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.

Jean-Pierre Melville Season

On until 1st Oct
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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.

Dream Big 3D Film

On til 13th Nov
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Science Museum
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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

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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 Despicable Me and Paddington.

Belle de Jour

18th - 21st Sept
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An exquisite tale of self-discovery and tragic passion, enjoy the re-release of Brunel's classic starring Catherine Deneuve.

The Spanish Film Festival

21st - 24th Sept
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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!

James Horner: A Life in Music

24th Oct
7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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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.

Goethe-Kino: 24 Hours

27th Sept
7pm
Goethe-Institut
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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.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets + Q&A

30th Sept
6pm
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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.

Valerian & Laureline Disclosed

30th Sept
4.30pm
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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 in Concert

30th Sept & 1st Oct
2.30pm, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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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.

Festival of Film

1 Oct - 3 Nov
Royal Albert Hall
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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.

Guests, Ghosts, Hosts: With Manthia Diawara, Alexander Kluge, Sarah Morris and Richard Sennett

6th Oct
7-10pm
Serpentine Galleries
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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.

Despicable Me

22nd Oct
11am
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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.

Disney Fantasia - Live in Concert

23rd Oct
1.30pm, 6.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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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.

Goethe-Kino: Deadweight & Q&A

25th Oct
7pm
Goethe-Institut
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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.

Late Night Laughs - Comedians Cinema Club

27th Oct
9.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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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!

Slumdog Millionaire + Q&A

27th Oct
7.30-10.30pm
Science Museum
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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.

Despicable Me 2

28th Oct
2pm
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The second comedy adventure of former super-villain Gru, his adorable girls, and the unpredictably hilarious Minions.

Despicable Me 3

29th Oct
11am
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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.

Paddington

4th & 5th Nov
11am, 2pm
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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)

Goethe-Kino: Don't Look at me that way

29th Nov
7pm
Goethe-Institut
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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 in Concert: Beauty & the Beast

9th December
2pm, 6.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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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 and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert

27th-28th April 2018
1pm, 6pm, 7pm
Royal Albert Hall
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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.

The Addams Family in Concert

26th Oct
7pm
Royal Albert Hall
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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!

Symphonic Star Wars

29th Oct
3pm, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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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!

Jaws in Concert

21st October
2.30pm, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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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®.

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.

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

Science Museum
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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.