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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 3D (U)

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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.

Inside Out 2

19th July
1.20pm
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A relaxed screening catered for children with sensory difficulties. Inside Out 2 returns to the mind of newly teenage Riley, just as headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new Emotions!

Under the sea 3D (U)

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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.

Top Gun: Maverick in Concert

27th Sept
7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Experience the Academy Award® winning blockbuster on the big screen, with Lorne Balfe, Harold Faltermeyer, Lady Gaga and Hans Zimmer's epic score performed live-to-picture by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Lorne Balfe himself.

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Sven O. Hill: Coup

31st July
7pm
Goethe-Institut
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This month's film is a deadpan comedy about twenty-two-year old Rüdi who lives a double life. A suit-wearing banker during the day and a rocker by night who defrauds his bank for millions.

Ocean Odyssey

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Embark on an extraordinary journey through Earth’s vast ocean highways with a baby humpback whale to uncover the secrets of ocean currents.

Ciné Lumière for under 25's

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If you love cinema, and you’re 25 years old or under, Ciné Lumière For A Fiver is for you! Whether you want to see the latest releases or discover French classics, attend special Q&As or explore world cinema, enjoy discounted tickets with no booking fees.

Antarctica 3D (U)

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With never-before-seen footage and the latest underwater filming techniques, this epic documentary transports you to the farthest reaches of this majestic land and reveals that what happens there affects every single one of us.

IMAX: The Ronson Theatre

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Experience this fully immersive IMAX, on one of the biggest cinema screens in the UK. With an IMAX laser 4k projector and an IMAX 70mm film projector, this experience is great for all cinema lovers. Regularly showing are scientific documentaries and the latest blockbuster releases.

Ghostbusters in Concert

26th Oct
7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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The beloved ‘80s sci-fi comedy, Ghostbusters, will join the Royal Albert Hall’s Films in Concert series: Watch Ivan Reitman’s original 1984 classic on the big screen at Halloween - all whilst Elmer Bernstein’s famous score is performed live by a full orchestra conducted by Peter Bernstein.