BFI Southbank

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BFI Southbank information

Location
London , England
Address
Belvedere Rd
SE1
Telephone
+44 20 7928 3232
Getting there
Tube: Waterloo
More information
www.bfi.org.uk
Prices
tickets £8-12
Opening hours
11am-11pm
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Tucked almost out of sight under the arches of Waterloo Bridge is the British Film Institute, containing four cinemas that screen thousands of films each year (mostly arthouse), a gallery devoted to the moving image and the mediatheque, where you watch film and TV highlights from the BFI National Archive.

There’s also a film store for books and DVDs, a restaurant and a gorgeous cafe. Largely a repertory or art-house theatre, the BFI runs regular retrospectives and is the major venue for the BFI London Film Festival , which screens some 300 films from around the world in October every year.