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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Friday 16th November until 29th November

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's (Johnny Depp) plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided world.....more

Wallace And Gromit: Curse of The Were-Rabbit
Saturday 17th November

The plucky characters from a series of animated shorts, Wallace (Peter Sallis) and his dog, Gromit, make their feature debut here. After starting a pest control business, the duo soon lands a job from the alluring Lady Tottington (Helena Bonham Carter) to stop a giant rabbit from destroying the town's crops. Both Wallace and the stuffy Victor (Ralph Fiennes) vie for the lady's affections. If Wallace....more

The Madness of George III - broadcast live from Nottingham Playhouse
Tuesday 20th November - Tickets £15| Students £12.50 (ID Req)

Written by one of Britain's best loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs....more

Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
Monday 26th November (Dementia Friendly)

"Meet Me in St. Louis" is a classic MGM romantic musical comedy that focuses on four sisters (one of whom is the nonpareil Judy Garland) on the cusp of the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. The film spotlights the sisters' education in the ways of the world, which includes, but isn't limited to, learning about life and love, courtesy of the prototypical boy next door. In the end, love -- accompanied....more

The King and I - A recorded broadcast from The London Palladium
Thursday 29th November SOLD OUT & Sunday 2nd December (Encore) SOLD OUT *NEW DATE ADDED* Thursday 10th January 7:30pm - Tickets £15 | Students £12.50 (ID Req)

The King and I: From The London Palladium - 12A as LiveThe multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium.Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times....more

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Friday 30th November (Silver Screen)

When his mother eloped with an Italian opera singer, Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price) was cut off from her aristocratic family. After the family refuses to let her be buried in the family mausoleum, Louis avenges his mother's death by attempting to murder every family member (all played by Alec Guinness) who stands between himself and the family fortune. But when he finds himself torn between his longtime....more

Bohemian Rhapsody
Friday 30th November until Thursday 6th December

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie....more

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Saturday 1st December

Macaulay Culkin returns as Kevin McCallister, a precocious Chicago boy who mistakenly boards a plane to New York while....more

The Nutcracker - broadcast live from the Royal Opera House
Monday 3rd December & Sunday 9th December (encore) - Tickets £15| Students £12.50 (ID Req)

A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world.

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Antony and Cleopatra - broadcast live from the National Theatre
Thursday 6th December - Tickets £15| Students £12.50 (ID Req)

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.  

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Alan Johnson in Conversation - Book Launch
Friday 7th December

Former politician and now an award-winning writer, Alan Johnson will share with us his passion for music as he introduces his latest memoir.‘In My life: A Music Memoir’ takes the reader to a world of Dansettes and jukeboxes, of smoky coffee shops and dingy dance halls. From Dylan to Bowie, Lonnie Donegan to Bruce Springsteen, and, of course, the Beatles - all of Alan’s favourites....more

The Girl in the Spider's Web
Friday 7th December until Thursday 13th December

Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas
Saturday 8th December

Despite having recently presided over a very successful Halloween, Jack Skellington, aka the Pumpkin King, is bored with his job and feels that life in Halloweenland lacks meaning. Then he stumbles upon Christmastown and promptly decides to make the Yuletide his own. ....more

A Christmas Carol
Tuesday 11th December - Tickets £15 | £12.50 Seniors/Students | £10 Children

Based on Dickens' own performance adaptation, Simon Callow and director-designer Tom Cairns have created a one-man theatrical extravaganza of festive story-telling that is both heart-warming and deeply moving. A Christmas must see!

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Riverside Musical Theatre Company Christmas Showstoppers - on stage
Saturday 15th December

The Riverside Musical Theatre Company return to the stage with a Sparkle Jolly Twinkle Jingley Christmas Showstopper!
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Stanley's War
Sunday 16th December

From local filmmaker, Tim Curtis (Life on the Deben) comes a major drama-documentary film based on true stories of Suffolk’s First World War, it dramatises stories of love and sacrifice, following the lives of Suffolk people during WW1. 

