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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.

We’re reopening (again!)

17 May

We can’t wait to welcome you back to our cinema, which will be reopening its doors from Monday 17 May, in accordance with government guidelines. We will be making sure every visitor is safe, with socially distanced seating, mask wearing and hand sanitisers throughout the building.

Full details of the safety measures

Booking now open.

We can’t wait to welcome you back to the cinema.

Keeping you safe at BFI Southbank
All events and previews

Events and previews

The latest film and TV, interviews and Q&As.

All film & TV seasons

Film and TV seasons

Carefully curated collections of film and TV by genre, theme, actor or director.

  • Near the Jugular

    Dream Palace

    We celebrate getting back in to the cinema with some of our favourite filmmakers and friends.

  • Robert Altman

    We pay tribute to one of the most distinctive and audacious American directors.

  • Her Voice

    Her Voice

    We invite you to revel in the artistry of these amazing Black women performers.

  • Big screen classics

    Big screen classics

    A collection of the best the big screen has to offer.

All film releases

Film releases

The latest cinema releases and key classics – many newly restored.

  • Nomadland

    Here’s your chance to see what the buzz is about, and marvel at Frances McDormand’s performance.
    17 May

  • Ammonite

    The latest from Francis Lee (God’s Own Country) is a love story of great intimacy and candour.
    17 May

  • Sound of Metal

    Riz Ahmed astounds in this empathetic story of a drummer who begins to lose his hearing.
    17 May

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

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