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Downton Abbey
Friday 13th September to Thursday 26th September

The cast are all back, including Maggie Smith, and this time the Crawleys are getting a visit from the royal family. 

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One Man, Two Guvnors - Recorded Broadcast from the National Theatre
Thursday 26th September - SOLD OUT

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

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Mrs Lowry & Son
Friday 27th September until Thursday 3rd October

Artist L.S. Lowry lived all his life with his over-bearing mother Elizabeth. Bed-ridden and bitter, Elizabeth actively tried to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions, whilst never failing to voice her opinion at what a disappointment he was to her.

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Luxury House DJ Night
Saturday 28th September

Luxury House DJ Night in the Restaurant from 11pm til 2am

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Fleabag - Live Broadcast from The National Theatre
Sunday 29th September - SOLD OUT Friday 25th October

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End. 

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Photograph
Friday 4th October until Thursday 10th October

Two lives intersect in Mumbai and go along together. A struggling street photographer, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancee. The pair develops a connection that transforms them in ways that they could not expect. From Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox).

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The Mustang
Friday 4th October until Thursday 10th October

Roman Coleman has been incarcerated for 12 years after leaving his domestic partner permanently brain damaged in an attack. Aware of his short temper and violent tendencies, he has resisted efforts to be reintegrated back into society. While working outdoor maintenance, Roman is placed in a rehabilitation program run by rancher Myles that assigns prisoners with training wild mustangs. Each prisoner....more

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - Film Feast Suffolk
Saturday 5th October

Sony's smash animated feature tells the story of Flint Lockwood who, in a Eureka moment, invents a device that can turn water into food. The hapless Flint then inadvertently launches the machine into the atmosphere causing weather phenomena that's beyond bizarre - burger rain and spaghetti tornadoes anyone?

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Drowning In Plastic - Film Feast Suffolk
Saturday 5th October

This screening will be introduced by the film's writer/director, Tom Watt-Smith.

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The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover - Film Feast Suffolk
Saturday 5th October

Screening will be introduced by The League of Gentlemen actor/writer, Mark Gatiss (schedule permitting).

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Chocolat - Film Feast Suffolk
Saturday 5th October

Subject of many a movie in the history of cinema, chocolate should be one of life's simple pleasures but when free-spirited Chocolatier Vianne (Binoche) and her daughter arrive in a devout French village, the mundane lives of the populace are stirred.

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The Evil Dead - Film Feast Suffolk
Sunday 6th October - Midnight Special

This year's Midnight Feast presentation is Sam Raimi's ultra low budget, cult classic. A byword in DIY filmmaking, The Evil Dead ushered in a new era of Horror and made Bruce Campbell a folk hero for the ages. The lack of money evidently never held back the crew and oodles of corn syrup and food colouring were poured over the cast to up the gore ante. Laced with a healthy does of black humour it....more

A Film About Coffee - Film Feast Suffolk
Sunday 6th October

Introduced by the CEO of The Fairtrade Foundation, Michael Gidney

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Vernon Blackmore Live Cooking Demo - Film Feast Suffolk
Sunday 6th October

The name Vernon Blackmore is synonymous with Woodbridge and the surrounding area, when it comes to top quality food. Vernon helped establish Satis House with his family then his first solo venture in Woodbridge was the Spice Bar before taking the reins at The Anchor, The Table, The Easton White Horse and, more recently, The Duck at Campsea Ashe. He is also the face behind the locally produced cooking....more

The Lunchbox - Film Feast Suffolk
Sunday 6th October

Is it possible to fall in love with a person you've never met? It may well be when food this sumptuous is added to the mix. Ritesh Batra's multi-award winning and hugely successful offering is the gentle tale of a man and woman of differing ages who embark on a correspondent relationship via the Dabbawala (the eponymous Lunchbox of the title) delivery service in Mumbai.

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Don Giovanni - Broadcast live from The Royal Opera House
Tuesday 8th October - Tickets: £16 | £13 Student (ID Req)

The charismatic Don Giovanni is a serial seducer, accompanied by his long-suffering servant Leporello. But when Don Giovanni commits murder, he unleashes a dark power beyond his control.

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AD ASTRA
Friday 11th October until Thursday 17th October

Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.

