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Late Night
Friday 21st June until Thursday 27th June

Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is a pioneer and legendary host on the late-night talk-show circuit. When she's accused of being a "woman who hates women", she puts affirmative action on the to-do list, and - presto! - Molly (Mindy Kaling) is hired as the one woman in Katherine's all-male writers' room. But Molly might be too little too late, as the formidable Katherine also faces the....more

Rocketman
Friday 21st June until Wednesday 26th June - Various dates & times

Based on a true fantasy, 'Rocketman' is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John's breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. ....more

I Love My Mum + Q&A
Monday 24th June

A mother and son duo get inadvertently shipped in a container from London to Morocco with nothing but their pyjamas. The adventure takes them through Spain and France on a journey to get home and rebuild their rocky relationship. ....more

Small Island - Recorded Broadcast from the National Theatre
Thursday 27th June - Tickets £15 | Students £12.50 (ID Req)

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

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Yesterday
Friday 28th June until Thursday 11th July

Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard....more

Sometimes Always Never
Friday 12th July until Thursday 18th July

Alan is a stylish tailor with moves as sharp as his suits. He has spent years searching tirelessly for his missing son Michael who stormed out over a game of scrabble. With a body to identify and his family torn apart, Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son Peter and solve the mystery of an online player who he thinks could be Michael, so he can finally move on and reunite his family....more

Balloon
Friday 12th July until Thursday 18th July

In the summer of 1979, in Thüringen, in East Germany, two families put together a crazy plan. They are desperate to leave the DDR for the 'West' and plan to flee in a homemade hot air balloon. After sewing and tinkering for weeks, the amateurs make their first attempt. Meters from the West German border, their balloon suffers from the rain and crash lands. Luckily, they manage to avoid being caught....more

Pavarotti
Saturday 13th July (Including live Q&A with director Ron Howard) All Tickets £12.50

From the team behind the worldwide success The Beatles: Eight Days a Week comes two-time Academy Award® winning director Ron Howard's documentary celebrating the life of the beloved opera star Luciano Pavarotti, who sold over 100 million records in his lifetime. 

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Barber of Seville (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) from Glyndebourne
Sunday 14th July - Recorded Broadcast from Glyndebourne - Tickets £15 | Students £12.50 (ID Req)

The beautiful Rosina is kept all but prisoner by her guardian Dr Bartolo, who secretly hopes to marry his wealthy ward. But when Count Almaviva falls in love with Rosina from afar, he enlists the help of cunning barber Figaro to help him outwit Bartolo. A comic battle of wills ensues, but will love or greed be triumphant?

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Aladdin
Friday 19th July until Thursday 25th July

Aladdin is a lovable street urchin who meets Princess Jasmine, the beautiful daughter of the sultan of Agrabah. While visiting her exotic palace, Aladdin stumbles upon a magic oil lamp that unleashes a powerful, wisecracking, larger-than-life genie. As Aladdin and the genie start to become friends,they must soon embark on a dangerous mission to stop the evil sorcerer Jafar from overthrowing young Jasmine....more

X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Friday 19th July until Wednesday 24th July

The X-Men. Protectors of peace. Jean Grey is one of the most beloved X-Men. But when a mission goes wrong, Jean is exposed to a dark and ancient power. This power has destroyed everything it comes in contact with, until her. Now that this power is becoming unstable, she releases it with destruction and anger. Now that this foreign power is consuming her, and the world is threatened, the X-Men have....more

The Lehman Trilogy - Broadcast Live from the Piccadilly Theatre London
Thursday 25th July - (Tickets £15 | Students £12.50)

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. 

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Andre Rieu 2019 Maastricht Concert: Shall We Dance? - Recorded Broadcast
Saturday 27th July & Sunday 28th July

This year André Rieu invites you to put on your dancing shoes for his spectacular 2019 hometown concert from Maastricht: ‘Shall we Dance?’ Join André and his Orchestra for ONE WEEKEND ONLY on Saturday 27th July and Sunday 28th July.

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Measure for Measure - Broadcast Live from RSC Stratford-Upon-Avon
Wednesday 31st July - All Tickets £12.50

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The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) from Glyndebourne
Sunday 4th August - Live Broadcast from Glyndebourne - Tickets £15 | Students £12.50 (ID Req)

Mozart’s most magical comedy returns to Glyndebourne for the first time in over a decade in a brand-new production by Barbe & Doucet.

