Winter 2017 At The BFI: Our Top Family Film Picks

With this week’s icy weather, it’s about time we enjoyed some cosy indoor activities. Here are our favourite films to cosy up to in the BFI.

The Muppet Christmas Carol

10 December 12:00 &18 December 18:40  Adv 6+


It’s A Wonderful Life 

Beautifully crafted and acted, It’s A Wonderful Life has become one of the most popular Christmas films of all time.

17 December 2017 12:00  Adv 6+

The Wizard of Oz

Follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy, Toto and friends.

23 December  12:40 Adv 6+

Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone 


In January we celebrate the life of Sir John Hurt, who played Mr Ollivander the Wandmaker, and return to the first Harry Potter film.

7 January  13:15 Adv 8+

Funday Preview: Coco + Q&A with Director Lee Unkrich

Young Miguel is passionate about music but his family have a long-standing musical ban that spans generations. When Miguel and his dog Dante unexpectedly find themselves in the Land of the Dead they begin to uncover musical secret s about his relation and hero, Ernesto de la Cruz. This magical, innovative picture is technically breathtaking – it’s Pixar at its best.

14 January 13.30  PG TBC CERT

**Includes free entry to an arts and craft workshop.  11:00am, Foyer

BFI DVD Launch event: WHEN THE WIND BLOWS + Q&A with producer Iain Harvey

An animated tale based on The Snowman, a graphic novel by Raymond Briggs .

28 January 15.30 Adv 10+

Don’t forget to join us for our monthly BFI Funday screenings where we preview upcoming releases and host creative, hands on workshops bursting with fun activities and games. For all family listings and activities visit

Article by Victoria Humphreys

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