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Jill Craigie: Film Pioneer at the BFI mezzanine
Jill Craigie: Film Pioneer at the BFI mezzanine

Jill Craigie: Film Pioneer at the BFI mezzanine

The open exhibition space at the BFI Southbank is currently devoted to the British documentary filmmaker, screenwriter and feminist, Jill Craigie.

Apr
01
Tickets Alert: Doctor Who Revelation of the Daleks
Tickets Alert: Doctor Who Revelation of the Daleks

Tickets Alert: Doctor Who Revelation of the Daleks

To mark the soon to be released Blu-ray boxset of Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 22, BFI Southbank will be hosting a screening of Doctor Who: Revelation of the Daleks, in which Colin Baker’s Doctor comes up against his deadliest enemy.

Feb
01
Tickets Alert: Doctor Who on the big screen
Tickets Alert: Doctor Who on the big screen

Tickets Alert: Doctor Who on the big screen

There's going to be a chance to see a long-lost story from the Doctor Who archive on the big screen before it goes on sale in the shops to view on the small screen.

Jul
28
2021
David Bowie season coming to the BFI cinema
David Bowie season coming to the BFI cinema

David Bowie season coming to the BFI cinema

January is David Bowe month at the BFI Southbank, with a large number of the man's movies being shown through the month.

Dec
15
2020
Tickets Alert: Ennio Morricone season at the BFI
Tickets Alert: Ennio Morricone season at the BFI

Tickets Alert: Ennio Morricone season at the BFI

A chance to remember the crafter of music that was Ennio Morricone, who died earlier this year, with a season of movies at the BFI Southbank.

Sep
28
2020
Big screen classics back on the big screen at the BFI
Big screen classics back on the big screen at the BFI

Big screen classics back on the big screen at the BFI

A comforting antidote to the dreadful past few months, the BFI Southbank is screening a series of Bank Holiday style comfort movies when it reopens next month.

Aug
20
2020
Tickets Alert: Doctor Who and The Talons of Weng-Chiang
Tickets Alert: Doctor Who and The Talons of Weng-Chiang

Tickets Alert: Doctor Who and The Talons of Weng-Chiang

There's an opportunity next month to see a screening of one of Tom Baker's better Doctor Who outings, followed by Q&A with Louise Jameson.

Feb
03
2020
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the BFI Southbank
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the BFI Southbank

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the BFI Southbank

A small exhibition tied in with a series of musical film screenings shows off some of the art work and preparatory photography from the famous Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Dec
09
2019
Monty Python’s Flying Exhibition hits the Southbank
Monty Python’s Flying Exhibition hits the Southbank

Monty Python’s Flying Exhibition hits the Southbank

In this it's 50th year, there's an exhibition about Monty Python at the BFI Southbank as part of their series of film screenings.

Sep
16
2019
Tickets Alert: Monty Python season coming to the BFI Southbank
Tickets Alert: Monty Python season coming to the BFI Southbank

Tickets Alert: Monty Python season coming to the BFI Southbank

Celebrate half a century of absurdity, songs, jokes and genius, from Britain’s best-loved comedic sextet.

Aug
26
2019
Tickets Alert: The Dark Crystal exhibition
Tickets Alert: The Dark Crystal exhibition

Tickets Alert: The Dark Crystal exhibition

There's an exhibition for a couple of weeks at the BFI Southbank all about the new Dark Crystal prequel TV series.

Aug
22
2019
Queen Victoria as seen on screen at the BFI
Queen Victoria as seen on screen at the BFI

Queen Victoria as seen on screen at the BFI

One of a number of attempts to jump on the QV200 anniversary, the BFI has taken a look back at the black and white queen as seen on the silver screen.

May
25
2019
Working class heroes at the BFI
Working class heroes at the BFI

Working class heroes at the BFI

An exhibition at the BFI Southbank looks at the working class people who went onto stardom on the silver screen.

Sep
04
2018
Tickets Alert: The Long Good Friday
Tickets Alert: The Long Good Friday

Tickets Alert: The Long Good Friday

If you want to see London's docklands before the bankers and towers arrived, when it was gangsters and violence, then there's a chance to see The Long Good Friday on a big screen next month.

Sep
02
2018
The early American film star who made it good in London
The early American film star who made it good in London

The early American film star who made it good in London

There's a space at the BFI which hosts small exhibitions to actors past, and at the moment, it's devoted to one of the movie world's earliest African-American stars, who was almost as well known for his socialist views.

Dec
19
2016
Another Shakespearean Display – of Film Props
Another Shakespearean Display – of Film Props

Another Shakespearean Display – of Film Props

Shakespeare wrote for the theatre, and most of us still think of the plays as something to be seen live on a stage, but they also appear on another stage -- the soundstage of a film set.

Apr
24
2016
Daisy Daisy — 2001 to return to the big screen
Daisy Daisy — 2001 to return to the big screen

Daisy Daisy — 2001 to return to the big screen

There are few films that can truly be said to belong solely on the big screen, but the bizarre and epic 2001, A Space Odyssey is surely one of them.

Mar
20
2014

London Moves Me

London is probably the only place where people will sit on stone flooring, outdoors on a cold night and watch silent movies about transport 100 years ago – was roughly how last night’s event in Trafalgar Square was introduced to

Oct
23
2009

The Fugitive Futurist – or how the Thames was drained of water

I am a bit of a fan of how people in the past thought the future would look like, and my memory was recently prompted to recall a short black&white film I saw for the first time last year –

Sep
18
2009