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Animation 2018 - Festive Family Favourites

Festive Family Favourites (December)

“You know, I think this Christmas thing is not as tricky as it seems!”
Jack Skellington

We mark this festive month with a combination of Christmas and Raymond Briggs. Animated films Father Christmas and The Snowman have become synonymous with festive British TV and we play them together, alongside a rarely seen Oscar®-winning classic by Richard Williams, whose 85th birthday we celebrated last month. We don’t need any reason to play The Nightmare Before Christmas – it’s a great example of design, music and beautiful stop-motion from the incredible mind of Tim Burton. We also celebrate the life of Roger Mainwood by playing Ethel & Ernest.

Ethel & Ernest – A Tribute to Roger Mainwood
Tuesday 04 December 2018 18:05

The Christmas Short Films + Q&A with Dave Unwin and Richard Williams
Sunday 09 December 2018 15:00

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
Saturday 15 December 2018 13:15

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
Saturday 22 December 2018 18:10

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Discover BFI IMAX

Seeing a film at the BFI IMAX is like nothing else - digital surround sound, a screen almost as high as five double-decker buses, 489 seats (including 69 premier seats), and that's just inside the auditorium.  The giant glass drum of the BFI IMAX, London's (in fact, the UK's) largest state-of-the-art cinema, boasts a 20m by 26m cinema screen and a sound system of over 12,000 watts.

It was originally designed by Bryan Avery Architects and completed in 1999. The venue as won a number of prestigious awards at the time of opening, including a Design Council Millennium Product Award in 1999 and a Civic Trust Award in 2000. BFI IMAX is owned by the British Film Institute and since July 2012 it has been operated by ODEON Cinemas.

Although the IMAX has an underground line just four metres below, it is totally sound and vibration-proof, with the entire upper structure sitting on anti-vibration bearings. Film lovers book tickets and travel from across Europe for the immersive experience of the latest blockbuster or classic re-release.

There's also a Costa Coffee, Yog, a bar and even a beer garden! The very latest IMAX films, some old favourites and highlights from ODEON Plus as well as educational films all add up to a really big experience.

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BFI Southbank

1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, Lambeth, London SE1 8XR