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.

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 Despicable Me and Paddington.

A Beautiful Planet 3D (U)

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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. See fantastic images of the Earth from the Space Station and gain a new understanding of how wonderful and unique our planet is.

Under the sea 3D (U)

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Science Museum
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Narrated by Jim Carrey and using incredible 3D technology, Under the Sea will leap off the screen and take you on a fascinating journey to discover the mysteries of the ocean floor.

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Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert

23-25 Oct 2020
2:30pm, 7:30pm commences
Royal Albert Hall
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Experience Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in concert in 2020 as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s Films in Concert series, with Oscar-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live by the incredible London Symphony Orchestra, led by Ludwig Wicki.

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The Matrix Live

28 Oct 2020
7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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As Part of the Films in Concert series, experience The Matrix live, as composer Don Davis himself conducts his iconic original score on stage.

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Luna Winter Cinema

15th - 22nd Dec
Between 4:15 - 8:15pm
Kensington Palace
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The Luna Cinema, the UK’s leading producer of open air and pop up film screenings, is back with its festive cinema, The Luna Winter Cinema, offering audiences the chance to enjoy classic festive films on the big screen.

The Irishman

14th Dec - 5th Jan
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Institut français
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Based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt, Martin Scorsese’s epic saga follows Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran (Robert De Niro), a union official with connection to the mafia, and who allegedly murdered his friend and controversial union leader, Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino), at the behest of the Bufalino crime family.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in Concert

2-3 Oct 2020
1:30pm; 7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Experience The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in concert in 2020 as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s Films in Concert series with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a choir.

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The Best Of The West End

9 March 2020
Royal Albert Hall
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The Best of the West End returns, presenting once again a stunning collection of some of the greatest music from stage & screen, with classic songs from Les Miserables • Mamma Mia! • Aladdin • Everybody’s Talking About Jamie • Hairspray • The Greatest Show • A Star is Born • The Phantom of the Opera and many more.

Family

Relaxed Performance: The Gruffalo & The Snail and the Whale in Concert

29th May 2020
11:30am
Royal Albert Hall
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Join Mouse on a daring adventure though the deep dark wood, voiced by Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, James Corden, John Hurt and Tom Wilkinson. Followed by the world premiere of The Snail and Whale live in concert. This performance is suitable for children and adults with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities

The Terminator

28 May 2020
7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Experience the UK premiere of James Cameron’s groundbreaking cult classic The Terminator as oart if the Films in Concert series. Screened on a vast HD screen whilst Brad Fiedel’s signature synthesizer-led, percussive score is performed live by The Avex Ensemble in-sync with the 1984 motion picture.

Brassed Off Live

15 April 2020
7pm
Royal Albert Hall
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British classic Brassed Off returns to the Royal Albert Hall for a special screening with live accompaniment by the brass band that inspired the story.

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Deep Sea 3D (PG)

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Natural History Museum
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Swim alongside some of the most exotic creatures on the planet, from the bizarre Rainbow Nudibranch to the Giant Pacific Octopus. Narrated by Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, Deep Sea 3D transports you below the ocean surface on a unique underwater adventure.

London Short Film Festival: Rainer Kohlberger

13th Jan
7-8.40pm
Science Museum
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The Science Museum are hosting a co-curated evening of science and film art celebrating the work of Rainer Kohlberger. Using hypnotic flicker effects, white noise and intense psychedelic imagery, Kohlberger’s experimental work will take you on an unforgettable audio visual journey.