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Friday 24th January until Thursday 30th January

Two young British privates during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldier's brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.

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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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The Personal History of David Copperfield
Friday 31st Jan - Thursday 6th Feb

The Personal History of David Copperfield puts a fresh, funny, and utterly charming spin on Dickens' classic, proving some stories truly are timeless. ....more

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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Kinky Boots The Musical - Recorded Broadcast from the Adelphi Theatre
Tuesday 4th February & Sunday 9th February Tickets: £16 | £13 Student (ID Req)

Kinky Boots: The Musical, filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre in the heart of London's West End, is strutting onto the big screen! With songs from Grammy and Tony award winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, book by legendary Broadway playwright Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), the musical is based on the film written by....more

The Graduate - Coffee and Classics
Friday 7th February

Ben has recently graduated from college, with his parents now expecting great things from him. At his "Homecoming" party, Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father's business partner, has Ben drive her home, which leads to an affair between the two. The affair eventually ends, but comes back to haunt him when he finds himself falling for Elaine, Mrs. Robinson's daughter.

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Jojo Rabbit
Friday 7th February to Tuesday 11th February

Writer director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as Jojo) whose world view is turned upside down when....more

The Gentlemen
Friday 7th February to Tuesday 11th February

THE GENTLEMEN follows American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he's looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him. Also....more

Beauty and the Beast
Saturday 8th February - Kids Club Screening

A prince cursed to spend his days as a hideous monster sets out to regain his humanity by earning a young woman's love.

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Company of Four Pantomime: Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood
Saturday 15th February until Saturday 22nd February

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Little Women
Monday 17th February to 20th February

Following the lives of four sisters, Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg, as they come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War. Though all very different from each other, the March sisters stand by each other through difficult and changing times. ....more

For Sama - Maverick Mondays
Monday 17th February

Maverick Mondays - A new strand of cinema comes to The Riverside from February 17th, and each third Monday of the month thereafter, showcasing World Cinema, documentaries, independent films, and re-issued classics.

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Frozen II
Tuesday 18th & Thursday 20th February ONLY

Elsa the Snow Queen has an extraordinary gift -- the power to create ice and snow. But no matter how happy she is to be surrounded by the people of Arendelle, Elsa finds herself strangely unsettled. After hearing a mysterious voice call out to her, Elsa travels to the enchanted forests and dark seasmore

The Cellist/Dances at a Gathering - 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 The Cellist, her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage, is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. Dances at a Gathering by Jerome Robbins will also be performed as part of the double bill. This....more

The Man in the White Suit - Coffee and Classics
Friday 28th February

Sidney Stratton, a humble inventor, develops a fabric which never gets dirty or wears out. This would seem to be a boon for mankind, but the established garment manufacturers don't see it that way; they try to suppress it.

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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

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show
Tuesday 3rd March & Sunday 8th March - Tickets: £16 | £13.00 Student (ID Req)

Riverdance originally burst on to the world stage in Dublin when it premiered during the interval of the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest and overnight became a worldwide phenomenon. It’s celebrated for its Grammy award-winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Over the last 25 years, Riverdance has performed live to an audience of over 27.5 million....more

Cyrano De Bergerac - Recorded Broadcast from the National Theatre
Tuesday 10th March - Tickets: £16 | £13 Student (ID Req)

James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

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Notorious - Coffee and Classics
Friday 13th March

In order to help bring Nazis to justice, U.S. government agent T.R. Devlin (Cary Grant) recruits Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman), the American daughter of a convicted German war criminal, as a spy. As they begin to fall for one another, Alicia is instructed to win the affections of Alexander Sebastian (Claude Rains), a Nazi hiding out in Brazil. When Sebastian becomes serious about his relationship....more

Parasite - Maverick Mondays
Monday 16th March

Maverick Mondays - A new monthly strand of cinema comes to The Riverside from February 17th, and each third Monday of the month thereafter, showcasing World Cinema, documentaries, independent films and re-issued Classics. ....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

The BFG
Saturday 21st March - Kids Club Screening

An orphan befriends a giant who takes her to Giant Country, where they attempt to stop the man-eating giants that are invading the human world.

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It Always Rains on Sunday - Coffee and Classics
Friday 27th March

Slice of life drama following the lives of various people in London's East End on a wet Sunday. (Is this film why people think it always rains in England ?) Rose was engaged to local wild boy Tommy Swann but he got imprisoned on Dartmoor. After he was locked up she got married to sedate but dull George. Tommy's now broken out of jail and comes to see Rose to get help to flee the country.

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Michael Ball & Alfie Boe Back Together
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th March

The world’s ultimate musical duo, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are ‘Back Together’ and set to delight cinema audiences up and down the country with the final show of their UK tour at the O2 Arena.  ....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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Tangled
Saturday 4th April - Kids Club Screening

Rapunzel has spent her life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world and who she really is.

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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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Moana
Saturday 25th April - Kids Club Screening

In Ancient Polynesia, when a curse reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod Maui to set things right.

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire - Maverick Mondays
Monday 20th April

Maverick Mondays - A new monthly strand of cinema comes to The Riverside from February 17th, and each third Monday of the month thereafter, showcasing World Cinema, documentaries, independent films and re-issued Classics.

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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

Monty Python & The Holy Grail (45th Anniversary)
Tuesday 28th April ONLY

Our first Film Feast event of 2020 is a 45th Anniversary screening of Monty Python and The Holy Grail with the option of a three-course Monty Python themed menu in the restaraunt to accompany the film! ....more

The Muppet Movie
Saturday 2nd May - Kids Club Screening

Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog legs merchant is after Kermit.

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Finding Nemo
Saturday 16th May - Kids Club Screening

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets on a journey to bring him home.

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The Welkin - Broadcast Live from the National Theatre
Thursday 21st May - Tickets: £16 | £13 Student (ID Req)

One life in the hands of 12 women.

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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

Labyrinth
Saturday 30th May - Kids Club Screening

A 16-year-old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.

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The Winter's Tale - Broadcast Live from the Royal Shakespeare Company
Wednesday 10th June - Tickets: £16 | £13 Students (ID Req)

Set across a 16-year span from Mad Men to the moon landings, this new production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale imagines a world where the ghosts of fascist Europe collide with horrors of The Handmaid’s Tale, before washing up on a joyful seashore.

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Mary Poppins Returns
Saturday 13th June - Kids Club Screening

Decades after her orinal visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.

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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

Charlotte's Web
Saturday 27th June - Kids Club Screening

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider, to ensure that this will never happen.

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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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The Comedy of Errors - Broadcast Live from the Royal Shakespeare Company
Wednesday 15th July - Tickets £16 | £13 Students (ID Req)

“So I to find a mother and a brother

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Pericles - Broadcast Live from the Royal Shakespeare Company
Wednesday 23rd September - Tickets: £16 | £13 Students (ID Req)

Forced to flee his native land, Pericles becomes a refugee at the mercy of sea and strangers. Scarred by the heartbreaking loss of family and home, he submits to the rhythms of the ocean in the hope of a miracle. Located in a familiar world of precarious journeys and treacherous alliances, this is Shakespeare’s touching and hopeful tale of loss and reconciliation.

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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

 
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Please note that the December screening for Woodbridge Film Society will now take place on Monday 9th December at 7:45pm and the April screening (formerly 6th April) will now take place on Monday 30th March at 7:45pm.

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