Enjoy a trip to the movies in South Kensington - from Sunday classics, family films and film festivals at Institut français, to blockbusters accompanied with live orchestras at the Royal Albert Hall, to post-war classics at Goethe-Institut, to enjoying the full cinematic experience in 3D at the Science Museum's IMAX screen. There are films for young and old here in South Kensington.
A master of the Film Noir à la française, Jean-Pierre Melville is celebrated through this season on his centennial. Reflecting the broad array of his talent, this selection of films includes Melville’s mythic and stylish Le Samouraï, Le Doulos and Le Silence de la mer.
From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big: Engineering Our World celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small.
Ciné Kids screenings cater to children aged 4 and over – and their families – so they can discover the best animated films. In English, French or French with subtitles. Including Despicable Me and Paddington.
An exquisite tale of self-discovery and tragic passion, enjoy the re-release of Brunel's classic starring Catherine Deneuve.
From clammy and gripping thrillers to hilarious comedies, seasoned directors comeback to debut films, all in all, expect glam, thrill and fun with the Spanish Film Festival!
The World Premiere of James Horner: A Life in Music is a celebration of the composer’s greatest music for film, including the epic scores to Braveheart, Titanic, Glory, Field of Dreams, Apollo 13, Avatar and Aliens.
This engaging drama follows popular stand-up comedian Astrid, whose unborn child has been diagnosed with Down’s syndrome. Her decision to keep the baby is much celebrated in the media. Things change when the child’s condition turns out to be worse.
Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) brings to the screen the groundbreaking comic book by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières. Followed by a Q&A with Jean-Claude Mézières and Pierre Christin.
Jean-Claude Mézières & Pierre Christin in Conversation. They will share and discuss with the audience what makes their collaboration unique, between political commentary and colourful art.
Casino Royale will be screened for the first time with the score performed live by a full symphony orchestra. The entire Bond score will be performed live, as the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra play David Arnold’s powerful score in sync with the film on the big screen.
The Festival of Film returns, celebrating the magic of the movies, while shining a spotlight on cinema’s most stunning scores. Packed with immersive movie and music experiences, including a host of screenings, concerts with a film flavour, exhibitions, talks and tours.
As a prelude to the 2017 Marathon, filmmaker and theorist Manthia Diawara and artist Sarah Morris discuss their recent films with filmmaker and author Alexander Kluge and professor and author Richard Sennett in a conversation moderated by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Surrounded by an army of little yellow minions and his impenetrable arsenal of weapons, super-villain Gru hatches a plan to steal the moon and is ready to vanquish all who stand in his way.
Over half-term, as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s Festival of Film, enjoy best-loved moments from Walt Disney’s original 1940 Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 on the big screen, with live music from the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.
Pressed for time, Ahti Ikonen, the captain of a large container ship, orders his crew to illegally unload cargo. When one of the crew dies, Ahti has to face the moral consequences. A stunningly shot insight into the global shipping industry.
Chaotic, alcohol-fuelled and very funny indeed, Comedians Cinema Club brings together the UK’s best comedians and forces them to improvise their way through movies. These movies are brash, hilarious, nothing like the originals, and a sure-fire blockbuster hit!
The Illuminating India events programme celebrates Indian art and culture as well as science, technology & innovation. Enjoy a special screening of Slumdog Millionaire and join Oscar-winners Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy for a very special Q&A.
The second comedy adventure of former super-villain Gru, his adorable girls, and the unpredictably hilarious Minions.
In the latest sequel of the series, Gru, his teammates Lucy, Margo, Edith and Agnes – and the Minions of course – set out for new adventures involving Gru’s long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother, Dru.
A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realise that city life is not at all what he had imagined…(In French)
Neighbours Hedi and Iva meet through Iva’s young daughter Sofia – the pawn in the fast evolving love affair between the two very different women. When Iva’s estranged father enters the picture, Hedi makes a calamitous move. A tense and challenging exploration of desire and power.
Disney’s live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told, is presented live in concert for the first time ever, with the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Harry Potter™ will return to the Royal Albert Hall with a sensational live orchestral screening of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™. Projected in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.
Barry Sonnenfeld’s delightfully twisted comedy fantasy The Addams Family (1991) will enjoy its world premiere screening accompanied by live orchestra as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s Festival of Film!
Feel the force of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a one-off spectacular family show featuring the most iconic music by John Williams from the Star Wars® films in a dazzling light show!
Steven Spielberg’s original summer movie blockbuster Jaws will be screened at the Hall for the first time, accompanied by a live performance of the iconic score which won John Williams his first Academy Award®.
Experience Earth like never before in a breath-taking portrait of the planet captured from the International Space Station on the biggest screen in Europe.
Meet the giant creatures – sabre-toothed cats, giant sloths, cave bears, dire wolves and mammoths – living in the frozen landscapes of our planet ten thousand years before modern civilization.