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

Various
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.

Spies in Disguise

9th & 16th Feb, 14th Mar
11am (Feb), 2pm (Mar)
Institut français
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When the world’s best spy is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer to save the world. The screening on 14 March will be followed by a facepainting workshop at 4pm

Kids

La Reine Des Neighes II

22 Feb
2pm
Institut français
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Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey.

Women Shaping the World

7th Feb - 29th Mar
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The Institut français addresses the issues and perspectives on women’s rights through a series of events, film screenings and discussions with and about women shaping the world.

Cinema Made in Italy

4th - 9th March
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Ciné Lumière teams up with Istituto Luce-Cinecittà and the Italian Cultural Institute in London for a 10th Anniversary edition of Cinema Made in Italy. Subtle, witty, moving, always inspiring, these films tell stories of transmission, cultural differences and give a taste of modern Italy.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

14th Feb - 12th March
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A hit at Cannes last year which received a Queer Palm and the Best Screenplay Award, Céline Sciamma’s film depicts the impossible romance in 18th century Brittany between Héloïse, a reluctant bride to be, and Marianne, a painter commissioned to do her wedding portrait.

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Radioactive

20-26 March
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Institut français
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Based on Lauren Redniss’s awardwinning graphic novel, Rosamund Pike stars as two-time Nobel Prize–winning scientist Marie Curie, highlighting the groundbreaking discoveries she made with her husband, Pierre (Sam Riley).

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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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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.

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.

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.

Family

The Gruffalo & The Snail and the Whale in Concert

29th May
2.15pm & 5pm
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 with live accompaniment from the BBC Concert Orchestra.. Followed by the world premiere of The Snail and Whale live in concert.

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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.

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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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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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Caroline Link: All About Me

26th February
7pm
Goethe-Institut
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Based on the memoirs of the popular German comedian Hape Kerkeling, whose childhood in the Ruhr area was shaped by coal dust and the carnival season, the young Hans-Peter discovers he has the gift of being able to make others laugh - except his mother - the one person whom he wants to see happy.