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A Street Cat Named Bob
Friday 9th December until Thursday 15th December

Based on the international best selling book. The true, feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.


Mum's List
Friday 9th December until Wednesday 14th December

A dying mother's life lessons to the husband and sons she left behind. Based on the best-selling novel by St John Greene, the film is the story of Singe and Kate, a couple from North Somerset, whose lives were turned upside down when Kate was diagnosed with incurable breast cancer. Over her last few days, she created her list: writing her thoughts and memories down, to help the man she loved create....more

Saturday 10th December

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.


The Nutcracker A live broadcast from The Royal Opera House
Thursday 11th December Tickets £15/Student £12.50 (ID required) ENCORE Sunday 11th December 3.00

The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure. ....more

Starfish (Film followed by Q&A with the director and producer)
Monday 12th December

The true and incredibly moving story of Tom and Nicola Ray (Tom Riley, Joanne Froggatt), whose love is tested to the limit when their perfect life falls apart.


No Man's Land Live broadcast from The National Theatre
Thursday 15th December Tickets £15/Student £12.50 (ID required)

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man's Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London. ....more

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Thursday 15th December 00.01

Friday 16th December until Thursday 29th December

Jyn Erso, a rebellion soldier and criminal, is about to experience her biggest challenge yet when Mon Mothma sets her out on a mission to steal the plans for the death star. With help from the Rebels, a master swordsman, and non-allied forces, Jyn will be in for something bigger than she thinks.....more

Friday 23rd December until Thursday 29th December

A young woman uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui.


A United Kingdom
Friday 30th December until Thursday 5th January

A UNITED KINGDOM tells the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing....more

David Bowie Is (Encore)
Tuesday 10th January Tickets £12.50/Student £10 (ID required)

Described by The Times as stylish & outrageous and The Guardian as a triumph, the David Bowie Is exhibition was the fastest selling in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s history, featuring a remarkable collection of handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs, Bowie’s own instruments and album artwork from the David Bowie Archive. First....more

The Tempest. Live Broadcast from Royal Shakespeare Company.
Wednesday January 11th 2017 Ticket prices £15.00/ Student £12.50 ( Id required)

Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship and washes....more

The Curious World of Hieronymous Bosch. Exhibition on Screen
Sunday January 22nd 2017. Tickets £12.50/ Student £10.00 (ID required)

Delve into the vivid imagination of a true visionary.

Who was Hieronymus Bosch? Why do his strange and fantastical paintings resonate with art lovers now more than ever? How does he bridge the medieval and Renaissance worlds? Where did his unconventional and timeless creations come from? Discover the answers to these questions and more with this remarkable new film from ....more

Il Trovatore. Live Broadcast from The Royal Opera House.
Tuesday January 31st 2017 Tickets £15.00 Student £12.50 (ID Required)

The Count di Luna loves Leonora, but she loves Manrico, the Count’s military enemy. Manrico’s mother Azucena tells him how her mother was burnt to death for supposed witchcraft against the Count’s baby brother. Azucena intended to throw the baby onto the fire – but blinded by revenge she lost her own child to the flames....more

Amadeus. Live Broadcast from The National Theatre.
Thursday February 2nd 2017 Tickets £15.00 Students £12.50 ( ID required)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy it. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music and, ultimately, with God. ....more

Richard Digance Golden Anniversary Tour
On Stage with support: The Broadside Boys

Richard Digance is a BAFTA Nominated entertainer and a Gold Award recipient from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. He is also listed in the Virgin Anthology of Music as an influential writer of comedic songs. Not many guitarists have played a duet with Queen's Brian May, worked with Steve Martin, played an acoustic set with Status Quo or performed at The London Palladium with the late....more

Dick Whittington and his Cat - Family Pantomime
Friday 10th until Saturday 18th February

The Company of Four are a local amateur entertainment group who have staged pantos, musicals and song & dance shows here at The Riverside for many years. This February half term they present Dick Whittington and his Cat, a fabuolous traditional family panto. ....more

I, Claude Monet. Exhibition on Screen
Sunday 26th February 2017 Tickets £12.50, Students £10.00 ( ID required)

Using letters and other private writings I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to impressionism but who was perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries. ....more

Sleeping Beauty. Live broadcast from the Royal Opera House
Tuesday 28th February 2017. Tickets £15.00, Students £12.50 ( ID required)

The wicked fairy Carabosse is furious she wasn’t invited to Princess Aurora’s christening. She gives the baby a spindle, saying that one day the Princess will prick her finger on it and die. The Lilac Fairy makes her own christening gift a softening of Carabosse’s curse: Aurora will not die, but will fall into a deep sleep, which only a prince’s kiss will break......more

Riverside 100 Musical Theatre Choir

On the evening of Saturday 17th December, the Riverside 100 Musical Theatre Choir will be singing outside the restaurant.

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New Year's Eve, Black Tie - Fully Booked

Our New Yesr's Eve event proves so popular that places get snapped up really quickly. We are now fully booked for this year. ... Read Full Story

We're in the Financial Times!

Tim Hayward, FT contributing writer, popped in for dinner and liked it so much he wrote about it!

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The Riverside on BBC Radio Suffolk

It would seem that our appearance in the Financial Times has ... Read Full Story

Audio description service
One of the new features available to us now we have "gone digital" is Audio Description for the visually impaired. Cinema audio description is a fantastic service for people with sight loss. The normal film soundtrack comes through the cinemas surround sound speakers in the usual way, whilst ... Read Full Story
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The Riverside on Facebook

The Riverside is on Facebook! Keep up-to-date with the inside track on our upcoming showings and be in with a chance of winning the occasional competition!

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Book Tickets Online

You can now book tickets to Riverside showings online. Visit the online booking system by clicking the link below and follow the instructions.

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Woodbridge Film Society
As many of you will know, on the first Monday of every month we host the films for the Woodbridge Film Society.
Thanks to the generosity of one of their members, they now have their ... Read Full Story