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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

In the Studio

More recent releases that you ought to see.

  • 45 Years

    45 Years

    Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay excel as a couple rocked by news from the past.
    6 - 25 Nov

  • Mia madre

    Mia madre

    A director struggles to hold her life together both on and off-set.
    13 - 26 Nov

  • 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

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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