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CBeebies Christmas Show: Thumbelina - Recorded Broadcast from The Regent Theatre Stoke-On-Trent
Sunday 16th December Tickets: Adults £10 | All Children £8

This winter, join in the fun and enjoy your favourite Christmas show in the cinema for the first time ever! 

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Widows
Sunday 16th December until Thursday 20th December

Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common accept a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

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White Christmas
Monday 17th December (Dementia Friendly)

Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen. Waverly (Dean Jagger), the boys' commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what's the foursome to do but plan a yuletide....more

Ralph Breaks the Internet
Friday 21st December until Thursday 27th December

Taking place six years after saving the arcade from Turbo's vengeance, the Sugar Rush arcade cabinet has broken, forcing Ralph and Vanellope to travel to the internet via the newly-installed Wi-Fi router in Litwack's Arcade to retrieve the piece capable of saving the game.

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Mary Poppins Returns - Booking Soon!
Friday 21st December until Thursday 3rd January 2019

The mysterious Mary Poppins returns to Depression-era London to visit Jane and her brother Michael, now a father of three, and helps them rediscover the joy they knew as children.

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Up
Saturday 29th December

Carl Fredricksen is a 78-year-old balloon salesman. His entire life, Carl has longed to wander the wilds of South America. Then, one day, the irascible senior citizen shocks his neighbors by tying thousands of balloons to his home and finally taking flight. But Carl isn't alone on his once-in-a-lifetime journey, because stowed away on his front porch is an excitable eight-year-old wilderness explorer....more

Andre Rieu 2019 New Year's Concert from Sydney
Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th January

The King of Waltz André Rieu will bring to millions of fans across the world, his New Year’s concert recorded live in Sydney, Australia. The first full production from leading Event Cinema distributor Piece of Magic Entertainment, André Rieu will present a festive concert like never before, recorded live in Sydney’s iconic Town Hall.
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The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
Tuesday 15th January - Tickets £15| Students £12.50 (ID Req)

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare's Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas.

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The Queen of Spades - broadcast live from The Royal Opera House
Tuesday 22nd January - Tickets £15| Students £12.50 (ID Req)

The penniless soldier Gherman has fallen in love with Liza, even though she is engaged to his friend Yeletsky. Gherman learns that Liza's guardian the Countess knows a winning three-card formula. Gherman determines to wrest the secret from the Countess, gain a fortune through gambling, and marry Liza.

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A Woman of No Importance
Wednesday 23rd January 2019 - All Tickets £12.50 - discount offer available

Olivier award-winner Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten and Hedda Gabler) and BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax) star in this new classically staged production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy directed by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe. The first play from the Classic Spring Theatre Company’s Oscar Wilde Season, A Woman of No....more

La Traviata - broadcast live from The Royal Opera House
Wednesday 30th January Tickets:£15| Students £12.50 (ID Req)

Alfredo Germont and the courtesan Violetta Valery fall in love at a party in Violetta's Paris salon. Alfredo is determined to cure Violetta of her tuberculosis, and the couple leave Paris and begin a contented life in the country. But Violetta's happiness is destroyed when Alfredo's father Giorgio Germont pays her a visit.

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I'm Not Running - broadcast live from NTLIve
Thursday 31st January Tickets: £15| Students £12.50 (ID Req)

I'm Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she's faced with an agonising decision.What's involved in sacrificing your private life and....more

Young Picasso: Exhibition On Screen
Sunday 10th February - Tickets: £12.50 | Students £10 (ID Req) - discount ticket deal available

Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time - and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Many films have dealt with these later years - the art, the affairs, and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place?

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Don Quixote encore - A recorded broadcast from The Royal Opera House
Sunday 24th February - Tickets £15 | Students £12.50 (ID req)

Don Quixote and his servant Sancho Panza set out to have a chivalrous adventure. They meet Kitri and Basilio, a young couple who cannot marry because Kitri's father is determined to marry her off to the wealthy Gamache. Don Quixote decides to intervene.

