News Posts: 2020

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…

IFT Receives Support Through the Culture Recovery Fund This Christmas

Ipswich Film Theatre is one of more than 200 independent cinemas across England that are being supported this Christmas with £16 million in grants from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. 202 cinemas have received funding so far from a £30 million pot allocated by the British Film…

IFT Partners with Glasgow Film Festival for 2021

UPDATE: Due to the lockdown restrictions affecting most of Scotland, and the rest of the UK, Glasgow Film Festival 2021 (GFF21) will now take place online only, on the festival dates: 24 February to 7 March.  … Plans to show in-cinema screenings of selected titles will be reviewed by GFF’s…

Score Masters: A Celebration of Music in Film

February marks the birthday month of film composers John Williams and the late Jerry Goldsmith, and we're celebrating with a special weekend of films devoted to the work of both artists. SCORE MASTERS: JOHN WILLIAMS & JERRY GOLDSMITH commences a regular strand bringing the art of film scoring…

A Tribute to Sean Connery

This month we celebrate the late Sir Thomas Sean Connery, who passed away in October 2020, aged 90. Connery made his uncredited debut in 1954 musical, LILACS IN THE SPRING, and went on to grudgingly enjoy four decades of stardom. Between 1962 and 1967 he played James Bond in five extraordinarily…

We Reopen on January 1st... Happy New Year!

Ipswich Film Theatre is reopening on 1st January 2021. After a long and difficult year the acclaimed independent cinema in Ipswich’s Town Hall is finally reopening its doors with a programme of extraordinary new and classic films to celebrate the breadth of cinema from around the world. The IFT is…

Joseph McBride discusses John F. Kennedy and the 1960 Primary

We are delighted to present an exclusive Q&A with Joseph McBride, who kindly agreed to talk to us as part of our U.S. election season. McBride is a film historian and associate professor in the Cinema department at San Francisco State University. In 1960 he worked on John F. Kennedy’s primary…

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