The newest fad hitting concert halls across the UK is the screening of films accompanied by live orchestras. It’s not a new a concept though – if you look back to the silent film era we appear to have come full circle. We’ve compiled a selection of some of the biggest and best live screenings of 2018 that film buffs and music lovers alike will be attending in their droves.


Beauty and the Beast
The Novello Orchestra/David Mahoney
18 March - Millenium Centre, Cardiff
21 March -
Colston Hall, Bristol
23 March - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
25 March – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
27-29 March - Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
5 April - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
6 April - Barbican Centre, York
7 April - Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
8 April – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
9 April – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Raiders of the Lost Ark
Czech National Symphony Orchestra/Ben Palmer

5 April – Colston Hall, Bristol
21 September – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Czech National Symphony Orchestra/Ben Palmer

6 April – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
7 April – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
8 April – Barbican Centre, York
10 April – Cliffs Pavillion, Southend-on-Sea
11 April – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
12 April – Brighton Dome
13 April – The Anvil, Basingstoke
14 April – Colston Hall, Bristol

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
BBC Concert Orchestra/Justin Freer

27-29 April – Royal Albert Hall, London

2001: A Space Odyssey
Philharmonia Orchestra/André de Ridder

28 April – Royal Festival Hall, London

Planet Earth II
BBC Concert Orchestra/Jessica Cottis

13 May – Royal Albert Hall, London

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Anthony Gabriele

24 May – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Star Trek
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra/Ernst Van Tiel

2 June – Royal Albert Hall, London

Star Trek Beyond
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra/Ernst Van Tiel

3 June – Royal Albert Hall, London

Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra/Ernst Van Tiel; English Chamber Choir

14 June – Royal Albert Hall, London

The English Patient
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra/Ludwig Wicki

18 October – Royal Albert Hall, London

Star Wars: A New Hope
London Symphony Orchestra

16-18 October – Royal Albert Hall, London
28 November – Liverpool Echo Arena, Liverpool
29 November – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
1 December – Manchester Arena, Manchester
2 December – Arena, Birmingham
7 December – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
8 December – First Direct Arena, Leeds
9 December – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Bridget Jones's Diary


2 November - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
5 November - Symphony Hall, Birmingham
6 November - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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Freya ParrDigital Editor and Staff Writer, BBC Music Magazine

Freya Parr is BBC Music Magazine's Digital Editor and Staff Writer. She has also written for titles including the Guardian, Circus Journal, Frankie and Suitcase Magazine, and runs The Noiseletter, a fortnightly arts and culture publication. Freya's main areas of interest and research lie in 20th-century and contemporary music.