Cineworld Newcastle closed: Alternative cinemas to watch Doctor Strange, Top Gun and Jurassic World

Cineworld in Newcastle remains closed as The Gate deals with a health and safety concern

The Gate Newcastle and businesses inside, including Cineworld Newcastle, remain closed due to safety issues.

An announcement from the centre on Monday, May 16 confirmed that the earliest date businesses will be able to re-open is Monday, May 13.

It's a major blow for the cinema chain, which was closed when Marvel blockbuster Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was released on Friday, May .

The latest Marvel extravaganza made £14.9m over opening weekend in the UK, but Newcastle's principal cinema missed out on that.

The closure extension means that Cineworld will also be shut for the releases of blockbusters Top Gun Maverick and Jurassic World: Dominion.

NewcastleWorld looks at the best alternative cinemas to get your movie theatre fix and catch those big hitters.

Vue Gateshead

Walk over the High Level Bridge to the Vue (Image: Adobe Stock)

The clear choice for cinema-goers who usually visit the Cineworld Newcastle is to head over the river to Vue Gateshead.

Vue is showing both Doctor Strange already and will be screening Top Gun Maverick and Jurassic World: Dominion as soon as they come out.

The Gateshead cinema is just a 24-minute walk from Cineworld and you can avoid walking down and up the hill again by crossing the High Level Bridge.

Unsurprisingly, Vue will be much busier than usual, but with plenty of screens, there are many seats available.

Tyneside Cinema

The Tyneside Cinema is a gem of the city (Image: Adobe Stock)

The independent cinema has fantastic character with a different style of cinema screen on each floor.

The Tyneside Cinema also offers some cracking deals for members and young customers who can benefit from cut-price tickets.

It's just a seven-minute walk from The Gate.

Unfortunately, the cinema doesn't have Doctor Strange on the listings, so Marvel lovers will have to look elsewhere.

It will be showing Top Gun: Maverick on release.

Everyman Cinema

Everyman is on Grey Street (Image: Adobe Stock)

Another cinema in the city centre is the Everyman Cinema.

Situated on Grey Street, Everyman is just a six-minute walk from Cineworld.

What's more, it's showingThere are plenty of showings for both of those over the weekend, but the price of tickets may be a little more than other locations at £15.

Other cinemas

There are plenty of cinemas across the region (Image: Adobe Stock)

The three locations above are the best cinemas to get to on foot from Cineworld Newcastle.

If you have access to a car or don't live in the city centre, then there are plenty of cinemas across the wider North East showing Doctor Strange and Downtown Abbey.

There's an Odeon at the Metrocentre in Gateshead, a Cineworld in Boldon, a Vue in Cramlington and an Odeon at the Silverlink.