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BFI Southbank

Movie Theater and Indie Movie Theater
London, London
  • An Autumn Afternoon (Sanma no aji): 3:40pm
  • George Harrison: Living in the Material World: 6:30pm
  • Moonlight: 4:00pm 8:10
  • Multiple Maniacs: 6:00pm 7:50
  • Taxi Driver (1976): 3:30pm 6:00 8:15
  • Nigel H.
    "2000 films or TV programmes from the archive."(6 Tips)
    David W.
    "free mediatheque."(3 Tips)
    Chris R.
    "London Film Festival and BFI Flare"(2 Tips)
    Jeffrey J.
    "Comfortable seats, good cocktails & great films!"(6 Tips)
109 Tips and reviews
  • films
  • comfortable seats
  • archives
  • mediatheque
  • wifi
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  • Thibault L.
    Movies! Cinema! Films!
  • George S.
    George Stein1 week ago
    Great selection of classic and foreign films. Worth checking frequently what's on!
  • prima f.
    prima filiSeptember 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Very good selection of movies, and nice artsy vibe. Love coming here.
  • Tomfoolery
    TomfooleryAugust 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome place! Always have an amazing selection of films. Small complaint is the hot water only bathroom taps (us enviro folk like to fill up our water bottles and not constantly buy plastic)
  • O L.
    O LJuly 31, 2016
    Very comfortable seats. Great projection. Excellent film listings, both old and new. Make sure you arrive early as there's no adverts.
  • Alison P.
    Alison PaulMarch 11, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    This used to be one of my favourite bars in London but the revamp they've done has changed this. It's now overcrowded and takes about 15 min to get served. Sad times as I used to love it here!
  • Ged C.
    Ged CarrollJanuary 28, 2016
    The best place for cinema in London
  • Mike B.
    Mike BarnardDecember 22, 2015
    The ideal place to see a film on London.
  • Arwa F.
    Arwa FlembanNovember 4, 2015
    Great cause
  • Nick F.
    Nick FrancisOctober 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great arts cinema
  • Alan M.
    Alan MortonOctober 5, 2015
    Biggest cinema in the UK amazing
  • Dave M.
    Dave MarshallSeptember 5, 2015
    The bassette
  • Dave M.
    Dave MarshallSeptember 5, 2015
    The lemon posset comes shovelled over with black currants. Don't get it.
  • Konstantina M.
    Konstantina MarkopoulouSeptember 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Film heaven and great restaurant too
  • Saeed K.
    Saeed KabrahMay 30, 2015
    A place to enjoy your mindfulness
  • Jeffrey J.
    Jeffrey JamesMay 27, 2015
    Comfortable seats, good cocktails & great films!
  • Johannes D.
    Johannes DriessenApril 19, 2015
    Love the library here. Quiet, but friendly atmosphere. Free WiFi and great cocktails at the bar afterwards
  • Ana V.
    Ana VanHullApril 11, 2015
    An essential venue for all cinema lovers!
  • Michael S.
    Michael StewartApril 4, 2015
    DVD shop and cinemas
  • David F.
    David FisherMarch 8, 2015
    Don't go here for breakfast. Terrible food, lots of items not available from the menu and the food was dreadful. Go next door to the National Theatre kitchen instead.
  • Nilson R.
    Nilson RogérioMarch 6, 2015
    'Sunset Blvd.', 'Citizen Kane', 'Bridge on The River Kwai': why I consider this the one place to watch the best in world cinema and, obviously, more to my taste, great classic films, British or not.
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CarterFebruary 27, 2015
    Lovely bar if you can get into the smaller room. Pretty busy.
  • Thunder C.
    Thunder CatFebruary 20, 2015
    Hidden down the side of the BFI, the bar serves great cocktails with adaptations on classics (fig old fashioned pictured) and there's a chilled ambiance. Seating is limited however.
  • Lydia B.
    Lydia BerkennouJanuary 28, 2015
    Great screens. Superb selections of films (new and old, English or foreign languages)
  • Graham R.
    Graham RoyceNovember 30, 2014
    Fab place loads to see and places to eat try wagamamas
  • Nik M.
    Nik MorrisNovember 28, 2014
    Handy charging station for your devices. Wonderful book shop.
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LeeNovember 22, 2014
    Great place to learn film appreciation and catch classic movies on screen. Has a library with free admission.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RichardsNovember 13, 2014
    Great cinema, recommend London Film Festival and BFI Flare (LGBT film festival) when they are on. Lovely bar at the front (not the Riverside side)
  • Rowan W.
    Rowan WernhamOctober 25, 2014
    All of life's essentials are here. Outlets, wifi, restaurant, bar, great cinema. It's a shame there's nowhere to sleep.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MarksOctober 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Keep an eye out for special talks and premieres. They often have filmmakers introduce their film with a brief chat afterwards.
  • Manu G.
    Manu G.September 13, 2014
    Awesome place to dine or study on your own! Restaurant very good with reasonable prices and cafe very cozy and welcoming with big comfortable sofa-chairs! Literally obsessed with it!
  • Bethany O.
    Bethany OakeySeptember 12, 2014
    Lovely cinema screen with great showings for members!
  • Beauty S.
    Beauty SoulSeptember 3, 2014
    Great place to hold Film Festivals as there are many screens with mega comfortable seats and reception rooms for discussions to take place.
  • Timothy N.
    Timothy NgwenaAugust 7, 2014
    The blue room serves great non alcoholic drinks
  • Theresa T 💞
    Theresa T 💞August 7, 2014
    Stroll along the Thames before watching a movie here. It's that close!
  • Marwan Q.
    Marwan QJune 30, 2014
    Every time i visit London this is the place to be as they have a good selection of classic and international films ... Well recommended
  • James M.
    James MarksJune 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Its Allright!
  • Mete M.
    Mete MetinApril 22, 2014
    Great place to hang out. Nice bars, cafes and restaurants. Further down towards West nice Italian restaurant. National Film theatre has a nice cafe area at the back next to Cinema book shop.
  • Natalia A.
    Natalia AnjaparidzeApril 7, 2014
    In bloom on april 8,
  • Alexis A.
    Alexis AJAVONApril 5, 2014
    Great venue and the gig was great x
  • Edu P.
    Edu PMarch 6, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    One of my favourites places in London, and probably the best cinema in the world. I went more than 30 times in a year, and I missed it so badly!
  • 5, 2014
    Look out for the secret doorway leading to a cosy cocktail bar. Read more
  • Sarwar O.
    Sarwar OsmanFebruary 5, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    An opportunity to view films made by unique individuals who want to express a view, tell a story. Worth visiting film archive library
  • Eternally C.
    Eternally CullenJanuary 11, 2014
    The executive lounge is lovely.
  • Vlad G.
    Vlad GabrielJanuary 3, 2014
    Fantastic cinematic experience.
  • sziveCSke
    sziveCSkeDecember 21, 2013
    Don't visit the pub. They're very unpolite.
  • Kezekiel
    KezekielDecember 15, 2013
    NFT3: think this is the smallest of the theatres... was very hot and cramped in there.
  • Nina G.
    Nina GNovember 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely try to go and see some classic horror during this Winter's GOTHIC season!
  • Patrick James S.
    Patrick James StephensNovember 6, 2013
    Film forever
  • Seamus M.
    Seamus McQuaidAugust 26, 2013
    It reminds me to think about renewing my membership
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