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Relaxed screenings

Relaxed Screening: The Lady Eve

Barbara Stanwyck gets more than she bargained for as a con-artist trying to swindle a handsome millionaire (Henry Fonda).

Welcome to an accessible screening for people who prefer a relaxed cinema environment.

Tickets can be booked in advance either online, in person or by calling (020 7928 3232), or by emailing the Box Office (box.office@bfi.org.uk).

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USA 1941
Dir Preston Sturges
With Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn
Certificate U
A BFI release

Relaxed screenings are presented for individuals on the autism spectrum and / or anyone with learning disabilities, and their carers and assistants. See our Relaxed Screenings page at bfi.org.uk/relaxed

Con-artist Jean Harrington (Stanwyck) manipulates her way through life, getting what she wants with skill, charm and charisma. On a cruise she meets Charles ‘Hopsie’ Pike (Fonda), a gullible millionaire and snake scientist, who falls for her in a heartbeat. But then he learns of her past... In one of her most memorable roles, Stanwyck portrays a confident, witty, resourceful woman in pursuit of revenge – and love. The chemistry between Stanwyck and Fonda is electrifying, and with Charles Coburn lending sterling support as Harrington’s partner in crime, this screwball classic – hilarious, wild and romantic – remains one for all best-film lists.

Tickets £3

Our relaxed screening adjustments include:

  • For this screening doors will open 30 minutes before the screening start time.
  • No trailers will be shown.
  • The programme will be introduced.
  • Customers will be able to choose their own seats in the auditorium, but we will do our best to accommodate any specific seating requests.
  • Our house lights will remain on a low level throughout the screening, and the volume will be turned slightly down.
  • Please feel free to move around in the auditorium and make noise.
  • There will be a safe space for customers to use if they need to leave the auditorium.

We welcome your feedback on our relaxed screenings. More details about how to do this coming shortly.


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