Operation Crossroads. Courtesy: Tyneside Cinema

The Tyneside Cinema was originally built as Newcastle’s News Theatre in 1937 and today is the finest surviving newsreel cinema in Britain. As part of its daily programme of free archive newsreels we screened this 1946 newsreel of preparations for Operation Crossroads, the series of devastating nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll. The newsreel shows sailors preparing old battleships for the test and the launch of Dave’s Dream, the bomb-carrying plane.

Curated by AV Festival 10.

Archive Newsreel: Operation Crossroads


Fri 26 February – Fri 26 March 2010

Tyneside Cinema

10 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle NE1 6QG

Screening Times
11.30am daily