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Festival screenings take place at venues across London. Here you’ll find location, visitor and access information.

West End venues

Curzon Soho
Embankment Garden Cinema
Empire Haymarket
Odeon Leicester Square
Picturehouse Central
Prince Charles Cinema
Vue Leicester Square

Non-West End venues


BFI Southbank
Ciné Lumière
Curzon Chelsea
Curzon Mayfair
Hackney Picturehouse
Rich Mix

Leicester Square ticket office

North side (opposite Empire Cinema). Open 10:00-20:30 daily throughout the Festival.

Age restrictions

Children under 15 are not permitted to attend any Festival screenings unless the film has received a lower BBFC certificate or is part of our designated family strand. All screenings marked ‘F’ on the Festival Calendar are suitable for families.

Some films in the Festival programme are only suitable for over 18s due to graphic content. Films containing graphic material are indicated as clearly as possible on our website and will be flagged when purchasing tickets. More detailed information about the nature of individual works can be found in our brochure programme notes.

Anti-piracy policy

Cameras are not permitted in Festival screenings. Recording sound, taking pictures or filming during the screening is illegal and any person caught in the act of filming will be immediately expelled and pirated material seized. They may also be subject to legal action.

Ticket collection

Up until 5 October Festival tickets can be collected from the BFI Southbank Box Office counter from 11.00-20:30 daily. From 5 to 15 October we will have Box Offices at BFI Southbank, Vue West End, Embankment Garden Cinema and our Leicester Square ticket booth. These will be open from 11:00 to 20:30 daily. Alternatively, you can collect your tickets on the day of the performance at the relevant venue from one hour before the performance. Ticket holders for screenings at Prince Charles Cinema should collect their tickets from our Leicester Square ticket booth.

Missed out?

Extra tickets are released from Thursday 28 September, or try our returns queue at the venues 45 minutes before the start time.

Industrial Action

The BFI has been notified of the likelihood of industrial action by BECTU members at a number of screenings during the 2017 LFF at Picturehouse Central and Hackney Picturehouse. This action relates to a long-standing pay dispute between Picturehouse and BECTU members. The dispute does not involve BFI / LFF employees working at these venues or other LFF venues.

The current plan is that LFF screenings will go ahead as published at both Picturehouse Central and Hackney Picturehouse.

Ticket holders may, if they wish, exchange their tickets for an alternative screening of the same film or another LFF film of their choice (subject to availability).

For more details please contact the BFI LFF Box Office on box.office@bfi.org.uk

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