Say It With Film: Valentine’s Day Cinema in London

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If reserving that table at your favourite restaurant slipped your mind and you don’t fancy risking the flowers from The Wild Bean Café on the way home next Tuesday, then treat your loved one to a romantic night at the flicks.

Below are four Valentine’s Day cinematic highlights – all with tickets still available at the time of writing:

  • To Have and Have Not at BFI Southbank
    Bacall and Bogart star in this romantic war-time classic, loosely based on Hemingway’s novel of the same name. Bacall’s first film is worth it for her most famous line alone: “You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve…?” 8.45pm.
    BFI Southbank, SE1 8XT
  • Harold and Maude at Rio Dalston
    An alternative Valentine’s Day treat, Hal Ashby‘s 1971 classic is the story of Harold, 20 and Maude, 79 to a soundtrack by Cat Stevens. Intriguing, surprising and unforgettable. 6.45pm
    Rio Dalston
    , E8 2PB
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s at Riverside Studios
    Love it or loathe it, nothing quite says romance like Blake Edwards‘ Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The Riverside Studios are also providing a three-course Valentine’s Day meal, plus a glass of prosecco and a ticket to either screening for £35. How can you say no to Audrey Hepburn and a glass of something sparkly? 6.30pm and 8.50pm
    Riverside Studios
    , W6 9RL
  • Romeo + Juliet at The Round Chapel
    See Baz Lurhmann’s Romeo + Juliet in the atmospheric surroundings of The Round Chapel, Hackney. Teenage angst has never looked so good. The bar is open from 7pm, and the film starts at 8pm.
    The Round Chapel
    , E5 0PU