Welcome to a world of make believe with Cineplay, our programme of immersive, playful, cinematic fun for all ages. Take a trip into space, learn how to tame a lion, explore new worlds! All of our events are carefully designed with the whole family in mind, you'll all be able to take part in workshops, create wonders and above all, watch a darn good film.


22nd may, The nordic adventure

11am - 1pm, Tyneside Cinema Pop Up Film School

Let Chalk transport you to a magical land high up where the mountains meet the clouds, as we take you on a Nordic adventure! Dig out the knitwear and prepare to journey into a enchanting world of folklore, trolls, Northern Lights, ice caps and glaciers - all this without even the need for an aeroplane ticket.

There'll be shadow puppets, story telling and cool crafting accompanied by a dreamy soundtrack of disco-infused pop beats. Rounding things off will be a dazzling sit down programme of some seriously brilliant Nordic short films.

So join us, as we celebrate all things cool. Pop on your Swedish Hasbeens and pack your own smorgasbord picnic.

Booking fees apply.

this event was followed by scandi-rave-ia LIve

28th February, Sing-a-long yellow submarine

Dive bomb into our underwater wonderland and take a kaleidoscopic trip aboard Chalk's Yellow Submarine with John, Paul, George and Ringo. We'll set sail on our psychedelic journey to save Pepperland from those meddling Blue Meanies by singing along to all the classics from Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds to A Day in the Life, and of course, Yellow Submarine. Grab your lyric sheets and prepare to sing your socks off as you teach your little ones some songs they'll never forget.

The sing-a-long will be preceded by a musical instrument making session, suitable for all ages. With our help, craft shakers, drums and guitars using everyday objects to become part of the Chalk Band. Then settle down with a picnic and get ready to board the submarine.

We'll be providing some cushions and blankets, but you may want to bring your own for extra comfort.

The event was followed by MILK: The Enchantment Under The Sea Dance 

In the first of our Cineplay events, we presentED The Fly-In: Family rocket building + FILMS + Worshops

Ever dreamt of blasting off into space? Come and build your very own family dream rocket to transport you to another world. The Chalk scrapyard will be open for you to create a cardboard rocket fit for an epic space exploration. Design and make your own family astronaut helmets (safety first) and then decorate your vessel with flags, stickers and space dust.

Defy gravity, practise moon landings and encounter aliens with our mini film workshop. If you have titchy ones with you, no problem, there'll be a baby planetarium so they can wonder at vast starlit skies as well as a programme of shorts suitable for all ages which will have you laughing, dancing and moonwalking.

Step aboard your family rocket and steer towards another planet for our Fly-In Movie: The Dark Crystal.  Introduce your children to this Jim Henson cult classic and transport yourself to the distant past of Gelfling quests and that magic crystal. 

For the younger ones we have a curated programme of shorts all about space and other worlds. screened in a relaxed atmosphere (in a separate room to the feature) your little one can experience timeless classics, some cinematic surprises and a space adventure they won't forget.

Crystals optional, cushions for your rocket essential.

To quench your thirst the Chalk Bar will be open with special Rocket Fuel for the parents and Space Juice for the smaller ones.

Step aboard the Chalk Rocket Ship and prepare for blast off, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...

The event wAS followed by an Intergalatic Rave