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One Man, Two Guvnors - Recorded Broadcast from the National Theatre
Thursday 26th September - (Tickets £15 | Students £12.50)

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

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Don Giovanni - Broadcast live from The Royal Opera House
Tuesday 8th October - Tickets: £16 | £13 Student (ID Req)

The charismatic Don Giovanni is a serial seducer, accompanied by his long-suffering servant Leporello. But when Don Giovanni commits murder, he unleashes a dark power beyond his control.

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Gaugin from the Nation Gallery London - Art Exhibition
Tuesday 15th October & Sunday 20th October (All Tickets £12.50)

Cinematic documentary about the life and work of Paul Gauguin filmed in Tahiti, France, the Marquesas Islands and the UK followed by an exclusive private view of the forthcoming National Gallery exhibition ‘Gauguin Portraits’. This is also the first ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Gauguin.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Thursday 17th October

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences. 

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Don Pasquale - Broadcast live from The Royal Opera House
Thursday 24th October - Tickets: £16 | £13 Student (ID Req)

Don Pasquale, a wealthy old bachelor, is outraged when he hears his nephew Ernesto intends to marry the impoverished widow Norina. He determines to marry himself and disinherit Ernesto. Ernesto and Norina despair, but their friend Doctor Malatesta promises to help them – and teach Pasquale a lesson. Malatesta persuades Norina to disguise herself as his sister, then presents her to Don Pasquale....more

Leonardo: The Works - Exhibition On Screen
Sunday 3rd November - Tickets: £13 | £10 Student (ID Req)

Marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death: for the first time ever, all of Leonardo's paintings will be shown on the big screen. Shot on locations around the world. The film looks afresh at his life - his inventiveness, his sculptural skills, his military foresight, and his ability to navigate the treacherous politics of the day - through the prism of art.

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Concerto/Enigma Variations/Raymonda Act III - Broadcast live from The Royal Opera House
Tuesday 5th November - Tickets £16 | £13 Student (ID Req)

From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashton’s Enigma Variations is quintessentially British....more

Hansard
Thursday 7th November

Hansard; noun. The official report of all parliamentary debates.

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Present Laughter
Thursday 28th November

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

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Coppelia - Broadcast live from The Royal Opera House
Tuesday 10th December - Tickets: £16 | £13 Student (ID Req)

Toy maker Dr Coppélius seems to have a beautiful young woman in his house: Coppélia, who sits and reads on his balcony. Franz and his fellow young villagers are curious about her and how she ignores them all. Franz’s fiancée Swanilda is not pleased by Franz’s interest in another woman, but equally curious. When Dr Coppélius goes to the local tavern, the young villagers slip into....more

In Search Of Beethoven - Composers Film Series
Monday 16th December - Tickets: £13 | £10 Student (ID Req)

This film addresses the romantic myth that Beethoven was a heroic, tormented figure battling to overcome his tragic fate of deafness and who searched for his 'immortal beloved' but remained unmarried. It brings together the world's leading performers and experts on Beethoven to reveal new insights into this legendary composer.

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The Nutcracker - Recorded Broadcast from The Royal Opera House
Tuesday 17th December - Tickets: £16 | £13 Student (ID Req)

Recorded in 2016, this special performance celebrated Peter Wright's 90th birthday, and will be broadcast with new features.

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The Sleeping Beauty - Broadcast live from The Royal Opera House
Thursday 16th January - Tickets: £16 | £13 Student (ID Req)

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.

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Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait - Exhibition On Screen
Sunday 19th January 2020 - Tickets £13 | £10 Student (ID Req)

Privileged access to the much anticipated exhibition of his self portraits at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Spanning nearly seven decades his self-portraits give a fascinating insight into both his psyche and his development as a painter, from his earliest portrait painted in 1939 to the final one executed 64 years later.

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La Boheme - Broadcast live from The Royal Opera House
Wednesday 29th January - Tickets: £16 | £13 Student (ID Req)

When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill.

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In Search Of Mozart - Composers Film Series
Sunday 2nd February 2020 - Tickets £13 | £10 Student (ID Req)

This film traces the composer's life through his music and extensive correspondence. Over 80 works are featured in chronological order, revealing striking parallels between the music and Mozart's own experiences. Throughout, it is the music that takes centre stage, with the jigsaw of Moazart's life fitting around it.

