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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.

New release

  • I, Daniel Blake

    I, Daniel Blake

    This Palme d’Or-winning hymn to human dignity is one of Ken Loach’s finest, and most moving, achievements.
    Opens 21 October

All events

Events and previews

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

All film & TV seasons

Film and TV seasons

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

  • Black Star season artwork

    Black Star

    A season of film, TV and special events which celebrates black screen talent.

  • French Noir season artwork

    French Noir

    The French brought a poetic sensibility to film noir with films such as Pépé le Moko, La Bête humaine and Rififi. Peer into the shadows, where criminals hide out and lovers lurk…

  • The Cult of John Carpenter season artwork

    The Cult of John Carpenter

    This season celebrates a true alchemist of sound and vision. Don’t miss cult classics such as Halloween (new digital restoration), Starman, Escape From New York and They Live.

All film releases

Film releases

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

  • I, Daniel Blake

    I, Daniel Blake

    This hymn to human dignity is one of Ken Loach’s finest, and most moving, achievements.
    Opens 21 October

  • American Honey

    American Honey

    Andrea Arnold dazzles with a sun-soaked and tune-filled epic about door-to-door teenage magazine sellers travelling the American highways.
    Opens 21 October

  • Boyz n the Hood

    Boyz n the Hood

    Will Tre (Cuba Gooding Jr) and his mates be able to escape a life of police harassment, drug addiction, poverty and gang violence?
    Opens 28 October

  • Napoleon


    Abel Gance’s heroic depiction of the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte is an undisputed cinema landmark.
    Opens 13 November

  • In the Heat of the Night

    In the Heat of the Night

    They call him MR Tibbs! Sidney Poitier excels as a detective who faces racism while working on a murder case.
    Opens 18 November

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More about BFI Southbank

Your visit

  • Food and drink

    Food and drink

    Two great places to lounge, eat and drink when you visit.

  • 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.


Digital BFI Southbank Guide

October-November 2016 Guide

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