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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

  • Katherine Hepburn

    Katharine Hepburn

    This dynamic talent blazed a trail for Hollywood women and gave us a delightful screen legacy.

  • Eric Rohmer

    Eric Rohmer

    It’s time to reassess one of film’s most consistently rewarding artists.

			8th BFI Future Film Festival

    Věra Chytilová

    In our tribute to one of the key filmmakers of the 60s, we pay homage to Chytilová’s consistent moral vision and innovation.

  • TV’s Forgotten dramas: Rediscovering British television’s neglected plays

    TV’s Forgotten dramas

    Rediscover a variety of classic plays that have rarely been seen since their original transmission.

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.

  • The Tales of Hoffmann

    The Tales of Hoffmann

    Powell and Pressburger’s newly restored musical phantasmagoria is the stuff of beautiful nightmares.

    27 Feb - 19 Mar

  • The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story

    Cukor’s classic about a society wedding threatened by scandal is a highpoint of sophisticated Hollywood comedy.

    13 Feb - 14 Mar


Life of Riley

    Life of Riley

    Alain Resnais’ final film is another example of his inventiveness and wit.

    6 – 19 March

  • Blade Runner: The Final Cut

    Blade Runner: The Final Cut

    Ridley Scott’s sci-fi opus is a grand cinematic synthesis of sound, image and thought-provoking drama that demands to be seen on the big screen.
    3 - 30 Apr

  • German Concentration Camps Factual Survey (1945/2014)

    German Concentration Camps Factual Survey (1945/2014)

    A brilliant, thought-provoking documentary, finally complete.
    16 - 29 Apr (continues in May)

  • Cry of the City

    Cry of the City

    This vivid depiction of life in New York’s Little Italy anticipates the films of Scorsese.
    17 - 30 Apr (continues in May)

In the Studio

More recent releases that you ought to see.

  • Whiplash


    A musical protégé clashes with his inspirational teacher in a thrilling battle of wills.

    27 Feb - 19 Mar

  • Maidan


    A remarkable eye-witness account of the protests in Kiev’s Independence Square.

    20 Feb - 5 Mar

  • Testament of Youth

    Testament of Youth

    Vera Brittain’s emotive WWI memoir is beautifully translated to film.

    6 - 19 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.

Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder survey

Following our latest blockbuster season, we’re interested in your relationship with films and the impact they have on you.

Let us know what you think

What's your favourite Robert Altman film?

Cast your vote in our new Audience Choice screening.

We'll play the film that gets the most votes in NFT1 on Sun 19 April

Vote now!

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