We recently went here to see Django, in the past we have always picked Tyneside over Empire because it is a great cinema. The most recent time I've been is January (2013) but I've been coming here for as long as I can remember. They show a range of films from new in cinema films (Dark Knight Rises as an example) as well as cultural and foreign films. They also do kids films and cult classics, and to see films like that in a cinema is wonderful (I've seen a bunch of Christmas films like Muppets Christmas Carol, Gremlins and Elf here and it much better sharing the experience rather than watching them at home)
Helpful staff and a great cinema experience. I've been in every cinema room they have now, all of which are fantastic, not a single problem with any (and that is including when they show films at the bar on Free Film Nights - go to these if you get the chance. It's a real treat). Another nice little treat is getting served alcohol in the cinema. And the type of people who go to this cinema are respectful so you never get disturbed during the film.
I always pick Tyneside over Empire if I can (because it's small they can't keep big films on for months like other cinemas but they do have them on for a good length of time so you can't miss them). Highly recommended as it always has great shows, and great events.
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