BRIEF ENCOUNTER and LOVE AT THE PICTURES Film season at Royal Festival Hall



Friday 15, 22 and 29th Royal Festival Hall for Brief Encounter.

For other films see below

Tickets and details here.


David Lean's Brief Encounter is the centrepiece of a three-week series of films screened in Royal Festival Hall as part of the LOVE AT THE PICTURES season. The highly regarded film of thwarted love and societal pressures  is being shown with a newly commissioned orchestral soundtrack by Southbank Centre's Resident Orchestra for three nights only.

The original film features Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 throughout its soundtrack: A complete performance of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 precedes the screenings. Performances will be introduced by actor Lucy Fleming (daughter of the film's star Celia Johnson).

Ticketholders are encouraged to dress up in character, and join in themed activities from 6pm in the foyers.


Details of LOVE AT THE PICTURES at Southbank:

Wednesday 13 August 2014 - Friday 29 August 2014

For three weeks in August, Royal Festival Hall turns into a luxury 2000-seat cinema as we screen some of the greatest films ever made about love as part of our Festival of Love.

At the heart of the film series is a showing of Brief Encounter with live orchestral accompaniment by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. They perform Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No.2, brought to fame by this iconic British love story.

Dress up and get stuck in with Singalonga Grease andSingalonga Dirty Dancing, or take in our romantic classics:The GraduateCasablancaMoulin Rouge and West Side Story.

Before each screening, come and get involved in free activities on the theme of the movie. Further details to be announced.