TV & films

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

While other cinemas are just starting to re-open this weekend, Abbeygate Cinema, in Bury St Edmunds, is seizing the opportunity to open a brand new auditorium, bringing the Hatter Street venue up to three screens.

Blockbuster entertainment is returning to Ipswich Cineworld from this weekend.

An independent cinema is getting ready to open its new 180-seater premier screen to the public after months of work.

Up to 3.7 million over-75s will be asked to pay the BBC’s TV licence fee as across-the-board free licences are scrapped - do you qualify for a free licence?

East Anglia will relive its associations with Charles Dickens and the recent film version of The Personal History of David Copperfield when two of the principal filming locations team up for a watch-along event.

The X-Men movies are 20 years old. But, before Halle Berry conjured up her first storm or Hugh Jackman’s blades sliced through his knuckles, cinema had fallen out of love with costumed comic book characters. But, once the X-Men arrived, blockbusters changed forever.

There’s nothing quite like a night out at the movies, enjoying some big screen action and adventure or perhaps a laugh or two with a timeless comedy, and that experience is made even more enjoyable by the event taking place under a brilliant star-filled sky.

Suffolk’s official film office has launched a new database of local TV and film professionals to help kickstart the industry following the coronavirus lockdown.

Cinema and live entertainment is heading outdoors this summer. Drive-in is the new night out and across Suffolk and East Anglia a new type of open-air festival is being staged so people can have fun times after months of being shut in and locked down.

Suffolk-based physical theatre company Gecko have just completed a new feature film for the BBC exploring our need to care for everyone as society becomes more complex

Are you brave enough to bare it all on a daring TV dating series?

A cinema in Bury St Edmunds is introducing a concierge to greet customers, a dedicated hand wash point and distanced allocated seating among measures to prepare for reopening.

The comedy sci-fi romance Back to the Future was the utilmate ‘80s movie. It was fast, fun and made you feel that it was good to be alive. So why was it so good and what did the cast do next?

Arts and live entertainment are still hard to come by as theatres cannot come out of lockdown but drive-ins could provide that live experience

As cinemas reopen after lockdown, we take a look at when venues are opening their doors and what movies will be on offer

Cinema chain Cineworld have revealed they are ready to reopen screens in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill as the coronavirus threat level is reduced.

Leiston Film Theatre, Suffolk’s oldest cinema, is planning to reopen to the public in July after nearly three months of lockdown.

Hollywood legend Clint marks a major milestone this weekend. Our arts editor takes a look at a rather remarkable life.

Comedy musician Jon Courtenay, who wowed the judges in Britain’s Got Talent, has told of his fond memories of growing up near Ipswich - and how he hopes to revisit once lockdown ends.

A talented young singer from Bury St Edmunds has received a standing ovation from the Britain’s Got Talent celebrity judges and the audience.

A girl from Bury St Edmunds will reveal her talent to judges tonight on a prime time television show.

Author Iain Maitland looks set to provide TV audiences with the next big TV crime drama. As his new book comes out, he talks about his love of setting his thrillers in East Anglia and getting under the skin of his heroes and villains

The majesty of the natural world is something many of us haven’t seen for over a month now. If you are feeling trapped by your four walls here are some epic movies which could broaden your horizon

As lockdown continues, cinemas are finding ingenious ways to stay in touch with their audiences and add a splash of showbiz glamour into our increasingly restricted lives.

Jimmy Doherty will host Spring at Jimmy’s Farm, which begins on Thursday, April 30

The independent cinema is pioneering a new world streaming service to provide audiences with new films during lockdown.

A student paramedic from Capel St Mary has become the first contestant to ‘Beat The Chasers’ in ITV’s new spin-off quiz show.

Al Pacino is an actor that demands a lot of respect. He is a performer who always makes interesting choices and has never taken to easy route to fame and fortune. As he marks his 80th birthday we select the five films that mark him out as the greatest actor of his generation

Did you see comedy musician Jon Courtenay, who grew up in Suffolk, wowing the judges in Britain’s Got Talent?

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