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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

The Girl in the Spider's Web is a 2018 crime thriller film directed by Fede Álvarez and written by Álvarez, Steven Knight, and Jay Basu, based on the novel of the same name by David Lagercrantz, which in turn is based on characters in the book series by Stieg Larsson. The film acts as both a soft-reboot and a sequel to David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, as the second installment....more

The Nightmare Before Christmas
Saturday 8th December - Kidsclub

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

Nativity Rocks!
Saturday 8th December & Friday 4th January until Sun 6th January

We’re back with the kids from St Bernadette’s Primary School in Coventry as the staff and students audition for a coveted place in a spectacular rock musical competition. With the unique feel-good charm of the original film, Celia Imrie reprises her role as Headmistress Mrs Keen, starring alongside Meera Syal, Ruth Jones, Anna Chancellor, Hugh Dennis and Helen George. The film also introduces....more

The Nutcracker - broadcast live from the Royal Opera House
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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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

Widows is a 2018 heist film directed by Steve McQueen from a screenplay by McQueen and Gillian Flynn, based upon the 1983 ITV series of the same name. A British-American co-production, the film features an ensemble cast consisting of Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall, and Liam....more

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

The Nutcracker & The Four Realms
Monday 17th December to Monday 24th December

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a 2018 fantasy adventure film directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston and written by Ashleigh Powell.  ....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
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 - Kidsclub

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

Bohemian Rhapsody
Friday 4th January until Thursday 10th January

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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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 King and I - A recorded broadcast from The London Palladium
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

Peter Rabbit
Saturday 12th January - Kids Club

Based on the books by Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit (James Corden;) his three sisters: Flopsy (Margot Robbie,) Mopsy (Elizabeth Debicki) and Cotton Tail (Daisy Ridley) and their cousin Benjamin (Colin Moody) enjoy their days harassing Mr McGregor in his vegetable garden. Until one day he dies and no one can stop them roaming across his house and lands for a full day or so. However, when one of Mr McGregor....more

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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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 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

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

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

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

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

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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Mary Poppins Returns - Tickets on sale NOW!

The long awaited second film in the Mary Poppins series Mary Poppins Returns is with us at The Riverside from Friday 21st December. ... Read Full Story

Come and See The CBeebies Christmas Show: Thumbelina

We are pleased to have a very special recorded broadcast of CBeebies Christmas Show Thumbelina on the 16th December at 2pm, which recreates on the big screen the live CBeebies Thumbelina performance.It also includes an exclusive, additional show made for cinema audiences only starring the much-loved ... Read Full Story

November Newsletter

Our latest newsletter to all subscribers has just been issued and it gives full details of our exclusive restaurant offers ... 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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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
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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Morning Screenings For December

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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Book Tickets Online

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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