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Films at the Courtyard Cinema

Sit back and relax in The Courtyard Cinema with their intimate 120 seater Studio screening up to 4 films a day from Monday – Saturday. Or, you can immerse yourself in the big screen on the Main House stage.

From brilliant blockbusters to art-house films. Or, spectacular Live Screenings from around the world to local writers first work. Even, Borderlines Film Festival to Courtyard Family Saturday screenings. There’s something for everyone at The Courtyard Cinema.

Refreshments are included in the ticket price of regular Breakfast Screenings. Look out for pre-screening readings, debates, discussions and more! Remember to take a look on the website or ask Box Office if a film you want to see has anything extra happening.

See below for the fantastic range of films at The Courtyard Centre for the Arts this May.

Fri 3 – Mon 20
BACK TO BLACK (15)
The life and music of Amy Winehouse, through the journey of adolescence to adulthood and the creation of one of the best-selling albums of our time.

Fri 10 – Thu 16
CHALLENGERS (CERT TBC)
Tashi, a former tennis prodigy turned coach is married to a champion on a losing streak. Her strategy for her husband’s redemption takes a surprising turn when he must face off against his former best friend and Tashi’s former boyfriend.

Mon 13
FILM CLUB – LATE NIGHT WITH THE DEVIL (15)
Jack Delroy hosts the struggling late night talk show Night Owls in 1977. With ratings dropping and producers on his back, Jack decides to go all out for his Halloween special. Filled with psychic mediums, sceptics and a live exorcism this episode of Night Owls is one to remember.
This film features artwork generated by AI. We will be encouraging conversation about the usage of AI within the film after the screening.

Tue 14 – Mon 20
NEW BOY (12A)
Set in 1940s Australia, The New Boy is the story of a nine-year-old Aboriginal orphan boy who arrives in the dead of night at a remote monastery run by a renegade nun, where his presence disturbs the delicately balanced world in this story of spiritual struggle and the cost of survival.

Tue 14 – Fri 17
SHOSHANA (15)
From the director of Greed comes the story of two Brit police officers Thomas Wilkin and Geoffrey Morton. in their hunt for charismatic poet and Zionist freedom fighter Avraham Stern, who was plotting to evict British authorities from Israel. Some foreign language with English subtitles.

Fri 17 & Sat 18
MERRY CHRISTMAS MR. LAWRENCE (1983, 15)
Following his passing in 2023 and our screenings of his final work, Monster in Borderlines Film Festival, we wanted to revisit one of Ryuichi Sakamoto’s most beloved works. During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander to avoid bloodshed. Some foreign language with English subtitles.

Fri 17 & Sat 18
CIVIL WAR (CERT 15)
From the writer of 28 Days Later, Ex Machina and Annihilation comes an American political epic. A journey across a dystopian future America, following a team of military-embedded journalists as they race against time to reach DC before rebel factions descend upon the White House.

Fri 17 – Mon 20
MONKEY MAN (18)
An anonymous young man unleashes a campaign of vengeance against the corrupt leaders who murdered his mother and continue to systemically victimize the poor and powerless. From producer Jordan Peele and debut director Dev Patel.

Mon 20 – Thu 23
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: OPUS (U)
Ryuichi Sakamoto’s last performance, a concert film featuring just him and his piano playing for the last time before passing away.

Fri 24 – Thu 30
MUCH ADO ABOUT DYING (15)
Looking after his madcap gay actor uncle, filmmaker Simon is engulfed in a whirl of Shakespeare and clutter, as Uncle David lends his credit card to neighbors, greets visitors in the nude and teaches Simon a profound lesson on dying happy.

Fri 24 – Thu 30
LOVE LIES BLEEDING (15)
Gym manager Lou falls for Jackie, a bodybuilder who is passing through town en route to a competition in Las Vegas. From British director Rose Glass, whose debut film Saint Maud brought Uk cinema audiences to its knees.

Sat 25 – Wed 29
ROBOT DREAMS (PG)
DOG lives in Manhattan and he’s tired of being alone. One day he decides to build himself a robot, a companion. Their friendship blossoms, until they become inseparable, to the rhythm of 80’s NYC. One summer night, DOG, with great sadness, is forced to abandon ROBOT at the beach. Will they ever meet again?

Sat 25
DRIFT (15)
A young Liberian refugee named Jacqueline offers massages to tourists in exchange for one or two euros to battle her hunger, while her daily struggle for survival keeps the memories that haunt her at bay. She meets an unmoored tour guide and the two become close as they each find hope in the other.

Tue 28 & Wed 29
ROME, OPEN CITY (1945, 12A)
This May we wanted to take a dive into one of cinema’s most influential movements, Italian Neorealism. Our screenings will feature an introduction by Ethan Hargreaves (The Courtyard’s Cinema Programming Assistant) on the key facets of Italian Neorealism, what to look out for in Rossellini’s work and where to look next.
During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, the Resistance leader, Giorgio Manfredi, is chased by the Nazis as he seeks refuge and a way to escape. Foreign language with English subtitles.

Wed 29
LAVENDER HILL MOB (1951, U)
Our classic breakfast movies continue with Charles Crichton’s 1950s comedy. A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbour to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers.

Fri 31 May – Thu 6 Jun
BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD (15)
Etero, a 48-year-old woman living in a small village in Georgia, never wanted a husband. She cherishes her freedom as much as her cakes. But her choice to live alone is the cause of much gossip among her fellow villagers. Unexpectedly, she finds herself passionately falling for a man, and is suddenly faced with the decision to pursue a relationship or continue a life of independence.

Fri 31 May – Mon 3 Jun
THE FALL GUY (12A)
2023s ‘Barbeheimer’ phenomenon leaves behind the years’ most action packed romantic-comedy in its wake as the films’ stars collide. Colt Seavers is a stuntman who left the business a year earlier to focus on both his physical and mental health. He’s drafted back into service when the star of a mega-budget studio movie, which is being directed by his ex, goes missing.

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Fees & Tickets

Full Price £8 Concessions £7.50 Children Under 16 £6 Front 2 rows £1 cheaper

Event Location

The Courtyard Centre for the Arts Edgar Street Hereford HR4 9JR

Organiser: The Courtyard

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