Aldeburgh Cinema
and GalleryAldeburgh
51 High Street
Suffolk IP15 5AU


Trust Aldeburgh to have a different sort of cinema to any other town. This one is not tied to any movie chain multiplex but is run by an independent Board of Directors. In the 1960s the cinema was in danger of closing so a group of local people banded together and bought it to run it on behalf of the local community.

Since then it has gone from strength to strength. It has retained many of its old features and combined them with modern technology. The art deco auditorium has been refurbished with modern Quinette seating catering for 253 people, Digital Dolby Stereo and is equipped with a state-of-the-art High Definition digital projector. The cinema also has a pair of 35mm projectors to enable the screening of non-digital archive material, a PA system and a Bechstein baby grand piano.

This is no ordinary cinema. To start with it doesn’t look like a movie house. As well as the foyer and auditorium, it has a gallery space and a walled garden at the back to enjoy.

This delightful cinema has been showing films continuously since 1919 when the auditorium was built onto the back of a 19th century shop. In addition to a broad ranging programme of films from around the world, the cinema holds numerous special events, including live opera & ballet from the New York Met & the Royal Opera House.

They have annual film festivals including an internationally acclaimed Documentary Festival in November.

Evenings and Children’s Matinees
In person/ By telephone (Mondays to Fridays) 10:00-21:00
Telephone   01728 454 884
Tickets for the current screening are available half an hour before the film starts.
Website  Online bookings can be made through the Cinema’s website  Web:  Aldeburgh Cinema Tickets & Bookings
Opera, Theatre and Ballet (live transmissions)
Contact the box Office for booking details.
What’s On
Use the cinema website link below for details.
Gourmet ‘Interval’ Snacks
Aldeburgh Cinema offers delightful fleshly made, locally sourced gourmet sandwich snacks and dessert goodies for all Event Cinema shows with an interval. For more information and how and when to order go to Web:  Aldeburgh Cinema Gourmet Interval Snacks
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Contact & Further Information
Telephone   +44 (0)1728 454 884
Mail   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gettinng There
- By Car
Aldeburgh is signposted down the A1094, off the A12 North of Norwich. There is plentiful parking.”
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