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We're recruiting for a new Team Member to join the Ipswich Film Theatre team as we reopen our doors. As a Team Member, you’ll be responsible for making sure every customer has an unrivalled independent cinema experience. You’ll be out there as the face of the Ipswich Film Theatre, meeting, greeting…

Rush To Judgment: Our Terminator Double Feature

By Sean Chrysanthou … On Saturday 5th June we launch our Double Features with a Terminator double: the 1984 classic on 35mm followed by the 1991 sequel for its 30th Anniversary. A movie about a cyborg... sent back in time... to kill the mother of mankind’s last hope in a future war against…

Darius Marder's Sound Of Metal and Accessible Cinema

The first film in our reopening programme is Darius Marder's directorial debut, Sound Of Metal. A profound narrative about deafness and deaf identity; the BAFTA-winning Sound Of Metal is an immersive cinematic experience driven by a visceral soundscape and rich performances from Riz Ahmed and…

Suffolk Shorts Comes To IFT

Suffolk Shorts is a new short film festival taking place in Ipswich in 2021.  … We believe that short films are the future. Telling a story in a short film takes skill and determination, but it also frees you from the constraints and influences often associated with features or traditional…

IFT Launches Score Masters

February marks the birthday month of film composers John Williams and the late Jerry Goldsmith. Ipswich Film Theatre was due to celebrate with a special weekend of films devoted to the work of both artists, but due to the UK's national shutdown it was necessary to cancel this weekend. We’re…

Coup 53 Returns to IFT At Home

After an unplanned hiatus, Taghi Amirani and Walter Murch's documentary, COUP 53, returns to IFT At Home. This BAFTA and OSCAR qualifying documentary will be available to rent at home for a limited time from 8th January.  … While making a documentary about the CIA/MI6 coup in Iran in 1953, Iranian…

Happy New Year from the IFT team!

It's impossible to start any New Year's message without a heartfelt thank-you to all our customers who have purchased tickets in our virtual cinemas, donated valuable funds and sent messages of support throughout 2020. This year has seen us all experience extraordinary circumstances, and while…

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