Reel Love

BFI and FilmHub NI bring a whirlwind season of romantic classics to screens across Northern Ireland - watch trailers and book tickets now

Love is in the air everywhere you look with the launch of BFI's LOVE season, a series of cinematic experiences to charm, seduce and break the hearts of movie lovers throughout the country this autumn.

From first crushes to fatal attractions, the programme looks to be the perfect antidote to the dreary nights ahead with pop-up screenings and special events both the lovesick and lovestruck will fall head over heels with.

Some of cinema's most enduring love stories will be brought back to the big screen through FilmHub NI's network of venues from now until December, with showings at QFT, Strand Arts Centre, the Black Box, Dungannon Film Club, Cinemagic, Take Over Film Festival and the Nerve Centre.

Romantic film-goers can also have their hearts won by Hollywood's finest at Love Coffee in Lurgan, Newcastle Community Cinema, Newry Film Club and the Braid Film Theatre. See below a selection of our highlights.

Natural Born Killers - screening on November 5 and 12 at the Strand Arts Centre - Book tickets

Twenty years on from its UK release audiences can be made to feel patriotic with free cans of American cream soda, ginger beer and US flags to enjoy alongside Oliver Stone's tale of two lovers whose Stateside killing spree is sensationalised by the media.

Submarine - screening on December 5 at Queen's Film Theatre - Book tickets

Part of Takeover Film Festival's Young Love Weekender at QFT, this cult classic soundtracked by Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner centres around an unremarkable fifteen-year old in a seaside Welsh town who becomes infatuated with his classmate Jordana.

Breakfast at Tiffany's - screening on November 22 at the Nerve Centre - Book tickets

Foyle Film Festival joins BFI's blockbuster celebration by exploring love through the idea of the Good, the Bad and the Toxic. Representing the Good is the 1961 romantic classic Breakfast at Tiffany's, which morning movie-goers will have the chance wake up to with complimentary coffee and croissants.

Tangled - screening on November 22 at Queen's Film Theatre - Book tickets

Cinemagic present Disney's modern take on Rapunzel as part of two consecutive weekends of classic animated family features celebrating the magical experiences of 'first love'. Young artists will also be able to try their hands at designing their very own film posters.

Casablanca - screening on November 15 at Queen's Film Theatre - Book tickets

Treat yourself to a viewing of one of the greatest films ever made alongside a complimentary helping of tea and confectionary as part of the Love and Cake strand of QFT's programme.

Scott Pilgrim vs the World - screening on November 7 at the Black Box - Book tickets

Black Box - Alternative Love and Black Moon Film Club present an immersive experience of this graphic novel adaptation featuring live music by County Down garage rockers Petty Youth and DJ Ryan Fitzsimmons. There will also be a fancy dress competition with attendees enouraged to come along as their favourite 'Evil Ex-Boyfriends'.

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg - screening on November 7 at Dungannon Film Club - Book tickets

Experience Jacques Demy's 1964 pop-art opera under an outdoor installation of umbrellas using the colours of the LGBT movement as an expression of Love and Diversity.

To find out more about BFI LOVE and browse the full season of events in Northern Ireland visit or