Morpeth Cinema was established in September 2011, and has been well received by the people of Morpeth. We host film screenings on the first Friday of the month from Feb-June and Sept-Dec.
Screenings were suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic, but we were delighted to restart on Fri 11th June 2021 when we showed ‘Summerland’ (2020, 12A) directed by Jessica Swale and starring Gemma Arterton / Gugu Mbatha-Raw / Penelope Wilton / Tom Courtenay at the newly refurbished St. James Community Centre. Next up are separate September screenings of ‘Little Women’ (2019, U) and ‘Nomadland’ (2020, 12A).
Our ‘Morpeth Movie Weekend’ with multiple screenings was initiated in February 2017, and is now an annual event due to its popularity. The 2020 weekend took place Fri 7th & Sat 8th Feb, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic there was no Movie Weekend in 2021.
The Cinema events are held in Morpeth Town Hall, and tickets are available either online via ticketsource.co.uk or direct from GMDT office (Carlisle Park Lodge) / Morpeth Town Hall / Morpeth Tourist Information (Chantry).
Morpeth Cinema is supported by GMDT, but is operated by a Cinema Team of 5 dedicated volunteers – but we can always use more! If you have an interest in cinema and would like to be involved, we would be very happy to hear from you.