Lights! Camera! Action!

May 27th 2016

Tickets are now on sale for our Festival of 50s Cinema Evenings!

On Friday, 15th and Saturday, 16th July the Masonic Hall in The Town will be set for a fantastic film night as part of our Festival of 50s.

We will be showing the sky-highest, smile-widest, wild ‘n wooiest musical of ‘em all, Calamity Jane, on Friday, 15th (please note this evening is now sold out) and the suspense masterpiece from Alfred Hitchcock, Rear Window, on Saturday, 16th July.

Tickets are £6 each, our Calamity Jane showing is sold out but there are still tickets available for Rear Window, to book click here, or ring 0191 370 4000. Be quick though as there are only 80 seats available each night!

Why not really get into the spirit and come along in your 1950s finery? A cowboy hat and buckskins for Calamity Jane perhaps? Or a trilby and binoculars for Rear Window?

There will be snacks and drinks available but please note that only the Masonic Hall in The Town will be open to visitors. Unlimited Passes cannot be used for this evening event.

Be sure to keep an eye on our social media pages and website for latest updates. For information about the Festival of 50s, which runs from 14th to 17th July, please click here.

Beamish has plans to build a 1950s Town and upland farm, a Georgian coaching inn and other developments as part of the Remaking Beamish project. We’ve received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a £10.75million grant.

The 1950s Town is set to include houses, shops, police house, cafe, cinema and recreation area. Aged Miners’ Homes will be a centre for people living with dementia and their families and carers. A 1950s trolleybus system and restored buses will transport visitors.