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The Old Man & the Gun
Friday 11th January until Thursday 17th January

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft, and a Jewel (Sissy Spacek) who loves him in spite of his....more

Lizzie
Friday 11th January until Thursday 17th January

In 1892, after the Borden family welcomes a new Irish maid called Bridget Sullivan, she and Lizzie become friends. The friendship between these women becomes something more, even as Lizzie's relationship with her own parents unravels at a frightening level.

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Life On The Deben
Friday 18th January & Sunday 20th January 2019

Life on the Deben is a major new documentary film that was made in association with Woodbridge Riverside Trust ands first released in December 2017.

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The Favourite
Friday 18th January until Thursday 24th January

In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears....more

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

A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Friday 25th January - Silver Screen (All Tickets £6)

1946 film - British Air Force pilot Peter Carter (David Niven) is on his way home to England from a World War II bombing mission in a badly damaged aircraft. Before he bails out of the plane into the ocean, he contacts June (Kim Hunter), an Allied radio operator with whom he shares what he believes to be his final moments on Earth. But Peter survives, finds June and they fall in love. A problem....more

Stan and Ollie
Friday 25th January until Thursday 31st January

Laurel and Hardy -- the world's greatest comedy team -- face an uncertain future as their golden era of Hollywood films remain long behind them. Diminished by age, the duo set out to reconnect with their adoring fans by touring variety halls in Britain in 1953. The shows become an instant hit, but Stan and Ollie can't quite shake the past as long-buried tension and Hardy's failing health start to....more

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
Saturday 26th January - Kidsclub

Three pets (Chance, a young dog unfamiliar with the world; Shadow, an aging, wise dog; and Sassy, a snobby cat) are left behind when their family goes on holiday. Unsure of what happened, the animals go on a dangerous quest across America to find their family and risk never seeing their masters....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

Mary Queen of Scots
Friday 1st February until Thursday 7th February

Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary Stuart defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. However, Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her sister in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play....more

Colette
Friday 1st February until Thursday 7th February

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as "Willy" (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine....more

Stanley's War
Sunday 3rd February (All Tickets £6)

Stanley's War is a major drama-documentary film based on true stories of Suffolk's First World War. Made by director  and filmmaker Tim Curtis as part of the 100th anniversary commemorations of the 1918 Armistice, the film was commissioned by the Peninsula 2018 Poppy Project and was generously funded by local residents, Suffolk County Council and the Scarfe Trust.

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Rebecca (1940)
Friday 8th February - Silver Screen Tuesday 12th February - Dementia Friendly (All Tickets £6)

1940 film - Story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously several years earlier. The young wife must come to grips with the terrible secret of her handsome, cold husband, Max De Winter (Laurence Olivier). She must also deal with the jealous, obsessed Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson), the....more

Beautiful Boy
Friday 8th February until Tuesday 12th February

Teenager Nicolas Sheff (Timothee Chalamet) seems to have it all with good grades and being an actor, artist, athlete and editor of the school newspaper. When Nic's addiction to meth threatens to destroy him, his father (Steve Carrel) does whatever he can to save his son and family.

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Bohemian Rhapsody
Fri 8th Feb, Sat 9th Feb, Mon 11th Feb & Tues 12th Feb

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.

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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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Company of Four Pantomime: Beauty and the Beast
Saturday 16th February until Saturday 23rd February

Join us somewhere in Paris as we watch feisty young Belle fight off the unwanted affections of the biggest posers in town, Pierre and his loyal companion Henri. Follow her treacherous journey through the creepy forest in the hope that she will find her father the loveable Professor.

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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

To Kill A Mockingbird (1963)
Friday 1st March - Silver Screen (All Tickets £6)

1963 film - Scout Finch (Mary Badham), 6,and her older brother, Jem (Phillip Alford), live in sleepy Maycomb, Ala., spending much of their time with their friend Dill (John Megna) and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley (Robert Duvall). When Atticus (Gregory Peck), their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson (Brock Peters) against....more

Toy Story 2
Saturday 2nd March - Kidsclub

While Andy is away at summer camp, Woody gets taken by a specialist toy collector and in the process finds out about his history. In an all-out rescue mission, Buzz and his friends Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, Rex and Hamm try to rescue Woody from ending up as a museum piece. They must find a way to save him before he gets sold....more

The Princess Bride
Saturday 9th March - Kidsclub

The classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup, engaged to the odious Prince Humperdinck, is kidnapped and held against her will in order to start a war, It is up to Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) to save her. On the way he meets a thief....more

The Ladykillers (1955)
Friday 15th March - Silver Screen Wednesday 20th March - Dementia Friendly

1955 film - Mrs. Wilberforce (Katie Johnson) likes to report suspicious behavior to the police. Unaware of her reputation, the dapper thief Professor Marcus (Alec Guinness) rents rooms in the elderly widow's home for himself and his band of cohorts. Posing as a string quintet, the thieves pull off a bank robbery, but slip up in front of the old woman as they try to escape. Agreed that they need....more

My Neighbour Totoro
Saturday 23rd March - Kidsclub

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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

Chariots of Fire (1981)
Friday 29th March - Silver Screen (All Tickets £6)

1981 film - In the class-obsessed and religiously divided United Kingdom of the early 1920s, two determined young runners train for the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson), a devout Christian born to Scottish missionaries in China, sees running as part of his worship of God's glory and refuses to train or compete on the Sabbath. Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross) overcomes anti-Semitism and....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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The Railway Children
Saturday 6th April

After the enforced absence of their father, three children move with their mother to Yorkshire, where during their adventures they attempt to discover the reason fro his disappearance.

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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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How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Saturday 20th April

As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless' discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup's reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible decisions to save their kind.

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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

Matilda
Saturday 4th May

Matilda Wormwood is an exquisite and intelligent little girl. Unfortunately, Matilda is misunderstood by her family because she is very different from their ways of life. As time passes, Matilda finally starts school that has a kindly teacher, loyal friends, and a sadistic principal. As she gets fed up with the constant cruelty, Matilda begins to realize that she has gift of telekinetic powers.....more

All My Sons
Tuesday 14th May - Tickets £15 | Students £12.50 (ID Req)

Arthur Miller’s blistering classic drama will star Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (While You Were Sleeping, Independence Day) and will be directed by Jeremy Herrin (previously directed National Theatre productions of This House and People, Places and Things).

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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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Hugo
Saturday 18th May

Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930's Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton that doesn't work without a special key. Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it....more

Pinocchio
Saturday 1st June

Inventor Gepetto creates a wooden marionette called Pinocchio. His wish for Pinocchio to be a real boy is unexpectedly granted by a fairy. The fairy assigns Jiminy Cricket to act as Pinocchio's "conscience" and keep him out of trouble. Jiminy is not too successful in this endeavor and most of the film is spent with Pinocchio in deep trouble.

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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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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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Mary Poppins Picnic Experience

Tuesday 19th February - 4pm at The Riverside Restaurant

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Dementia Friendly Screenings On The Radio

Earlier today our duty manager, Neil McGlone, was a guest on the Mark Murphy at Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Suffolk, talking about our dementia friendly film screenings.

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The Riverside is recruiting!

We currently have a vacancy for a sous chef in our busy, friendly kitchen at The Riverside with a good rate of pay.

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BAFTA Film Nominations Announced

The nominations for the BAFTA awards have been revealed and The Favourite (15) starring Olivia Coleman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone leads the way with 12. 

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Morning Screenings For January

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

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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 ... Read Full Story

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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January Newsletter

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

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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We are very active on Twitter!

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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