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The Star and Shadow Presents

The Great Opening Festival of The Star and Shadow Cinema 2.0

Because Sequels Are Always Better

Fri 22 June 2018 // 18:00 / Venue Space
Sat 23 June 2018 // 12:00 / Venue Space
Sun 24 June 2018 // 12:00 / Venue Space

Tickets: £10 per night / Crowdfunding opening party ticket; Free / Daytime; Free

We've already open but we're having a Great Big Massive Grand Opening Festival!

Mid summer - 22/23/24 June at the new Star & Shadow Cinema on Warwick Street 10 minute walk from city centre on the edge of Heaton, Ouseburn, Shieldfield and Sandyford.

Star & Shadow is a volunteer run, volunteer & community built all purpose cinema, music venue, arts space & community hub.

We closed our old venue on Stepney Bank in 2015 and it had a wonderful send off, so we want to open the new venue in similar style.

We'll be spreading the festival across 3 days and serving a smorgasbord of stuff you can all enjoy; music, films, food, DJs and bands.

If you bought a ticket for the Opening Event via the Crowdfunder the WHOLE weekend will be FREE!

Night-time (£10 Entry on door each Night).

FRI 22 June
6pm till 1am*
We'll have films on in the cinema and bands playing in the venue including Ladies of Midnight Blue, Grey Tapes, Pentecostal Party, Jazz Riot, Bianca Scout, Ceitidh Mac + more
*Under 18s are free for this event but must be accompanied by a responsible adult and will be asked to leave venue no later than 9pm.

Sat 23 June
10pm - 3am
Dedicated Late night/early morning session to take you beyond the dance. Great line up of disk jocks that made the last place so great including Tony Daly/Justin Mills, Richard Dawson, Opal Tapes, Becky Kilshaw + more
*Over 18s Only
*Last Guaranteed Entry 2am

Sun 24 June
6pm - 10pm
A good ol' chill out to end the weekend. Films in the cinema including screening of Argentine period drama Zama (cert 15) by Lucretia Martel and bands in the venue including Single Black Olive, who'll be playing psych, exotica and soundtracks, Jonathan Wells-Lee who'll be playing his blissed out floating lap steel + more TBC
*Under 18s are free for this event but must be accompanied by a responsible adult and will be asked to leave venue at 9pm.


DAY-TIME (All daytime stuff is free entry)

Sat 23 June
12pm - 9pm*
We'll have food on as we have a great veggie cafe! Kino activities, kids/family matinee films. Come enjoy the space and hang out with the volunteers

Sun 24 June
11am - 5pm*
More food on the go, activities, films, grab a chilled Sunday beer from the bar and enjoy our outdoor space.

*venue needs to set up for evening stuff so we'll close doors for an hour.


Remember we're run by volunteers! We also own our building now so every ticket or drink bought or donation will help us keep the building open and build a fantastic future programme!!

Rough schedule, may still change.

FRIDAY 22nd June

Cafe Open 6-9pm

Venue/Bar 6pm-1am

  • 6pm Doors
  • 7pm Ceitidh Mac  
  • 8pm Jazz Riot
  • 9pm Pentecostal Party    
  • 10pm Grey Tapes
  • 11pm Ladies of Midnight Blue       
  • 11:45pm Disc Jockeys    
  • Midnight – bar shuts      
  • 1am venue closes

Cinema Program

  • 6:30pm short films, 45mins
  • 7:30pm, film: 66 Kinos, dir: P. Hartmann, Ger, 2016, 98mins
  • 9:30pm, film: Black Panther, dir: R. Coogler, USA, 2018, 135 mins
  • 11:30pm EXquisite Corpse Cinema, dir: Various, Global, 2014, 45mins



Cafe open 11am to 5pm


  • 12pm – 5pm Matinee; short films; other activities; families, kids, (short animations)               
  • 6-10pm Performances, films, Art, including expanded 16mm performance by Newcastle Film Labs curated by Christo Wallers & Susie Davies


Venue bar open 6pm - 9pm

Venue closes 9-10pm


  • 10pm DJ; Richard Dawson
  • 11pm DJ; Becky Kilshaw  
  • 11:45pm DJ; Tony Daly
  • 12:45am DJ; Justin Mills
  • 2am DJ; Stephen Bishop (Opal Tapes)
  • 3am Venue closes

SUNDAY 24th June, free entry until 6pm, £10 after 6pm

CAFE Open 12-5pm

(SHE Choir might perform)       


  • 6:30pm Alice In Wonderland + live score by Phallictite    
  • 8pm film: Zama, dir: Martel, Arg, 2017, 115min


  • 12-4pm Workshops; Youth music performers (FREE to ATTEND)
  • 6:30pm Cath & Phil Tyler 
  • 7:15pm Bianca Scout      
  • 8pm Nev Clay       
  • 9pm Jon Lee-Wells      
  • 9:40pm Single Black Olive
  • 10pm bar shuts
  • 10:30pm venue closes