More than four decades of Newcastle’s cinema history will come to an end at the Tower Cinemas on Wednesday night.
Current and former staff will join Newcastle movie lovers to celebrate the iconic venue’s contribution to the city’s landscape.
“It’s always felt like a big family cinema with so many wonderful, hard working staff. Everyone was always involved in everything from building displays to carrying the films,” Keith Turnbull, who was the manger of the cinema when it opened in April 1976, told the Herald.
Wednesday evening’s final movies will be Bohemian Rhapsody, Lean on Pete and Die Hard.
While the future of the King Street venue remains uncertain, all staff have taken up positions at Event Cinema’s Kotara and Glendale operations.