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