Screenings of a range of films in the ERO lecture theatre

Join us for screenings of a range of films in the ERO lecture theatre as part of the BFI's Neighbourhood Cinema programme. We show British and foreign films, classic and modern. Tickets are £5 on the door, and you can reserve your seat using the booking links below.


The Spirit of '45

Still image from The Spirit of 45

A documentary directed by Ken Loach on how the spirit of unity, which buoyed Britain during the war years, carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society.

“A stirring film, it puts an eloquent and elegant case for a more humane society.” Jason Solomons, The Observer

“Powerful, rousing and saddening.” Dave Calhoun, Time Out

Watch the trailer here.

Tuesday 20 June, 10.30am

Tickets: £5.00 on the door, reserve your place here

Director: Ken Loach

Year of Release: 2013

Running Time: 94mins

Certificate: U


Animal Farm

Still image from Animal Farm

An outstanding achievement for award-winning animators John Halas and Joy Batchelor, this landmark adaptation brilliantly conveys the horror and humour of George Orwell's scathing satire. To celebrate its 60th anniversary, a new transfer of the film was made from original film elements.

Inspired by the dream of Old Major, a prize boar, the overworked animals of Manor Farm rise up against their negligent, drunken owner and drive him out. Led by two young pigs, Snowball and Napoleon, they establish their own self-sufficient farm, but as the farm flourishes it begins to slide into dictatorship...

A film which can be enjoyed by adults and children alike.

Watch the trailer here.

Tuesday 18 July, 10.30am

Tickets: £5.00 on the door, reserve your place here

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

Cast: Gordon Heath, Maurice Denham

Year of Release: 1954

Running Time: 72mins

Certificate: U


The Red Balloon and White Mane

Images from The Red Balloon film

Two beguiling landmarks of children's cinema. An enchanting fable of a boy who discovers a stray balloon with a mind of its own, followed by the story of magnificent stallion who leads a herd of wild horses.

Tuesday 8 August, 10.30am

Tickets: £5 on the door

Director: Albert Lamorisse

Year of Release: 1953

Running Time: 34mins and 47mins

Certificate: PG

Language: French with English subtitles


The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

Still image from The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

An iconic masterpiece of cinema history. At a local carnival, hypnotist Dr. Caligari presents the Cesare, who can purportedly predict the future. But at night, the doctor wakes Cesare to enact his evil bidding...

Tuesday 19 September, 10.30am

Tickets: £5.00 on the door

Director: Robert Wiene

Year of Release: 1920

Running Time: 77mins

Certificate: U

Language: German with English subtitles


An Affair to Remember

Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr in An Affair to Remember

Considered to be one of the most romantic movies of all time, An Affair to Remember stars Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr as a couple who fall in love despite both being engaged to other people. They agree to meet in six months at the Empire State Building – but will it happen?

Tuesday 17 October, 10.30am

Tickets: £5.00 on the door

Director: Leo McCarey

Year of Release: 1957

Running Time: 109mins

Certificate: U


Heart of a Dog

Still image from Heart of a Dog

Laurie Anderson's cinematic journey through love, death and language. Anderson creates a hypnotic, collage-like visual language out of the raw materials of her life and art, examining how stories are constructed and told - and how we use them to make sense of our lives.

Tuesday 21 November, 10.30am

Tickets: £5.00 on the door

Director: Laurie Anderson

Year of Release: 2015

Running Time: 75mins

Certificate: PG