Press Play

Press Play created fun, ambitious and delightful cinematic experiences in an array of playful spaces and places, in and around Newcastle upon Tyne.

We specialised in combining site specific screenings with damn good films, special events and a rollicking good time.  Programming an eclectic mix of new films from the international festival circuit that otherwise would not be shown in the region, classic films you never tire of seeing and kid's films that are fun for all the family.  There were no invite-only events, no schmoozing and no free wine or canapes. Everyone was a VIP.

The team behind Press Play was Tom Higham, Beth Bate, Hal Branson, Richard Bate and Jill Hargreaves. They all ran the project for free and in their spare time, utilising their knowledge and networks of contacts to make it a success.