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BFI Southbank

A Film Fan's

The capital's leading venue for specialist cinema.


BFI Southbank is a world-renowned, four-cinema film centre. Regular film previews feature alongside a huge selection of classic and contemporary films each year, both new and re-releases, film seasons, and director and actor retrospectives.

The BFI Mediatheque gives free access to hundreds of film and TV titles from the BFI National Archive and a brand new Library offers a huge collection of film and television related books, documents and audio recordings. Visit the Filmstore – the destination of choice for everything related to moving images.

And as if that wasn’t enough you can eat and drink in style in the gorgeous benugo bar & kitchen, home to regular live-music events. 

did you know?

  • BFI Southbank is the UK’s only venue with a license to show nitrate films. As well as showing a wide range of films, the BFI Southbank also has a film fund to support filmmakers, a mediatheque where you can explore the BFI National Archive for free and the Reuben Library, where you can access a huge collection of books, journals and digitalised material about the world of film, television and the moving image.
  • The BFI maintains the world’s largest film archive, the BFI National Archive, which contains more than 50,000 fiction films, over 100,000 non-fiction titles and around 625,000 television programmes.
  • The BFI runs the annual London Film Festival. 

is it?

BFI Southbank

Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XT 

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