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Marston & Scarlett - Broadcast live from The Royal Opera House
Tuesday 25th February - Tickets: £16 | £13 Student (ID Req)

Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. A new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence, provides the second part of the programme.

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In Search Of Chopin - Composers Film Series
Sunday 1st March 2020 - Tickets £13 | £10 Student (ID Req)

Chopin - who exactly was this man who was terrified of public performance, who fled his Polish homeland for Paris never to return, took up with the most notorious transvestite in France, and despite a life of ill-health, wrote some of the deepest and most powerful music ever written? For four years, award winning Phil Grabsky travelled the globe in his quest to lay bare the life and music of Chopin....more

Fidelio - Broadcast live from The Royal Opera House
Tuesday 17th March - Tickets £16 | £13 Student (ID Req)

Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the....more

Swan Lake - Broadcast Live from The Royal Opera House
Wednesday 1st April - Tickets £16 | £13 Student (ID Req)

Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

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In Search Of Haydn - Composers Film Series
Sunday 5th April 2020 - Tickets: £13 | £10 Student (ID Req)

Phil Grabsky's biographical account of Haydn's life is a visual and aural extravaganza, including breath-taking performances by some of the world's most celebrated musicians. The emphasis of the film, as with all the 'In Search Of' films, is on the performance - and interpretation - of the works of Haydn, the composer both Mozart and Beethoven looked up to.

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Easter In Art - Exhibition On Screen
Sunday 12th April 2020 - Tickets £13 | £10 Student (ID Req)

A stunning film on the death and resurrection of Jesus. It is perhaps the most significant historical event of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the greatest artists in history. Shot on location in Jerusalem, the USA, and throughout Europe, the film explores the different ways artists have depicted the Easter story through the ages.

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Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci - Broadcast live from The Royal Opera House
Tuesday 21st April - Tickets £16 | £13 Student (ID Req)

Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (The Players) are today Italian opera’s most famous double act, but they were written independently. Cavalleria rusticana came first, its hugely successful premiere in 1890 doubtless an influence on Leoncavallo. His Pagliacci in 1892 was another triumph. The two works, each undeniable masterpieces....more

The Dante Project - Broadcast live from The Royal Opera House
Thursday 28th May - Tickets: £16 | £13 Student (ID Req)

Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary....more

Elektra - Broadcast live from The Royal Opera House
Thursday 18th June - Tickets: £16 | £13 Student (ID Req)

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of....more

Frida Kahlo - Exhibition On Screen
Sunday 12th July 2020 - Tickets £13 | £10 Student (ID Req)

This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons. Featuring key exhibitions and interviews with world renowned Kahlo curators and using cinema to take an up-close and intimate look at her works, we examine how great an artist she can be considered. It explored the extraordinary symbolism and themes in these personal canvases.

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Concerto: A Beethoven Journey - Composers Film Series
Wednesday 16th December 2020 - Tickets: £13 | £10 Student (ID Req)

Filmed over four years, Concerto - A Beethoven Journey  follows world-class pianist Leif Ove Andsnes as he attempts to understand and interpret one of the greatest sets of works for piano ever written: Beethoven's five piano concertos. Considered one of the top pianists of his age, Leif Ove Andsnes offers rare insights into the mind of a leading pianist and access to his personal and professional....more

 
Opera & Picnic

We are excited to announce that we are able to screen two operas from Glyndebourne. 

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I Love My Mum + Q&A

We are excited to announce that Suffolk-based film producer, Alexa Waugh, is bringing her latest film, I LOVE MY MUM, to The Riverside on 24th June for a very special screening which will include a live on-stage Q&A with herself, the star of her film, Kierston Wareing (Eastenders, Fish Tank), ... Read Full Story

June Newsletter

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Morning Screenings For June

We're excited to now include a new screening time for our main feature at 10:30am each Tuesday morning.

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Hold your child's party at Kids Club!

Why not hold your child's party at our Kid's Club on a Saturday morning and bring along their friends to join in the fun?

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Audio description service

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 a recorded narrator explains what's happening on screen - in gaps in the dialogue - through personal headphones.

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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 own website and would like you to know that all their film listings and contact details are available there. ... Read Full Story