We have closed our cinema due to Covid-19 but we can still share films together - join us every Friday in May 2020 for Off Side Cinema. Classic and contemporary international film seasons, often linked to exhibitions at Side Gallery or to the wider work of AmberSide. We programme filmmaker events and, with access to our digitised collection, can arrange special interest screenings of Amber's films and many of the photography exhibitions we hold. The Side Cinema, opened in 1979, is celebrating 40 years of facilitating a vital inclusive space for independent cinema in the Northeast. Our intimate, 51 seat cinema, was started by the Amber Collective as a ‘debate cinema’ – a place for rigorous discussion and the opportunity to experience film collectively.