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At St Austell White River Cinema

  • Birthday Parties



    Celebrate your child’s birthday at White River Cinema, St. Austell with our special birthday package which includes:

    Admission to the film (with reserved seating), Popcorn for each child, a kids size fizzy drink & a birthday cake for the group to share.

    Prices are currently £8.00 per child and there must be minimum of five children with at least two accompanying adults with each party who will pay child prices currently £5.80 each.

    For more details, contact the box office on 01726 66301, or email us at

    Please note: This package cannot be used with any other offer.


  • Conference Facilities

    White River Cinema, St. Austell is the perfect conference venue….

    White River Confrence

    White River Cinema is available for a variety of private functions, including product launched, conferences, school project presentations and small business meetings.

    Our venue has the advantage of the most up-to-date audio and visual equipment, with technical staff on hand to ensure that your individual requirements can be met. In addition, the stadium seating allows everyone attending to get an excellent view of the stage and screen

    The large foyer is perfect for hosting welcome drinks and there is plenty of room for buffet lunches to be served. It is large enough for exhibition stands if required,meaning that we can work with you to make your event unique and meet the standards that you would expect.CNV00043

    A range of welcome drinks and catering options can be provided (further details are available on request). Should a film be required, this can be sourced but costs may vary.For more information, please contact us on…
    Telephone: 01726 66301
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    The White River Cinema is pleased to announce a new series of events, The Senior screens will be showing a collection of films with the older viewers in mind. The Senior screen will run on alternate Thursdays with each performance starting at 11.00am. Ticket prices are only £4.00 each and this includes a tea or coffee.


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    Showing Thursday 26th Jan @ 11.00 am Tickets on sale soon


    Please note the Senior Screenings may not show during school holidays and if there are other events so please check our website or contact the box office.




    Il Trovatore – Royal Opera House Live

    Tuesday 31st January 2017

    sidebarInternational superstars Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian and Gregory Kunde lead a superb cast of world-class singers in this Verdi classic. Il trovatore is one of the great operas of the Romantic period, a story of passion and blood, love and vengeance, disaster and murder. New in the 2015/16 Season, this atmospheric and poetic staging by director David Bösch puts the story of passion against the backdrop of war. Fire and snow in the landscape echo the cruelty and love of the story: soldiers and gypsies clash, a mother reveals a terrible secret and two men are engaged in a deadly fight for one woman. The famous Anvil Chorus is just one of the highlights of Verdi’s exceptionally fine music, which captures the shifting emotions of the drama through impassioned love duets, fiery solos and stirring choruses.


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    Amadeus – NT Live

    Thursday 2nd February 2017

    img4641887_nt-live-amadeus-listings-image-portrait-ukNational Theatre Live Amadeus Venue listings copy Music. Power. Jealousy. Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God. After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.


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    Woolf Works – Royal Ballet Live

    Wednesday 8th February 2017

    img53570359_woolfThe pioneering literary work of Virginia Woolf is the inspiration for multi-award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor’s brilliant triptych for The Royal Ballet. McGregor has long been at the cutting edge of ballet, working with collaborators from across the artistic world, and in this critically acclaimed work he combines themes from three of Woolf’s landmark novels – Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves with elements of her letters, essays and diaries. Acclaimed British composer Max Richter



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    Saint Joan – NT Live

    Thursday 16th February 2017

    img44714492_joan144Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse. Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe. Josie Rourke (Coriolanus, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production.



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    The Sleeping Beauty – Royal Ballet Live

    Tuesday 28th February 2017

    img63534357_sleepinbeFirst choreographed to Tchaikovsk y’s great musical score by Marius Petipa in Russia in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty has wonderful ensembles, solos including the Rose Adageas Princess Aurora meets her suitors, and of course the concluding celebratory dances for the happy union of prince and princess. The Royal Ballet’s landmark staging was revived for the Company’s 75th anniversary celebrations in 2006.The designs by Oliver Messell, one of the greatest stage designers of the 20th century, were restored and updated for this production by Peter Farmer. The rich evocations of the baroque opulence of a royal court, the panoramic journey of the prince to the overgrown castle and the colourful characters in this famous fairytale make this Sleeping Beauty a spectacle like no other.


