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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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.

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.

Great Films from Ciné Lumière

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Ciné Lumière reopens on 26th August with some fantastic films in their programme of events. For our youngest audience there's The Lost Prince, a father's world of magic begins to disappear as his daughter grows up, the classic and memorable Les Misérables, the award-winning comedy of manners Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie, and more!

The French Institute & Ciné Lumière Reopen 26 August!

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Enjoy the best of French and world cinema on the big screen and an exciting cultural programme with both onsite and online events. Why not also try French courses, the Library Click & Collect service or the Food & Drink Takeaway Pop Up? Hygiene and social distancing measures are implemented so you have the safest and most comfortable and pleasing experience.

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Mangrove

Wednesday 7 Oct 2020
7:30pm
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Another great film from Ciné Lumière. Steve McQueen’s rousing, urgent story of the Mangrove Nine is one of the Oscar-nominated director’s SMALL AXE anthology series for the BBC – five distinct films set in London’s West Indian community between the 1960s and 1980s. Powerful viewing!

Waiting for Tomorrow by Natacha Appanah

Thursday 8 October 2020
6pm
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Come and discuss Waiting for Tomorrow (translated by Geoffrey Strachan, Graywolf), multi-awarded author Nathacha Appanah’s poignant novel about family, cultural differences, art, and friendship. New to Paris, Anita and Adam meet at a New Year’s Eve party in Paris. Twenty years later, their marriage is feeling dull and monotonous, until the arrival of a new nanny.

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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.

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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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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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Relativity

27-28 Oct 2020
7:30pm
Goethe-Institut
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When Nora and Aron meet on the underground and fall in love, was it by chance or was it always meant to happen? As a physicist, Aron believes in relativity and in the theory that the future is as relevant to the present as the past.