To celebrate the reopening of The Hatton Gallery with their fantastic Pioneers of Pop exhibition, we at Tyneside present you with a night of 60s pop that just won’t stop…
To understand the cultural impact of pop star Steve Shorter, you must first accept that John Lennon was telling the truth when he said that The Beatles were bigger than Jesus. Then, you have to imagine something bigger than The Beatles.
Unbeknownst to his adoring fans, though, Steve is being controlled by Britain’s morally-bankrupt coalition government in order to manipulate the country’s young people.
Starring Paul Jones and iconic supermodel Jean Shrimpton, this is truly seminal ‘60s viewing, and we’ll follow it with a DJ spinning some of the best sounds of the decade ‘til late in the Tyneside Bar Café.
This screening will be introduced by music historian, Chris Phipps.
Running Time: 1hr 41mins
BBFC Advice: PG
Director(s): Peter Watkins
Country of Origin: UK
Year of release: 1967
The Hatton Gallery at Newcastle University will re-open on 7 October 2017, following a 20-month, £3.8million redevelopment with a ground-breaking exhibition that will firmly – and correctly - position Newcastle as the birthplace of Pop Art.
Your ticket cost includes a free house drink* in the Tyneside Bar Cafe after the screening, which can be redeemed in the '60s party.
*Redemption is subject to the discretion of the bar manager on duty. Tyneside Cinema participates in Challenge 21. The only acceptable proof of age documents are photographic e.g. a valid driving license, passport or PASS card.