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BFI Southbank

A four-screen cinema venue showing over 2,000 classic and contemporary films each year, with film seasons, director and actor retrospectives, and extended runs of cinema classics. View over 1000 hours of free film and TV in the Mediatheque, visit the library and film shop, and enjoy two of the South Bank’s best restaurant bars.

Season highlights

All events

Events and previews

Your chance to catch the latest releases, and hear from film and TV personalities.

Extended runs

Plenty of chances for you to enjoy film classics, restorations and new releases.

  • True Romance

    True Romance

    Tony Scott’s fable-like romance is set within a Tarantino universe of bad guys, drugs and guns.
    20 Nov - 13 Dec

  • Doctor Zhivago

    Doctor Zhivago

    David Lean’s enthralling, five-Oscar®-winning historical romance stars Omar Sharif and Julie Christie.
    27 Nov - 30 Dec

  • When Harry Met Sally...

    When Harry Met Sally...

    When Nora Ephron penned this battle of the sexes, it became the ultimate modern romcom.
    11 - 28 Dec

  • Vivre sa vie

    Vivre sa vie

    Anna Karina gives possibly her best performance as a young woman who drifts into prostitution.

    1-21 Jan

  • Le Mépris

    Le Mépris

    A sumptuously stylish study of a rocky marriage, starring Brigitte Bardot and Michel Piccoli.

    1-28 Jan

  • Bande à part

    Bande à part

    Godard makes reinventing cinema look easy in this twist on the crime caper.
    2-26 Jan

  • The Assassin

    The Assassin

    Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s astonishing and elegant martial arts movie is a must-see on the big screen.
    22-31 Jan (continues in Feb)

  • Innocence of Memories

    Innocence of Memories

    A sumptuously stylish study of a rocky marriage, starring Brigitte Bardot and Michel Piccoli.

    29-31 Jan (continues in Feb)

In the Studio

More recent releases that you ought to see.

  • It’s a Wonderful Life

    It’s a Wonderful Life

    The festive classic is back on the big screen for you and your loved ones to enjoy!
    11 - 30 Dec

  • Scrooge


    Alastair Sim’s portrayal of Charles Dickens’ iconic character is considered by many to be the best.
    18 - 30 Dec

  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs

    Danny Boyle’s latest drama stars Michael Fassbender as the founder of Apple.
    1-14 Jan

  • Carol


    Todd Haynes’ sumptuous 1950s-set romantic drama about illicit love.
    1-20 Jan

  • Sunset Song

    Sunset Song

    Terence Davies’ moving drama about a strong young woman facing many adversities in the run up to WWI.
    22-31 Jan

All regular strands

Regular strands

Monthly screenings of experimental, archive, family, international and LGBT content.

More at BFI Southbank

  • BFI Shop

    BFI Shop

    Film and TV-related books, DVDs and gifts at BFI Southbank and online.

  • The BFI Reuben Library

    The BFI Reuben Library

    We provide free access to a huge collection of books, journals and documents about the world of film and television.

  • BFI Mediatheque

    BFI Mediatheque

    At BFI Southbank’s Mediatheque you can explore the riches of the BFI National Archive, for free.

  • Food and drink

    Food and drink

    Two great places to lounge, eat and drink when you visit.

BFI Southbank calendar

Programme changes
Updates to the printed BFI Southbank Guide.

25 and under

If you’re aged 16 to 25, head down to BFI Southbank 45 minutes before the film starts to grab a last-minute ticket for just £3.

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What's your favourite New Wave classic??

Cast your vote in our new Audience Choice screening.

We'll play the film that gets the most votes in NFT1 on Sun 10 January.

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BFI Membership

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Digital BFI Southbank Guide

December 2015 Guide
January 2016 Guide

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