Nominated for the CINEMA OF THE YEAR Award 2016!
Welcome to the Aldeburgh Cinema Website
Aldeburgh Cinema has a fascinating history: it has been screening films continuously since 1919 when the auditorium was built onto the back of a 19th century High Street store. Never a ‘posh picture palace’ the cinema has a glorious atmosphere - it breathes history. The auditorium retains a number of original features, including a number of beautiful art deco lights.
The cinema’s film and special events programme consists of the very best of world cinema at the heart of the community, and aims to be inspirational, meaningful and fun (and lots of it!)
Special events at the cinema include live theatre, opera, art exhibition and ballet transmissions from the National Theatre, New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House, the National Gallery, the British Museum and Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet. A programme strand Film and Live Music has been introduced, and there are a range of screenings and activities for children and young people as well as Special Community Events throughout the year.
Aldeburgh DocFest 2012: Lifetime Achievement Award for Leslie Woodhead
The Aldeburgh Cinema Documentary Film Festival was started in 1995 by Felicity Ann Sieghart, with Craig Brown programming from 1996 to 2010. Diana Quick Has been the festival's Artistic Director since 2011. Supported by a regular year-round programme of the world's best documentary films the Documentary Festival has over the years seen many film stars and makers from Britain and around the globe introduce their work to sell out audiences, including Sir David Attenborough, Nick Broomfield, Melvyn Bragg, Dan Cruickshank, Molly Dineen, Hugh Fearnely Whittingstall, Stephen Fry, Roger Graef, Ian Hislop, Joanna Lumley, Kevin MacDonald, Tony Palmer, Michael Portillo, Griff Rhys Jones, Simon Schama, Julien Temple, Louis Theroux, Leslie Woodhead, to name but a few.
51 High Street
Tel: 01728 454884
Fax: 01728 454026