This weekend will see hundreds of cinemas around the UK slash ticket prices for one day only.

Big screens across Darlington, Durham, Teesside, Newcastle upon Tyne and more will all be taking part in National Cinema Day on Saturday, September 2.

This will give people the chance to watch a mix of recently released films such as Barbie and Oppenheimer as well as the return of much-loved classics from just £3 per person throughout the day.

Organised by the cross-industry body Cinema First, National Cinema Day 2023 follows on from the first National Cinema Day in almost three decades, which brought in almost 1.5 million admissions in 2022.

Cinemas in Darlington, Durham, Teesside and Newcastle upon Tyne taking part in National Cinema Day 2023

Here are some of the cinemas taking part in National Cinema Day across the North East:

Vue – Darlington

Location: Unit 4, Feethams Leisure, Darlington, DL1 5AD

Gala Theatre – Durham

Location: 1 Millennium Place, Durham, DH1 1WA

Odeon Luxe – Durham

Location: The Riverwalk, Unit 15 Millburngate, Waterside, Durham, DH1 4SL

Cineworld Cinema – Middlesbrough

Location: Leisure Park, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 2DY

Showcase – Teesside

Location: Aintree Oval, Thornaby, Middlesbrough, TS17 7BU

Cineworld Cinema – Newcastle upon Tyne

Location: The Gate, Newgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5TG

Tyneside Cinema

Location: 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QG

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Speaking to Screen Daily, Iain Jacon, chair of Cinema First said: “There seems no better time than now to celebrate UK cinema-going, one of the nation’s favourite out-of-home leisure activities.

“Coming off of the back of recent successes and the huge profile they have given to the sector, we wanted to give everyone a chance to enjoy the big screen experience.

“While all the evidence confirms that cinema-going is amongst the most low-cost, best value-for-money leisure opportunities, we also of course recognise that many households are still experiencing significant impacts on their finances and wanted to do our bit to make a trip to the cinema even more affordable for the whole family.”

You can book tickets and check to see if your local cinema is taking part in National Cinema Day on the official website.