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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.

  • Greg Dyke

    Greg Dyke introduces Cabaret

    The outgoing chair of the BFI board of governors introduces a film that has inspired him.

    Feb 11, 2015 6:25 PM

  • Freeheld

    Preview: Freeheld

    This moving true story, starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page, is as much about gay rights as true love.

    Feb 17, 2016 6:30 PM

  • Chronic

    Preview: Chronic

    Tim Roth stars as a carer for the terminally ill in this intimate study of grief and isolation.

    Feb 18, 2016 6:30 PM

Extended runs

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

  • Innocence of Memories

    Innocence of Memories

    A multi-layered melding of fiction and fact, about Nobel prize-winner Orhan Pamuk and his museum.

    29 Jan-11 Feb

  • The Lady Eve

    The Lady Eve

    This wild, unruly screwball is as mad, funny and romantic (with venom) as Sturges gets.
    5-17 Feb

  • The Palm Beach Story

    The Palm Beach Story

    A well-meaning woman ditches her husband to find a richer man in Sturges’ outlandish and irresistible film.
    5-17 Feb

  • Psycho


    An unforgettably fine cinema classic, about a fateful weekend at the Bates Motel.
    2-13 Mar

  • Vertigo


    Widely recognised as Hitchcock’s best, this haunting drama stars James Stewart and Kim Novak.
    2-16 Mar

  • Hitchcock/Truffaut


    Kent Jones’ excellent documentary about a historic encounter between two cinema greats.
    4-16 Mar

In the Studio

Our state-of-the-art auditorium is the perfect place to enjoy digital screenings in an intimate setting.

  • Innocence of Memories

    Innocence of Memories

    A multi-layered melding of fiction and fact, about Nobel prize-winner Orhan Pamuk and his museum.

    29 Jan-11 Feb

  • Taxi Tehran

    Taxi Tehran

    Jafar Panahi’s playful film is set and shot from inside a car as a driver chats to his passengers.
    5-18 Feb

  • The Forbidden Room

    The Forbidden Room

    Guy Maddin’s gleeful, hypnotic and totally deranged movie is a cinematic treat.
    12-24 Feb

  • The Lady in the Van

    The Lady in the Van

    A brilliant Maggie Smith stars as a destitute old woman who befriends the playwright Alan Bennett.
    19 Feb–3 Mar

  • Room


    A moving story about life in captivity, the resilience of young minds and the powerful bonds of parenthood.
    26 Feb–10 Mar

  • Shooting Stars

    Shooting Stars

    This wonderful 1928 silent film revolves around a love triangle in a busy film studio.
    4–16 Mar

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.

Screenings of Hail, Caesar! in the Feb printed programme have been cancelled as the release date has been postponed. Check back soon for details of Mar/Apr screenings.

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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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Digital BFI Southbank Guide

February 2016 Guide
March 2016 Guide

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