Valentine's film events in London

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This Valentine's, London's cinemas and film clubs are going out of their way to make your night at the movies a little bit special. From chocolate tasting events to classic double bills, these are the most romantic film events happening across the capital on and around February 14.

A Matter of Life and Death

This sweeping WW2 melodrama has the greatest romantic meeting in cinema history: he’s stuck in a crashing plane, she’s a radio operator listening to his final moments. And there’s more at the BFI this Valentine’s, with ‘From Here to Eternity’, ‘A Place in the Sun’ and ‘Weekend’ all showing.

  1. BFI Southbank
  2. Thu Feb 14, 8.45pm - £10, £8.50 concs.

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Enjoy this spiky romcom classic starring Audrey Hepburn and indulge in a luxury chocolate-tasting experience. And there are other events happening across the Picturehouse chain – see their website for details.

  1. Greenwich Picturehouse
  2. Thu Feb 14, 8pm - £9.40

Roman Holiday

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck are the mismatched duo hooking up in the Italian sunshine in this perennial charmer. And there are lovestruck screenings at all the Curzon cinemas: Soho (‘The Big Sleep’), Richmond (‘Casablanca’) and the Renoir (‘Jules et Jim’).

  1. Curzon Mayfair
  2. Thu Feb 14, 6.25pm - £14.50

True Romance

Violence is golden in this trigger-happy tale of lovers on the run from the pen of Quentin Tarantino.

  1. Rio
  2. Thu Feb 14, 6pm - £8, £6.50 concs.

Punch-Drunk Love

It’s one day early, but Paul Thomas Anderson’s rage-fuelled romantic masterpiece is the perfect pre-Valentine’s treat. They’re also showing ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ on the day itself.

  1. Prince Charles Cinema
  2. Wed Feb 13, 8.45pm - £6.50, £4 concs.

So I Married an Axe Murderer

‘Woman! Whoa, man...’ Mike Myers stars in this witty Hitchcockian romcom about a beat poet who falls for the wrong gal.

  1. Bea’s of Bloomsbury
  2. Thu Feb 14, 7.30pm - £5.50.

Casablanca

The ultimate screen romance (even if it doesn’t exactly end well), as Bogart and Bergman make gooey eyes over Sam’s piano. There’ll be Champagne cocktails to get you in the mood.

  1. Lexi Cinema
  2. Thu Feb 14, 6.30pm - £12

Once

The little Irish movie that could, low-budget romcom ‘Once’ is now firmly established in the canon of great screen love stories. You get dinner thrown in, and ‘Casablanca’ plays right afterwards.

  1. Roxy Bar & Screen
  2. Thu Feb 14, 7pm - £35

Paris-Manhattan

A likeable, light-hearted romcom about a French woman whose obsession with Woody Allen movies goes a little too far.

  1. Phoenix Cinema
  2. Thu Feb 14, 9pm - £10, £8 concs.

Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge

Both of Baz Luhrmann’s delirious technicolour romances get a one-day reissue: why not make it an eye-frazzling, swoon-inducing double bill?

  1. Various Cineworld venues
  2. Thu Feb 14, various times


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