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.

IMAX: Hubble 3D

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Science Museum
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Join a team of space-walking astronauts as they perform one of the most difficult and important tasks in NASA’s history. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, Hubble 3D explores the mysteries of our celestial surrounding.

SAFAR Film Festival

7 - 16 July
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Institut français
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Featuring UK premieres, new releases and classics, accompanied by filmmaker discussions, SAFAR explores the devices used by Arab filmmakers to push cinematic boundaries, reclaim overlooked histories, and present new perspectives to audiences both at home and abroad.

Kensington + Chelsea Festival

1 July - 31 Aug
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Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
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K+C Festival returns with a programme, full of free and pay-what-you-can events. Be inspired by theatre, wowed by circus and try something new with a range of extraordinary talent spread right across the borough. The Festival re-imagines the borough’s well-known and less-discovered places.

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Asteroid Hunters 3D (U)

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Science Museum
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Narrated by Daisy Ridley, Asteroid Hunters 3D ventures into deep space for a fascinating look at asteroids, their cosmic origins and the potential threat they pose to our world.

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Best of César 2022

Til Sun 12 July 2022
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Institut français
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Discover a selection of films from this year's nominations by emerging as well as established directors. And as 2022 marks the recognition of women filmmakers by the French Film Academy, enjoy some greats including Aline, The Voice of Love by Valérie Lemercier, Happening by Audrey Diwan and Titane by Julia Ducournau.

The Luna Cinema at Kensington Palace

Wed 3 - Sun 7 August 2022
Doors 7pm Film 8:30pm
Kensington Palace
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Get ready for a summer of cinema under the stars as The Luna Cinema returns to Kensington Palace with an incredible line-up of fantastic film!

Japan House London Film Season: Windows on Mifune

Til Sun 14 August 2022
3pm-5pm
Japan House London
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Expanding on the themes of their exhibition Windowology: New Architectural Views from Japan, Japan House London is delighted to launch a series of free screenings offering different perspectives on the monumental figure of actor Mifune Toshirō (1920–1997). Tickets are free.

Films in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall

From 25 May 2022
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Royal Albert Hall
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Big film. Big orchestra! Reserve your seat for the up and coming Titanic, and due to phenomenal demand, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. New titles are on the way too, announcements in late March.

Titanic Live

Sun 10 July 2022
Starts: 1:30pm, 7:00pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Experience Titanic Live as part of the Royal Albert Hall Films in Concert series. Relive James Cameron’s 1997 romantic epic, which follows Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet) as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated voyage.

IMAX: The Ronson Theatre

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Science Museum
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Book your ticket to watch this fully immersive IMAX experience on one of the biggest screens in the UK. Experience the very best of digital and analogue cinema on one screen with Antarctica, A Beautiful Planet and Hubble all in 3D.

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Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert

Friday 23 September–Sunday 25 September 2022
Starts: 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Experience Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in concert in 2022 as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s Films in Concert series. Return of the Jedi (1983) sees Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and co. joined by Jabba the Hutt, Yoda and the Ewoks in an adventure across the galaxy as Darth Vader prepares to unleash the final blow to the Rebel Alliance.

Antarctica 3D (U)

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Science Museum
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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.

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.

Deep Sea 3D (PG)

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Science 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.