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Little Red Riding Hood
Pantomime Live on Stage!

The Company of Four present the pantomime Little Red Riding Hood


The Big Knights
Monday 15th February

In the far off land of Borovia, where dragons are fierce, witches are wicked, scientists are insane, the economy is bad and television is in black & white, stands Castle Big: home of The Big Knights. ....more

With Love From...Suffolk
Monday 15th February

Join us on the Red Carpet for the 7pm premier screening of this fabulous film. ....more

The Lady In The Van
Tuesday 16th and Thursday 18th February

Writer Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings) forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman, Miss Shepherd, (Dame Maggie Smith), who lives in her van ....more

Jonas Kaufmann: An Evening with Puccini
A recorded concert from La Scala Opera House

Experience his triumphant concert filmed in June from Milan's La Scala Opera House, where the audience demanded no less than 40 minutes of encores and applause! Cinema audiences worldwide will experience this unforgettable event, and be treated to a revealing introdution to Puccini- the man, the musician, the superstar. Tenor Jonas Kaufmann narrates the program, which features rare archive footage....more

Monday 22nd until Thursday 25th February

ROOM tells the extraordinary story of Jack, a spirited 5-year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted mother. Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical--they are trapped--confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot....more

As You Like It
A live broadcast from National Theatre Live

With her father, the Duke, banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden. Then, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love. Shakespeare's glorious comedy of love and change....more

An Evening with Mike Leigh - SOLD OUT!
Friday 26th February

Multi-award winning director, Mike Leigh, will be visiting The Riverside on the evening of Friday 26th February to introduce a screening of his 2004 film, VERA DRAKE (12A) , and then to discuss his career live on stage with the curator of our special year-long programme, Neil McGlone. Following the interview there will be an opportunity for the audience to put their own questions to Mike. ....more

Dad's Army
Friday 26th February until Thursday 3rd March

The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon deal with a visiting female journalist and a German spy as World War II draws to its conclusion.....more

A recorded Exhibition on Screen

Pierre-Auguste Renoir is known and loved for his impressionist paintings of Paris. These paintings count among the world’s favourites. Renoir, however, grew tired of this style and changed course.

This stunning film – based on the remarkable collection of 181 Renoirs at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia – examines the direction he then took and why it provokes such extreme....more

A live broadcast from National Theatre Live

In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (David Morrissey-The Walking Dead, State of Play) is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd and the peculiar Mooney lurk withvery different motives....more

The Big Short
Friday 4th March until Thursday 10th March

In 2005, unconventional hedge fund manager ....more

Friday 4th March until Thursday 10th March

Retired composer Fred Ballinger (Michael Caine) more

Recorded Broadcast from Sadlers Wells Theatre

A sensational new dance event for cinemas from the internationally acclaimed ....more

Friday 11th March until Thursday 17th March

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was a top Hollywood ....more

Friday 11th March until Thursday 17th March

Based on a true story. The newspaper ‘The Boston Globe’ and ....more

An Evening with Kieran Evans
Sunday 13th March

In 2014 Welsh director, Kieran Evans, won the BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for his ground-breaking feature film, Kelly + Victor, and deservedly so. Kieran will be visiting The Riverside on Sunday 13th March to introduce a screening of Kelly + Victor, discuss his career in film on stage with the curator of our Riverside Nights programme, Neil McGlone, and....more

Berlin Philharmonic
A live broadcast of the concert from Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

Sir Simon Rattle, "one of the greatest conductors of all time," (BBC Music Magazine) leads the Berlin Philharmonic showcasing Beethoven's masterful brilliance in two tremendously expressive works: the inspired Symphony No. 4 and the impassioned Symphony No. 7.


Alexander Nevsky
Sunday 20th March

It is the 13th century, and Russia is overrun by foreign invaders. A Russian knyaz', or prince, Alexander Nevsky, rallies the people to form a ragtag army to drive back an invasion by the Teutonic knights. This is a true story based on the actual battle at a lake near Novgorod.


Mamma Mia! (Sing-Along)
Wednesday 23 March

Do you love musicals and sing-alongs? Want to support St. Elizabeth Hospice?


The Railway Children
Recorded Broadcast from National Railway Museum, York

E. Nesbit’s The Railway Children follows the story of Roberta (Bobbie), Phyllis and Peter, three sheltered siblings who suffer a huge upheaval when their father, who works for the Foreign Office, is taken away from their London home and falsely imprisoned. The children and their mother, now penniless, are forced to move from London to rural Yorkshire near a railway line. The story deals with....more

An Evening with Kevin Brownlow
Sunday 24th April

Legendary film historian and Oscar winner, Kevin Brownlow, will be visiting The Riverside to discuss his life in cinema and his 1980 Thames TV series, Hollywood. Kevin will regale the audience with stories of his interviews with some of the biggest names in film history (Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Lillian Gish, Frank Capra, and Louise Brooks, just to name a few).


An Evening with Mark Gatiss
August 2016-Date to be confirmed

Mark shot to fame in the BBC comedy series, The League of Gentlemen, and has since gone on to acclaim as the writer and one of the stars of BBC's Sherlock. He's also had many roles on the radio and in the West End.


Boris Godunov
A live Broadcast from the Royal Opera House

Richard Jones and Antonio Pappano renew thier creative collabrotion with this new production of Murorgskys historical masterpiece.


An Evening with Ben Wheatley

Ben Wheatley, the director of Sightseers, A Field in England, and the forthcoming adaptation of High-Rise, will be visiting The Riverside to introduce a screening of one of his films. Following that he will be interviewed on stage and the audience will have a chance to ask some questions of their own.


Neil Brand and the Sound of Cinema

Neil will be looking at music in mystery, suspense, and horror films. He will be performing some music live on stage and there will be some light hearted chat about how music has evolved from the silent horrors to the films of today. There will also be plenty of film clips for the audience to enjoy.


Indian Film Night with Talvin Singh

Talvin, who has worked with the likes of Siouxsie and the Banshees, Blondie, Madonna, Bjork, Duran Duran, and Massive Attack, will perform a live score to an Indian film of his choosing.


Love Suffolk Valentine Supper

If you are looking for somewhere for a Valentine evening out, we have a premier screening of a truly Suffolk film here at The Riverside on Monday 15th February.

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With Love From Suffolk Makes the News.

We were delighted to see that the film With Love From Suffolk ... Read Full Story

Riverside Nights In the News Again

Our Riverside Nights programme of events was in the news again, with a great feature and interview with Neil McGlone in the EADT Read Full Story

Riverside Nights In the News

We are delighted that our new Riverside Nights programme features in this month’s Eastlife magazine, which is out now all over Suffolk.

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Audio description service

One of the new features available to us now we have "gone digital" is Audio Description for the visually impaired.

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The Aldeburgh & Suffolk Coastal Young People's Film Festival

We are happy to be to be participating in the 2016 Aldeburgh & Suffolk Coastal Young People's Film Festival.

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Parent & Baby Film Screenings

Our parent & baby film screenings will be held at 10.30am, mostly on Tuesday mornings and will start at the time shown - no adverts! All Tickets £6

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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.
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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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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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