The Royalty cinema, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne

Two hours of extras and the main documentary

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The full 27-minute documentary, plus more than two hours of extras — most of which are made available here for the first time in almost 40 years.

New archive area What's inside?

See the index page.

Unused video material recorded at the Royalty and out-takes: from interviews, scenes around the cinema, a residents' meeting and many unused exterior shots.

Three Super 8 movie films of the demolition (approximately 10 mins in total).

A video slide show of photographs of Newcastle cinemas in 1980 and 1981. Most pictures never published before. The Pavilion, Tatler, ABC, Odeon...

Other video clips of Gosforth in 1980 and 1981: street scenes, charity shops, the Metro, the A1, schools, 80s buses and cars. And video of the day before Robinson's pet shop on the High Street closed its doors.

The documentary and other video content from the 1980s is presented at 640x480 resolution at 50 frames per second which retains the "video look" of the original footage. The documentary features:

Main film

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