Celebrating 100 Years of Aldeburgh Cinema

Aldeburgh Cinema Turns 100!

Aldeburgh Cinema was founded in 1919 and since then has shown thousands of films.  It’s as much a part of the Aldeburgh community today as it was back then.  This summer Aldeburgh Cinema will reach a milestone.

The little cinema on the Suffolk Coast will be 100 years old and will be celebrating with a year-long programme of events to celebrate this momentous occasion.

The sweet, cosy cinema celebrated its 100th birthday in style, with an event planned that Aldeburgh had never seen before!  Planned for Friday 9 August, the actual date of the Cinemas centenary, was ‘Cinema on the Beach’.  A screening of The Greatest Showman and Grease on a gigantic screen on Aldeburgh beach, free for crowds of up to 5000 to enjoy.

Aldeburgh Cinema on the Beach


The Show Must Go On!

Sadly, the British weather didn’t behave itself.  Whilst dry and warm, the 60 mph winds meant it wasn’t safe to put the huge screen on the beach.  Nevertheless, we will overcome and “The Show Must Go On”!

Relocated to being “Cinema in the Cinema” with three showings of each film on each day, Aldeburgh Cinema was busier than ever!

Aldeburgh Cinema

Proudly sponsored by both Ensors and Best of Suffolk, our Director Alex said a few words and thanked everyone that came to support the event.  Best of Suffolk are very much a part of the Aldeburgh community.  We like to support local events and community initiatives where we can.

Aldeburgh Cinema

Aldeburgh Cinema Celebration

Aldeburgh Cinema is great for the community, as it provides entertainment within Aldeburgh and a main focal point for the residents and visitors to congregate.  It’s iconic location on Aldeburgh’s prominent High Street means it can’t be missed.


Wonderful Evening

Finally, the Best of Suffolk team and clients thoughtfully enjoyed the evening on Friday and loved singing along to The Greatest Showman.

Aldeburgh Cinema

We had some drinks and some delicious food which was supplied by Adnams and Munchies.  All in all a great evening which reflected the success of the Cinema, despite the change of location!

Family Saturday

Thanks to the weather, screenings ran throughout the weekend. So on Saturday some of the Best of Suffolk team brought family to the early afternoon screening of Grease, followed by ice creams on the beach of course!

Aldeburgh Cinema Beach Fun

Best of Suffolk and Aldeburgh

Best of Suffolk was founded in 2006 with just six properties based in Aldeburgh.  Since then, we have grown organically for thirteen years and now proudly represent over 400 properties in and around Suffolk.

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