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Pain and Glory
Friday 11th October until Wednesday 16th October

The protagonist of "Pain and Glory" was at the decline of his career. The man involuntarily looks back into the past, and a stream of vivid memories falls upon him. He recalls such moments from his youth as tender feelings for his mother, love and separation, the search for happiness and success. All this leads the master of cinema to important thoughts about life and art, because this....more

Shirley Valentine - Charity Screening
Sunday 13th October - All tickets £10

The Woodbridge and District Friends of St Elizabeth Hospice are proud to present a charity screening of this 1989 award winning classic.

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Gaugin from the Nation Gallery London - Art Exhibition
Tuesday 15th October & Sunday 20th October (All Tickets £12.50)

Cinematic documentary about the life and work of Paul Gauguin filmed in Tahiti, France, the Marquesas Islands and the UK followed by an exclusive private view of the forthcoming National Gallery exhibition ‘Gauguin Portraits’. This is also the first ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Gauguin.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream - Live Broadcast from The National Theatre
Thursday 17th October

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences. 

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Saturday 19th October - Kids Club Screening

An apprentice witch, three kids, and a cynical magician conman search for the missing component to a magic spell to be used in the defense of Britain in WWII.

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Showstopper Favourites
Saturday 19th October at St Mary's Church (All tickets £12.50)

By special request & not to be missed "The Riverside Musical Theatre Company" will return to St Mary's Church, Woodbridge, for one night only on Saturday 19th October at 7.30pm with a fabulous musical evening of "Showstopper Favourites"

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Matthew Bourne's Romeo + Juliet - Recorded Broadcast from Sadler's Wells
Tuesday 22nd October - Tickets: £16 | £13 Student (ID Required)

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo & Juliet is a passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic love story.

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Don Pasquale - Broadcast live from The Royal Opera House
Thursday 24th October - Tickets: £16 | £13 Student (ID Req)

Don Pasquale, a wealthy old bachelor, is outraged when he hears his nephew Ernesto intends to marry the impoverished widow Norina. He determines to marry himself and disinherit Ernesto. Ernesto and Norina despair, but their friend Doctor Malatesta promises to help them – and teach Pasquale a lesson. Malatesta persuades Norina to disguise herself as his sister, then presents her to Don Pasquale....more

Paddington
Saturday 2nd November - Kids Club Screening

A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.

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Leonardo: The Works - Exhibition On Screen
Sunday 3rd November - Tickets: £13 | £10 Student (ID Req)

Marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death: for the first time ever, all of Leonardo's paintings will be shown on the big screen. Shot on locations around the world. The film looks afresh at his life - his inventiveness, his sculptural skills, his military foresight, and his ability to navigate the treacherous politics of the day - through the prism of art.

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Concerto/Enigma Variations/Raymonda Act III - Broadcast live from The Royal Opera House
Tuesday 5th November - Tickets £16 | £13 Student (ID Req)

From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashton’s Enigma Variations is quintessentially British....more

Hansard - Live Broadcast from The National Theatre
Thursday 7th November

Hansard; noun. The official report of all parliamentary debates.

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42nd Street - The Musical - Recorded Broadcast from Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Sunday 10th November (SOLD OUT) & Tuesday 12th November - Tickets £16 | Students £13

The largest ever production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical theatre spectacular, filmed live at the magnificent Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London's West End comes to the cinema screen!

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The Slipper and The Rose
Friday 15th November and Saturday 16th November - Tickets: Adults £16.50 | Under 16's £14

The Riverside Musical Theatre Company return to the stage of The Riverside this Autumn with their first ever full musical, The Slipper and the Rose. This exciting adventure will see the company tell the timeless story of Cinderella with its romantic score written by the Sherman brothers (Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Jungle Book) and book by Bryan Forbes adapted for the stage by....more

Timon of Athens - Live Broadcast from Stratford Upon Avon
Wednesday 20th November - Tickets: £16 | £13 Student (ID Required)

In a world driven by greed, what do we truly value? Timon has it all - money, influence, friends. But when the money runs out, Timon soon finds her influence and friends have also gone. Left alone, she flees Athens to take refuge in the woods, cursing the city she once loved. Featuring a "searing central performance" (Guardian) from award-winning actor, Kathryn Hunter, Timon of Athens....more

Present Laughter - Live Broadcast from The National Theatre
Thursday 28th November - Tickets: £16 | £13 Student (ID Required)

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

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Toy Story 4
Saturday 30th November - Kids Club Screening

When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.