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Lady Windermere's Fan
Wednesday 27th February 2019 - All tickets £12.50 - discount ticket offer available

A new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy, Lady Windermere’s Fan, directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke, was broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End and is now available as a recorded programme. Kathy Burke brings together a talented comedic cast including the Olivier Award-winning actress Samantha Spiro as Mrs....more

An Ideal Husband
Wednesday 27th March 2019 - All tickets £12.50 - discount ticket offer available

A new production of the Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, was broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End and is now available as a recorded programme. Directed by Jonathan Church, this entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As an ambitious government minister....more

La Forza Del Destino - Broadcast Live from the Royal Opera House
Tuesday 2nd April - Tickets £15| Students £12.50 (ID Req)

Christof Loy directs a star-studded cast of singers, including Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and Ludovic Tézier, in Verdi's epic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

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Rembrandt: Exhibition On Screen
Sunday 14th April - Tickets: £12.50 | Students £10 (ID Req) - discount ticket deal available

Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other.

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Faust - Broadcast Live from the Royal Opera House
Tuesday 30th April - Tickets £15| Students £12.50 (ID Req)

Gounod's most popular opera returns in David McVicar's stunning Parisian production, with singers including Michael Fabiano, Diana Damrau and Erwin Schrott.

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The Importance of Being Earnest
Wednesday 1st May 2019 - All tickets £12.50 - discount ticket offer available

A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, was broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End and is now available as a recorded programme. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy....more

Within the Golden Hour - broadcast live from the Royal Opera House
Thursday 16th May 2019 - Tickets £15 | Students £12.50 (ID Req)

Christopher Wheeldon created Within the Golden Hour for San Francisco Ballet in 2008, as part of their New Works Festival in celebration of the company's 75th anniversary. Italian minimalist composer Ezio Bosso created the original score for strings, incorporating music by Vivaldi. It was first performed by The Royal Ballet in 2016. 

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Van Gogh and Japan: Exhibition on Screen
Sunday 9th June - Tickets: £12.50 | Students £10 (ID req) - discount ticket deal available

In the exhibition on which this film is based - VAN GOGH & JAPAN at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam - one can see the profound influence of Japan on the artist and his work. After leaving Paris for the south of France - to what he thought of as near to a kind of Japanas he could find - the productive and yet troubled years that followed must all be seen in the context of Van Gogh bending Japanese....more

Romeo and Juliet - broadcast live from the Royal Opera House
Tuesday 11th June 2019 - Tickets £15 | £12.50 (ID Req)

Kenneth MacMillan's passionate choreography for Romeo and Juliet shows The Royal Ballet at its dramatic finest. Sergey Prokofiev's iconic score provides the basis for the ballet's romantic pas de deux and vibrant crowd scenes, while 16th-century Verona is created by Nicholas Georgiadis's magnificent designs.

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The King And I - Encore! Encore!

The King and I - A recorded broadcast from The London Palladium has sold out on Thursday 29th November and the encore on Sunday 2nd December has now also sold out too! 

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Stuart On The Sofa!

Our own Stuart Saunders was a sofa guest on the Lesley Dolphin Show on BBC Radio Suffolk last week, talking about his life, work, owning The Riverside Cinema and Restaurant andof all things.... magic!

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October Newsletter

Our latest newsletter to all subscribers has just been issued and it gives full details of our exclusive restaurant offers ... Read Full Story

Dementia Friendly Film Screenings
We will be holding monthly Dementia Friendly Film Screenings with the lights will be left slightly up and the sound turned slightly down and they will only be open to those living with dementia and their accompanying friend, relative or carer, which means needing to talk, sing along or get up and move ... Read Full Story
Morning Screenings For November

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

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Fabulous evening at our Film Feast launch

Many thanks to all who came last night to The Riverside to support our launch night.

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