583002.


Durham on Film

Special screening of a new programme of films of Durham - the city and the county - from the North East Film Archive, presented by the archive team.

The Gala Theatre

Saturday 9th March  2.30pm

If you like Durham, you’ll love this!

From the county’s mining and railway heritage to the beautiful cathedral city itself, Durham on Film will take you on a visual journey through the history of the people and places of Durham caught on celluloid over the last century.

This specially curated and entertaining film show reveals a fascinating portrait of the county. From home movies, local documentaries and Tyne Tees Television productions, the films capture the changing landscape, industries, sights, sounds, faces and places of Durham.

Get tickets and find more information here


Check back again for more events yet to be announced!

If your organisation or group are interested in hosting an event or have a programming idea that you would like to explore, please contact Julie Ballands, North East on Film Delivery Manager.


Telephone: 01642 342 923