By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Apr 27, 2018 at 8:36 AM

Dang it, Riverside Theater! We just got over the snow and cold of the winter that refused to end – and now you announce a Christmas movie? I want to be mad ... but I'll be damned if the event doesn't sound absolutely delightful.

On Friday, Nov. 23, the Riverside will present a special screening of the 2003 hit holiday romantic comedy "Love Actually" – and, as a bonus, the screening will come accompanied live by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, performing the score alongside the film. 

For those who haven't seen "Love Actually," the Richard Curtis rom-com stars every British performer you've ever liked (Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley, Martin Freeman, the dearly departed Alan Rickman, the list goes on) as a bunch of randomly intertwined Brits navigating the complications of love during the Christmas season. 

Tickets for the screening go on sale beginning Friday, May 4, at noon. And even though nobody wants to think about snow or winter or the holiday season right now, go get a pair of tickets and take a date this holiday season. It's certainly a much more romantic idea than standing outside your crush's house professing your love with cue cards while their significant other is, like, right inside. 

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.