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BFI Southbank

A four-screen cinema venue showing a huge selection of classic and contemporary films each year, with new and re-releases, film seasons, and director and actor retrospectives.

Update on BFI Southbank reopening

We are very pleased to welcome you back to BFI Southbank from 1 September 2020.

We’ve been extremely touched by the amount of love, support and goodwill we have had from audiences, partners, supporters and filmmakers over the past few months, and we hope that you’ve continued to enjoy our programme at home on BFI Player.

Film is an unrivalled way to tell stories, inspire and unite us, and we can’t wait to welcome you back to share the big screen experience.

The health and safety of our audiences and staff is our first priority. I want to thank BFI staff who have worked so hard to make our reopening as safe as possible for you all. You will find some changes on your return, some of which are outlined below.

If you have questions or concerns, our team are here to help.

Ben Roberts, BFI Chief Executive

We want to welcome you back as safely as possible. Health and Safety measures will include:

- Regular deep cleaning, including after every screening
- Advanced booking and e-tickets only
- Social distancing in cinemas, with assigned seating
- Dedicated queues for each screen and different entry and exit points
- Fully trained staff wearing PPE

We’d also love to know what you think, so have been emailing audiences to ask how you’d like to experience BFI Southbank as we return.

More details about the programme for reopening, booking dates and health and safety measures can be found of our news pages and in our FAQs.

In the meantime, our Riverfront bar is now open for take away drinks and snacks so come and enjoy a drink by the river in the sunshine.

We hope you continue to enjoy BFI Player. Our shop at BFI Southbank remains closed, but you can check out our range of DVDs and other film essentials, available online from the BFI Shop.

Thank you for continuing to support the BFI. It means a lot to us.

The full September programme will go live on the website 14 August. Tickets for screenings in September will go on sale to BFI Patrons on 19 August, BFI Members on 20 August and to the general public on 24 August.

Keeping you safe at BFI Southbank

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