FILM FEAST SUFFOLK LAUNCH 2019

We are excited to announce that the Film Feast Suffolk programme launch will take place on Tuesday 30th July at The Riverside with Film Feast patron, Mike Leigh, in attendance.

The evening will start at The Riverside at 5:45pm with the option of a three-course dinner with Mike Leigh in attendance, based around the camping theme of the film. Tickets for the three course dinner plus film and Q&A are £38 and strictly limited in number. Alternatively a ticket to just see the film and Q&A will be £7 with the film starting at 7:45pm.

You can buy them from the website HERE or from our Box Office in person or on 01394 382174

Sir Michael Palin was our guest to launch the Film Feast Suffolk programme that took place in Woodbridge last year but, following the festival’s success, Mike Leigh will be announcing our full programme which this year will take place in 16 venues right across Suffolk from the 4th to 7th October.

Mike Leigh has had an incredible career in both film and theatre as a writer/director spanning more than five decades. He has picked up countless accolades along the way including the Palme d’Or at Cannes, the Golden Lion in Venice, he’s been Oscar nominated seven times and BAFTA have bestowed a number of awards upon him including the Michael Balcon Award in 1996, the David Lean Award for Direction in 2005 and more recently in 2015, he was awarded a BAFTA Fellowship.

Everybody has their own favourite Mike Leigh film be it Abigail’s Party, Life is Sweet, Naked, Topsy Turvy, Vera Drake or Secrets and Lies to name just a few. To fit in with our food theme, we have chosen NUTS IN MAY from 1976. We will also be screening alongside it, Mike’s short film, A LIGHT SNACK, from 1982.

NUTS IN MAY stars Alison Steadman as Candice-Marie and Roger Sloman as her husband, Keith. It is a lighthearted comic tale of a possessive husband who takes his timorous wife on a camping holiday in Dorset, with often disastrous consequences.

Film Feast would like to express their thanks to their Headline Sponsor, the East of England Co-Op, who will have their own food van parked outside The Riverside offering food to those who wish to buy something on the night and eat al fresco!

Film Feast would also very much like to thank their Main Sponsor, Imaginative Traveller.  Big thanks also go to Sharon and Brian of The Tea Hut in Woodbridge who have kindly agreed to sponsor this programme launch Gala Event.

Menu for the evening can be found on our Restaurant web page, or click HERE 

Opera & Picnic

We are excited to announce that we are able to screen two operas from Glyndebourne. 


The Barber of Seville (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) 

Recorded Broadcast

Sunday 14th July 5.30pm


The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)

Broadcast Live

Sunday 4th August  5.30pm


Join the Glyndebourne audience by having a picnic during the interval! 

You can pre-order your individual picnic lunch box when you purchase your ticket.


Tickets £15

Picnic £10 per person

Picnic boxes include;

dingly dell sausage roll / veggie sausage roll

egg cress sandwiches

red grapes

apricot & chocolate flapjack

July Newsletter

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

Riverside Musical Theatre Company

The meaning of the word Showstopper;

A song that is so good it literally stops the show!

The Riverside Musical Theatre Company, Woodbridge bring you a concert filled with exactly this. All our favourite musical theatre songs with a sprinkling of surprise!
"At the End of the Day" on "The Sunny Side of the Street" we promise you a "Million Dreams" with all the "Colours of the Wind" just "Over the Rainbow" in a "Castle in a Cloud"


SATURDAY 20th JULY at 7.30pm

Tickets for this can be bought from St Mary's church shop.

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?

Kid's Club is held on alternate Saturday's at 10:30am screening films that are either U or PG certificate for all children aged 0 to 12. Tickets are currently all £2.50, but if you make an advance booking of 30 or more, we can reduce the ticket price to just £2 per child ! Not only that but we will also include a free ticket for your child to attend a forthcoming film of their choice at The Riverside. At least two adults must accompany any group of 30 children or more but their tickets will be free. (Please note that the Kid's Club screening is open to all and not exclusive to your group)

Drop us a line at mail@theriverside.co.uk or call the box office on 01394 382174.

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.

It's similar to listening to a cricket or football match on the radio - having the action described to you - but with added surround sound, which places you in the middle of the action. Most popular cinema releases are now available with audio description tracks.

Just ask for an A.D. headset at the box office. The audio description is broadcast through personal headphones - only the wearer hears it.

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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.

Click here for Woodbridge Film Society website