Newcastle’s Tyneside Cinema announces Japanese horror film Ring as the North East’s favourite scary movie this Halloween
The North East’s Favourite Scary Movie: Ring (15)
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QG
Wednesday 31 October, 6pm
Tickets £4 - £8.50
This Halloween, Newcastle's Tyneside Cinema is delighted to announce that the North East’s favourite scary movie as voted for by audience members is the Japanese horror film Ring, which will be shown on the big screen at 6pm, Wednesday 31 October, as part of a week of frightfully good films and special spooky events.
1998 horror film Ring is a chilling psychological story about the legend of a mysterious videotape, which says that anyone who watches it will die seven days later. It is the highest grossing horror film in Japanese history, and regularly appears in popular lists of the scariest movies ever made.
Throughout October, film fans across the North East were invited to vote for their favourite scary movie online and via the Tyneside Cinema Box Office. Ring was screened at Tyneside Cinema as part of the 2011 Halloween programme, and overwhelming demand from cinema-goers has brought the film back for a second consecutive year.
The Halloween night screening of Ring at Tyneside Cinema will be followed by the extended director’s cut of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, and there will be a spine-chilling screening of Hitchcock’s masterpiece Psycho overseen by the Tyneside’s own scare specialists on Monday 29 October. The Cinema also welcomes back Grindlounge – a collection of some of the goriest horror films ever made, with Deep Red, The Class of Nuke’em High and Pieces – between Monday 29 and Wednesday 31 October.
Film buffs are challenged to put their knowledge to the test at the Great Tyneside Cinema Halloween Quiz on Wednesday 31 October at 9pm in the Tyneside Bar, and Stanley Kubrick fans can enjoy the acclaimed documentary Room 237 about the hidden meanings in his masterpiece The Shining, which opens on Friday 2 November.
On Saturday 3 November Tyneside Cinema also presents the second Cult Classic All-Nighter, with all tickets just 75p per film. The event follows the phenomenal success of 2011’s Cult Classic overnight marathon, and the Cinema’s 75th anniversary celebration in May this year, and will run for twelve hours from 10pm until 10am Sunday 4 November. 75p tickets are now on sale for 18 of the greatest cult films ever made, chosen with help from the Young Tyneside Programmers group, including Alien, The Big Lebowski and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
Young Tyneside Programmers is a free group which gives film fans aged 15-19 the chance to learn about cinema exhibition, and create their own film seasons and events. To join or find out more please visit www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/Young-Tyneside/Young-Tyneside-Programmers.
Jonny Tull, Cinema Programme Manager for Tyneside Cinema said, “A huge thank you to everyone who voted for their favourite scary movie at Tyneside Cinema this Halloween. We loved reading all of the nominations, and we’re really looking forward to a week of fantastically frightening films and events which will have our audience shaking in their seats and hiding behind their popcorn!”
Tickets for Tyneside Cinema’s Cult Classic All-Nighter are 75p per film, and tickets for the Halloween film and events are £4-£8.50 each. Tickets are available now from the Tyneside Cinema Box Office, by phone on 0845 217 9909 or online from www.tynesidecinema.co.uk.