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    Hedda Gabler – NT Live

    Thursday 9th March 2017

    img34686746_hedda144“I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free… Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).



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    Madama Butterfly – Royal Opera House Live

    Thursday 30th March 2017

    img66560606_mbuttPuccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband. Much-loved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role for the first time at Covent Garden, in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s stunningly beautiful production. The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists’ romanticized views of Japan. Puccini’s music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by naval officer B.F. Pinkerton (sung by exciting young tenor Marcelo Puente) of his young, innocent bride. Well known moments include the impassioned aria ‘Un bel dì’ (One fine day) as the abandoned Cio-Cio-San clingsvainly to her dreams.Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano, acclaimed for his interpretations of Italian opera, conducts this intense and gripping journey from light and excitement to darkness and self-sacrifice


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    Thursday 6th April


    A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia’s upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.



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    Jewels – Royal Ballet Live

    Tuesday 11th April 2017

    img75445852_jewelsGeorge Balanchine’s evocation of the sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a brilliant ballet classic. The French Romantic music of Fauréprovides the impetus for the subtlety and lyricism of ‘Emeralds’, while the fire of ‘Rubies’ comes from Stravinskyand the jazz-age energy of New York. Grandeur and elegance complete the ballet with the splendour of Imperial Russia and the peerless music of Tchaikovsk y in ‘Diamonds’. Jewels is a masterclass in the many luminous facets of classical ballet and indeed of The Royal Ballet itself: the virtuoso choreography of Balanchine, the intensity of the soloists and the precision of the entire Company


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    Julius Caesar – Royal Shakespeare Company Live

    Wednesday 26th April

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    Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power. Our Rome season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre opens with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence. Following his sell-out productions of Tom Morton-Smith’s Oppenheimer (2014) and James Fenton’s adaptation of Don Quixote (2016), Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thrilling action as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control.




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    Anthony And Cleopatra – Royal Shakespeare Company Live

    Wednesday 24th May

    antony-and-cleopatraFollowing Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end. Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct, following his critically acclaimed productions of Othello (2015) and Much Ado About Nothing (2012).



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    The Dream/Symphonic Variations/Marguerite & Armand – Royal Ballet Live

    Wednesday 7th June 2017

    img34533706_thedreamThis gorgeous mixed programme demonstrates the great creative vision of Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. The Dream is Ashton’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s riotous comedy in which a forest sprite plays havoc, armed with a love potion. Symphonic Variationswas Ashton’s first work after World War II, and one of the Company’s first to be performed on the huge main stage of the Royal Opera House, in 1946. With six dancers performing a series of quartets, duets, sextets and solos to Franck’s brooding Variations symphoniques, this seminal masterpiece celebrates the pure beauty of movement. Marguerite and Armand is Ashton’s beautiful and emotional retelling of a well-known story, familiar to us through Verdi’s opera La traviata. Ashton famously created this poignant ballet on Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in 1963


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    Otello – Royal Opera House Live

    Wednesday 28th June 2017

    img1960754_otelloWorld-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmannmakes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner. A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi’s Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses. Particular highlights include Otello and Desdemona’s rapturous love duet and Desdemona’s poignant ‘Willow Song’. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece.


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  • Subtitled performances this week at White River Cinema


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    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Wednesday 18th Jan @ 5:30 pm

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    Volume lowered and lights left on throughout. Each person must have a ticket & there must be at least one under 3 year old in each group. Meerkat Movies excluded from this performance. All tickets £3.00 each. 



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  • Autism Friendly Screenings

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    These screenings will then run every 6 weeks on a Saturday, in a programme of screenings with some of the other WTW Cinemas in Cornwall.

    William Burt, manager of White River Cinema commented ‘We are very pleased to be running these screenings, having trialled them at our sister cinema in Truro recently. The screenings will have no adverts and will have the lights left on and the sound turned down a little.’



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