What’s On Cinema


Riverside presents a diverse range of cinema events – feature films, docos, shorts, independent films, Australian and world films, the best of world stages captured live and screened at Riverside with opera, drama and Shakespeare, interviews and special events. Let’s just say we don’t really program what other cinemas program.

Check out the program below or join our enews and receive regular updates about upcoming cinema events.

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Met Opera Season 2018 – 2019

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  • 2040

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    21 Jun - 29 Jun 2019
    Raffertys Theatre
    2040 is a hybrid feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important now! Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) embarks on journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.
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  • The Taming of the Shrew:
    Performance On Screen

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    22 Jun - 22 Jul 2019
    Raffertys Theatre
    Royal Shakespeare Company turn Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power, directed by Justin Audibert.
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  • Peterloo

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    22 Jun 2019
    Raffertys Theatre
    Acclaimed and seven-time Oscar nominee Mike Leigh (Mr. Turner, Vera Drake) directs the story of the infamous 1819 massacre at a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester, when 700 working people were injured, and 15 killed.
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  • The World At Arm’s Length

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    28 Jun - 29 Jun 2019
    Raffertys Theatre
    A gripping tale that takes you into the dark world of the deaf blind and captures the human desire for freedom and self-determination as well as personal fulfillment. Don't miss this profound and inspiring Indie documentary on our big screen for a limited time.
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  • Die Walküre

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    30 Jun - 04 Jul 2019
    Raffertys Theatre
    Die Walküre is the second of the four operas that comprise Wagner’s Ring cycle, a story of monsters, gods, and humans on a superhuman scale. Featuring some of the most glorious music ever written, including, the Ride of the Valkyries and starring Stuart Skelton, Christine Goerke and Eva-Marie Westbroek, this is a must see!
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  • Rocketman

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    05 Jul - 06 Jul 2019
    Raffertys Theatre
    An epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years.
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  • Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

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    06 Jul - 07 Jul 2019
    Raffertys Theatre
    Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, this ‘spellbinding’ (Independent) re-imagining of the classic New Adventures production stars Will Bozier as The Swan/The Stranger, Liam Mower as The Prince and Nicole Kabera as The Queen.
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  • North by Northwest (1959)

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    08 Jul - 10 Jul 2019
    The incomparable Cary Grant (To Catch a Thief) stars in the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock's greatest thriller. Guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat, don't miss your chance to see this classic cliff hanger back on the big screen.
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  • My Big Gay Italian Wedding
    (Puoi Baciare Lo Sposo)

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    12 Jul - 13 Jul 2019
    Raffertys Theatre
    Alessandro Genovesi's lively comedy tackles social issues in a unique and unforgettable setting, and explores the obstacles that come with breaking traditions and gaining acceptance.
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