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BFI Families

Free Films for Families

Did you know that we have films at BFI Southbank just ready and waiting for you to watch – all for free! In our amazing Mediatheque you can sit down in front of a viewing screen and call up many weird and wonderful titles which have been digitised from our archive. You can watch anything from full length feature films to old cinema adverts, TV children’s programmes and documentaries… great fun for young and old alike!

The Mediatheque is free but booking may be advisable, especially at the weekends.

Opening times

Mon closed (except Bank Holidays)
Tue 12:00 – 20:00
Wed 12:00 – 20:00
Thu 12:00 – 20:00
Fri 12:00 – 20:00
Sat 12:30 – 20:00
Sun 12:30 – 20:00

Book in advance: 020 7928 3232

Education and community group bookings available for Tuesday mornings. To book call 020 7849 4481.

Among our collections are...

• The Box of Delights – A special collection for younger audiences and nostalgic grown ups!
• The Kids Are Alright – recapture those long – lost teatimes with the best of British children’s TV from the 50s to the 90s!
• March Hares and Easter Bunnies – A warren of wonder awaits in our Alice inspired collection (some films in this section may not be suitable for children under 12)
• Or how about Dickens’ classics such as Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Little Dorrit and more!
• There are also animations, children’s film foundation films, old adverts and any number of weird and wonderful films to explore...and the best part is, it’s absolutely free!

So do come to BFI Southbank to enjoy these films together!


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