A trip to the movies

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 Beautiful Planet

Science Museum
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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.

Ciné Kids

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Institut français
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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 Ballerina, BFG and more.

The Craft of Film

22nd-28th Feb
Goethe-Institut
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The Craft of Film is a film series with the Barbican highlighting various crafts, from cinematography to costume design, that make films great. Films are followed by ScreenTalks and two separate masterclasses by leading filmmakers. Screenings at the Barbican.

Sunday French Classics

5th Feb - 26th March
2pm
Institut français
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The season of Sunday French Classics features newly restored great classics of French cinema in the beautiful Cine Lumiere.

Cinema Made in Italy

1st-5th March
Institut français
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This 7th edition of the festival brings a brand new array of cinematic delights, with an alluring line-up of recent Italian productions, including Q&A sessions with the film-makers.

Classical Music on Film

6th March
7pm
Royal Albert Hall
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In this special screening event, as part of the Hall’s Love Classical festival, documentary maker and master of music film, Christopher Nupen, will take us on a close-up tour of some of his most famous music films. Followed by a screening of Nupen’s legendary 1969 concert film The Trout.

Personal Shopper plus Q&A

8th March
6.30pm
Institut français
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Kristen Stewart plays Maureen, a high-fashion personal shopper who is also a medium. Grieving the recent death of her twin brother, she haunts his Parisian home, determined to make contact with him. Followed by a Q&A with costume designer Jurgen Doering.

Titanic Live

11th March 2017
2.30pm, 7.35pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Titanic Live returns to the Royal Albert Hall, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the beloved blockbuster. The event will see the film screened in high-definition, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

The Man who knew Infinity

13th March
6.30pm, 8.30pm
V&A
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Part of the 19th London Asian Film Festival. Set in 1913 colonial India, the improbable true story of a unique genius whose pivotal theories propelled him from obscurity into a world in the midst of war, and how he fought tirelessly to show the world the genius of his mind.

Tribute to Jacques Becker

19th & 26th March
2pm
Institut français
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Complementing the BFI season on Jacques Becker, Ciné Lumière will be showing two of his latest films, Les Aventures d’Arsène Lupin and Le Trou, offering the audience a chance to assess the diversity of his repertoire.

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Movies and Mechanoids Double Bill: The Terminator and Robocop

31st March
7-11pm
Science Museum
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This double bill presents arguably the two most iconic robots in screen history, beginning with James Cameron’s original 1984 thriller The Terminator, featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the time-travelling robot assassin stalking the streets of downtown LA

The Music of Bond

11th April
7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to London’s Royal Albert Hall to perform The Music of Bond, following its sensational sell-out performance in October 2015. Presented by A View to a Kill’s ‘Bond girl’ Fiona Fullerton.

Summer of Love

1st May - 5th July
Royal Albert Hall
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In this series of talks, screenings and performances, the Royal Albert Hall celebrate the iconic artists and creative minds so strongly linked with the building’s history, who together pushed pop culture to its limits.

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Guardian Live Movies and Mechanoids Double Bill: Ex Machina and A.I. Artificial Intelligence

5th May
7-11.45pm
Science Museum
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This movie double bill focuses on artificial intelligence, with two features whose themes are decreasingly classifiable as science fiction; in fact we’re heading ever closer to a world where these subjects are science fact.

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Brassed Off Live!

9th May
7pm
Royal Albert Hall
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British classic Brassed Off comes to the Royal Albert Hall for a special screening with live accompaniment by the brass band that inspired the story.

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

11th-13th May 2017
2pm, 7pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Harry Potte will make a magical Royal Albert Hall debut next year with a sensational live orchestral screening of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™

La Misanthrope

29th March
7.30pm
Institut français
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Theatre Broadcast from La Comédie-Française with the troupe and actors of the Académie de la Comédie-Française . This comedy is in 5 acts. The characters are placed outside a mansion that is being renovated instead of the cosy setting of a salon.

Titans of the Ice Age 3D

Science Museum
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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.

Robots 3D film

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Robots 3D showcases the latest developments – both successes and failures – of robotics around the world. and failures – of robotics around the world. 39 minute film.