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.

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Wild Heart

27th Mar
7pm
Goethe-Institut
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A portrait of the popular German punk band ‚Feine Sahne Fischfilet’ and their lead singerJan 'Monchi' Gorkow. The “most dangerous band of Western-Pomerania” was under surveillance by the regional branch of the Office of Protection of the Constitution, while its members were raging against racism, homophobia and neo-Nazis.

Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition

26th April - 17th Sept 2019
Design Museum Kensington
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Step inside the world of Stanley Kubrick, one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century. It will offer a unique insight into the director's vast archive through original props and costumes, set models and rare photographs, while tracing the design story behind Kubrick’s body of work.

Let there be Light & Panel Discussion

26th April
7.30-9.45pm
Science Museum
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Jim Al-Khalili and a panel of energy experts join the Museum to discuss the future of nuclear fusion and solar power, following a screening of the absorbing documentary 'Let There Be Light'.

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.

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In the Shadows

24th Apr
7pm
Goethe-Institut
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All that makes for a heist film is brought together in this Berlin-set film noir: a gangster just out of prison, an unpaid debt, a money transport and a corrupt cop. Directed with the precision and efficiency of a heist well planned and carried out.

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The Cut

29th May
7pm
Goethe-Institut
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At the time of the Armenian genocide a blacksmith sets out to search for his daughters who were able to escape from killings. His epic journey leads him from Turkey to Syria, Lebanon, Cuba and the USA. Following his films Head-On and The Edge of Heaven, this is the third and final part of Fatih Akin’s trilogy “Love, Death, and the Devil”.

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Bauhaus Spirit

26th Jun
7pm
Goethe-Institut
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In the year of the 100th anniversary of the legendary Bauhaus art school, the film celebrates its ideas, practices and people. A historical look at a utopia, including contemporary projects which prove that the Bauhaus spirit lives on.

IMAX: Hubble 3D

From 2 November
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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 Oscar™-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Hubble 3D explores the mysteries and grandeur of our celestial surroundings and offers a unique and inspiring look into the Hubble Space Telescope’s impact on the way we view the universe and ourselves.

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.

Skyfall in Concert

4th & 5th Oct
2.30pm & 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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For the first time ever, Skyfall will be screened with full orchestral accompaniment when it hits the big screen at the Royal Albert Hall. You will be able to experience Thomas Newman’s BAFTA-winning original score performed live by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in sync to the picture.

Kinoteka Polish Film Festival

4th - 18th April
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The 17th edition of the festival will showcase an exhilarating range of new Polish cinema and culture, as well as films never before shown in the UK, highlighting lesser known gems ripe for rediscovery, and celebrating work influenced by Polish masters.

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The White Crow

12th March, 22nd-31st March
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Ballet’s most famous star in the 50’s, Rudolf Nureyev stunned the world at the height of the Cold War, when he defected to the West. The White Crow charts how Nureyev plotted his flight in a game of cat-and-mouse with the Russian KGB aided by his great friend, the 21 year-old Parisian Clara Saint.

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Jefferson in Paris plus Q&A

21st March
6.20pm
Institut français
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Jefferson in Paris, screening of the film followed by a Q&A with Academy Award-winning costume designers Jenny Beavan & John Bright, as part of The Craft of Film: The Academy of motion Picture at Ciné Lumière

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European Classics

3rd - 31st March
2pm
Institut français
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European Classics are a series of great European classic films at Ciné Lumière at a very topical moment including Wings of Desire, The Conformist and Jamon Jamon.

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L'École buissonnière

30th & 31st Mar
11am & 2pm
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Paris 1930. Paul has never left the high walls of an austere suburban orphanage. When he is entrusted to Célestine and Borel, the joyful gamekeepers of a vast estate in Sologne, the scene is set for the boy to learn about the forest and its secret.

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Le Grand méchant renard et autres contes

17th & 23rd Mar
11am & 2pm
Institut français
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Enjoy this collection of three amusing and charming tales recounting the misfortunes and eccentricities of an eclectic menagerie.

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Dumbo (1941)

16th & 24th Mar
2pm & 11am
Institut français
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One morning, a stork delivers a new-born baby to Mrs. Jumbo, a female elephant. To her surprise, the offspring has disproportionately large ears.

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The Films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet

1st March - 1st June
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Goethe-Institut
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With partners, the Goethe-Institut London presents the first complete UK retrospective of the films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, who have crafted one of the most influential and controversial oeuvre in modern cinema. Screenings take place across several London venues.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back In Concert

21st - 23rd Sept
1:30pm, 2:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is presented live in concert for the first time in the UK. The second installment in the original trilogy of George Lucas’ classic saga will be projected in high-definition on the big screen, accompanied by the Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor Dirk Brossé.