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Announcement: Weekday Matinee Series

Riverside is excited to announce the next four months program of the Weekday Matinee Series of screenings.

Screening regularly each month, the first of these Weekday Matinee Series is Classic Movies and Musicals. See some of your old time favourite films back up on the big screen the way they are meant to be seen!

The second of the Weekday Matinee Series is Best of World Theatre with incredible theatre captured live on stage and screened at Riverside.

All sessions will include complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits served at 10am, followed by the screenings at 10:30am.

The Friends of Riverside will be your hosts to each session. The Friends are volunteers who support the theatre through fundraising, social activities and being advocates for the theatre. Everyone is welcome to attend these sessions and The Friends will be there to make you feel welcome. Come with friends or come on your own, it doesn’t matter – these sessions are not only about great theatre and terrific films, they are social events to plan and put in your diary for each month!

Check out the upcoming program:


Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
16 May at 10:30am

When two silent movie stars’ latest movie is made into a musical, a chorus girl is brought in to dub Lina’s speaking and singing. Starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds, this film is filled with memorable songs, lavish routiune and Kelly’s fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain. Featuring hit songs Good MorningMake Em’ Laugh and All I Do Is Dream of You.

Some Like It Hot (1959)
20 June at 10:30am

After witnessing a mafia murder, Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon), improvise a quick plan to escape from Chicago. Disguising themselves as women, they join an all-female jazz band and hop a train bound for sunny Florida. While Joe pretends to be a millionaire to win the band’s sexy singer, Sugar (Marilyn Monroe), Jerry finds himself pursued by a real millionaire (Joe E. Brown) as things heat up and the mobsters close in.

42nd Street (1933)
18 July at 10:30am

When a revered Broadway director (Warner Baxter) falls on hard times, he helms an ambitious musical as a final production before his retirement. His lead actress (Bebe Daniels) is torn between two loves – the show’s wealthy backer (Guy Kibbee) and an earnest but penniless actor (George Brent) – while aspiring young performer Peggy Sawyer (Ruby Keeler) waits in the wings, hoping for her big break.

The Sound of Music (1965)
15 August at 10:30am

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s cinematic treasure and winner of five Academy Awards® including Best Picture, stars Julie Andrews as maria, a young woman who leaves the convent to bring love and music to the home of Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) and his seven children. Experience this magnificent movie musical filled with unforgettable songs, including Do-Re-MiMy Favourite Things and The Sound of Music.


National Theatre Live: Les Liaisons Dangereuses
9 May at 10:30am

Adapted from the scandalous 1782 French novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal, and with an exceptional cast including Elaine Cassidy (The Paradise), Janet McTeer (The White Queen) and Dominic West (The WirePride), Les Liaisons Dangereuses tells the tale of two former lovers competing in the dangerous games of seduction and revenge.

National Theatre Live: Hangmen
13 June at 10:30am

In his small pub Harry is something of a local celebrity. But what’s the second-best hangmen in England to do on the day they’ve abolished hanging? Don’t miss Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production and Olivier and Academy Award®
winner Martin McDonagh’s (The Beauty Queen of LeeaneThe Pillowman) deeply funny new play.

Globe On Screen: Measure for Measure
11 July at 10:30am

After a history of quirky adaptations, this lesser known work by William Shakespeare is now restored to its classic glory. In this story of secret identities and manipulation, the audience are invited to unravel the layers of intrigue skillfully crafted by a superb cast and the directorial prowess of Dominic Dromgoole in his final production for the Globe Theatre.

Globe On Screen: The Merchant of Venice
8 August at 10:30am

Jonathan Pryce (Game of ThronesPirates of the Caribbean), provides an enigmatic performance in this iconic battle between greed and love. This tale of prejudice and destructive self-interest paired with Pryce’s memorable interpretation makes this a must-see.

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