Love at the Pictures

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 and Singalonga Dirty Dancing, or take in our romantic classics: The Graduate, Casablanca, Moulin 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.

Past Events

28 Aug 2014

South Pacific

Royal Festival Hall

Romance blooms on a South Pacific island during World War 2 in a classic movie musical

27 Aug 2014

The Graduate

Royal Festival Hall

Dustin Hoffman's graduate begins an affair with Anne Bancroft's Mrs Robinson in an influential romantic comedy

21 Aug 2014


Royal Festival Hall

Devdas brings together romance, sacrifice, great songs and fabulous costumes in the ultimate love story.

20 Aug 2014

Moulin Rouge

Royal Festival Hall

Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge mixes late 19th-century bohemian Paris with an MTV aesthetic

14 Aug 2014

West Side Story

Royal Festival Hall

Romeo and Juliet is reimagined on the gang-ridden streets of Manhattan in West Side Story.

13 Aug 2014


Royal Festival Hall

Casablanca is the quintessential Hollywood film about romantic love