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CBeebies Christmas Show: Hansel & Gretel
Saturday 30th November and Sunday 8th December

Following a successful launch in 2018, UK audiences are invited to watch CBeebies’ theatre recording of this years Christmas Show: Hansel & Gretel on the big screen!

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Coppelia - Broadcast live from The Royal Opera House
Tuesday 10th December - Tickets: £16 | £13 Student (ID Req)

Toy maker Dr Coppélius seems to have a beautiful young woman in his house: Coppélia, who sits and reads on his balcony. Franz and his fellow young villagers are curious about her and how she ignores them all. Franz’s fiancée Swanilda is not pleased by Franz’s interest in another woman, but equally curious. When Dr Coppélius goes to the local tavern, the young villagers slip into....more

The Grinch
Saturday 14th December - Kids Club Screening

A cynical grump goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl's holiday spirit. Funny and heartwarming, it's a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism.

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In Search Of Beethoven - Composers Film Series
Monday 16th December - Tickets: £13 | £10 Student (ID Req)

This film addresses the romantic myth that Beethoven was a heroic, tormented figure battling to overcome his tragic fate of deafness and who searched for his 'immortal beloved' but remained unmarried. It brings together the world's leading performers and experts on Beethoven to reveal new insights into this legendary composer.

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The Nutcracker - Recorded Broadcast from The Royal Opera House
Tuesday 17th December - Tickets: £16 | £13 Student (ID Req)

Recorded in 2016, this special performance celebrated Peter Wright's 90th birthday, and will be broadcast with new features.

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The Santa Clause
Saturday 28th December - Kids Club Screening

When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

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Andre Rieu - 70 Years Young
Saturday 4th January & Sunday 5th January - Tickets: £20 | £15 Student (ID Required)

Charlotte Hawkins welcomes cinema audiences from around the world to Andre's castle in Maastricht for a birthday celebration. During the party, Andre is talking to Charlotte about his life and music. It's been an incredible journey; from growing up in a musical family, his church choir days, his marriage to Marjorie, The Salon Orchestra, forming The Johann Strauss Orchestra, the breakaway success....more

WALL-E
Saturday 11th January - Kids Club Screening

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

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The Sleeping Beauty - Broadcast live from The Royal Opera House
Thursday 16th January - Tickets: £16 | £13 Student (ID Req)

The wicked fairy Carabosse is furious she wasn’t invited to Princess Aurora’s christening. She gives the baby a spindle, saying that one day the Princess will prick her finger on it and die. The Lilac Fairy makes her own christening gift a softening of Carabosse’s curse: Aurora will not die, but will fall into a deep sleep, which only a prince’s kiss will break.

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Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait - Exhibition On Screen
Sunday 19th January 2020 - Tickets £13 | £10 Student (ID Req)

Privileged access to the much anticipated exhibition of his self portraits at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Spanning nearly seven decades his self-portraits give a fascinating insight into both his psyche and his development as a painter, from his earliest portrait painted in 1939 to the final one executed 64 years later.

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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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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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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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Spirited Away
Saturday 22nd February - Kids Club Screening

A sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

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Marston & Scarlett - 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 her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. A new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence, provides the second part of the programme.

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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

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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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 18th 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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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

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 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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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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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

 
Book Your Christmas Party!

Booking your Christmas party? Come and have your Christmas Party with us from the 2nd December to the 23rd December - Monday to SaturdayTwo course £21 or three course £25

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Riverside Musical Theatre Company

The Riverside Musical Theatre Company had an extremely sucessful concert at St Mary's church Woodbridge in July. It was so popular, they are going to do it again in October!

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Royal Opera House - League Tables

We were thrilled to hear this week that we came 4th out of 256 independent cinemas in the UK which measures the box office results of all venues participating in the 2018/19 Royal Opera House season, including all the live broadcasts, encore screenings and delayed live screenings!

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Need a few hours work in the afternoons?

We are looking for someone to work part time in our ice cream parlour from September 1st.

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A Little Piece of History

Jane Ager visited The Riverside today (22nd July) for lunch and took a number of photos inside and around the cinema. Jane is the great-granddaughter of David Ager who built the cinema in 1915 (then called The Electric Cinema) and was it's very first owner!

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August Newsletter

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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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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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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