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Join us in ceLeBraTing True screen divas This season...


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D screen divas season This season we’re bringing a selection of stunning classics starring some of our favourite screen divas. So if you love a good dose of Marilyn, the allure of grace, the arch glare of Faye or the sweet ingénue charm of Audrey, revel in a time when true divas ruled the screens.

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SunDAy 13 2.00, MOnDAy 14 11.00 , TueSDAy 15 6.00, WeDneSDAy 16 7.30, ThuRSDAy 17 11.00, 6.00

grace of monaco (PG)


direcTor: olivier dahan sTarring: nicole Kidman, Tim roth,

frank Langella, derek Jacobi


usa, 2014, 1 hour 43 minutes

FRi 4 11.00, Sun 6 2.30

To caTch a Thief (PG) direcTor: alfred hitchcock sTarring: cary grant, grace Kelly

usa, 1955, 1 hour 42 minutes


1962, adored movie star Grace Kelly, the ultimate Hitchcock blonde with a penchant for double entendres, has settled into her life as Princess Grace of Monaco. Torn between her yearning for a return to Hollywood and her duty to her family and her new home, Grace faces a personal crisis as a French invasion of Monaco looms.

In Hitchcock’s classic thriller Grace Kelly plays pampered heiress Frances who suspects reformed jewel thief, “The Cat” (Grant) of a rash of gem thefts in the luxury hotels of the French Riviera.

SunDAy 6 7.30, MOnDAy 14 2.30, TueSDAy 15 8.15, WeDneSDAy 16 11.00, ThuRSDAy 17 2.30

here and now (12A) direcTor: Lisle Turner sTarring: Lauren Johns, andy rush, susan Lynch

WeDneSDAy 16 2.30, ThuRSDAy 17 8.15

BreaKfasT aT Tiffany’s (PG) direcTor: Blake edwards sTarring: audrey hepburn, george


uK, 2014, 1 hour 22 minutes

usa, 1961, 1 hour 55 minutes

A sweet, beautifully shot tale of a holiday romance between lippy city Filmed in girl, Grace, and sullen country boy, herefordshire Say. This makes the most of the beautiful Herefordshire countryside (Hay Bluff, Skenfrith Castle, Clearwell Caves) to create a dreamy, timeless atmosphere from the dying days of summer.

When Paul Varjak moves in downstairs from Holly Golightly he is immediately captivated by her charm and mystery. But before they can be together there are obstacles that need to be overcome and flaws that need to be accepted, in themselves and each other.

Join us for a post-show Q&A with the director after the premiere on Sunday 6.



ThuRSDAy 24 11.00, 7.30 FRiDAy 25 2.30

genTLemen prefer BLondes (U) FRiDAy 18 11.00, SunDAy 20 2.00, MOnDAy 21 11.00, 2.30, TueSDAy 22 11.00, 2.30, WeDneSDAy 23 2.30, ThuRSDAy 24 2.30

sTarring: marilyn monroe, Jane russell,

posTman paT:The movie (U)

usa, 1953, 1 hour 29 minutes

direcTor: mike disa wiTh The voices of: david Tennant, Jim Broadbent,

stephen mangan, rupert grint uK, 2014, 1 hour 28 minutes

This animated cartoon is ideal holiday entertainment for the young ones. Pat, the friendly local postie (along with his black and white cat!) finds his beliefs challenged by the lure of fame and fortune after he enters a TV talent show competition. MOnDAy 21 6.00, TueSDAy 22 8.00

omar (15) direcTor:

Winner un certain Regard Special Jury Prize cannes Film Festival 2013

hany abu-assad

direcTor: howard hawks

charles coburn


In a quest for true love, Lorelei and her gold digger pal Dorothy (Russell) set sail on a transatlantic cruise liner. These glamorous showgirls have everything a girl could want, except a ring! But the pair hit rocky waters when a manipulative detective, an over-sexed millionaire and the entire Olympic team try to put an anchor in their marriage plans. “one of the most delicious musicals of the period.” Film4

sTarring: adam Bakri, samer Bisharat, ehab hourani

palestine, 2013, 1 hour 34 minutes, subtitles

A gripping thriller this brilliantly captures the paranoia of Palestinian daily life. No stranger to the dangers that go with living in the Occupied Territories; Omar, Tarek and Amjad are childhood friends forever linked by their desire to strike back at the Israelis. But their loyalty is severely tested when Omar is taken into custody. Bookers will be entered into a competition to win ‘Dreams of a Nation’, the definitive book about Palestinian Cinema.

FRiDAy 25 11.00, SATuRDAy 26 11.00, 2.30, MOnDAy 28 2.30, TueSDAy 29 2.30, WeDneSDAy 30 2.30, ThuRSDAy 31 11.00, 6.00

maLeficenT (PG)

MOnDAy 21 8.15, TueSDAy 22 6.00, WeDneSDAy 23 7.30

direcTor: robert stromberg sTarring: angelina Jolie, imelda staunton,

BLue ruin (15)

elle fanning usa, 2014, 1 hour 37 minutes

direcTor: Jeremy saulnier sTarring: macon Blair, devin ratray, amy hargreaves

usa, 2013, 1 hour 30 minutes

Living alone in his rust bucket car Dwight has hit rock bottom, but rouses himself to action when his parent’s killer is released. An amateur assassin, Dwight sets in train an inevitable tragedy that will play out to its bitter, Winner bloodbath end. “Intelligent and thrilling . . . recalls the dark wit of the Coens” Total Film

FiPReSci Prize cannes Film Festival 2013

Sleeping Beauty re-told from the point of view of wronged witch Maleficent whose heart is turned to stone when she’s betrayed. Seeking revenge Maleficent cruelly places a curse upon the king's newborn baby Aurora. When Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace she is forced to take drastic action that will change both their worlds forever. Win a Maleficent goody bag or one of five Disney ‘Sleeping Beauty’ books! Quote promo code WINMALEF

JuLy FRiDAy 25 6.00, SATuRDAy 26 6.00, WeDneSDAy 30 11.00

Before The winTer chiLL (15) direcTor: philippe claudel sTarring: Kristin scott Thomas,

daniel auteuil, Leïla Bekhti france, 2013, 1 hour 43 minutes, subtitles

Stalked by a beautiful Moroccan waitress, successful brain surgeon Paul (Auteuil) is plunged into a mid-life crisis. Assuming Paul is having an affair, Lucie (Scott Thomas), his long-suffering wife, looks on mournfully while Paul picks fights with family and friends. But the truth is more dark and complicated. FRiDAy 25 8.15, SATuRDAy 26 8.15, MOnDAy 28 6.00

FRiDAy 25 8.00, SATuRDAy 26 5.30, SunDAy 27 2.00, MOnDAy 28 8.15, TueSDAy 29 6.00, WeDneSDAy 30 6.00, ThuRSDAy 31 8.15

The Jersey Boys (15) direcTor: clint eastwood sTarring: christopher walken, John Lloyd

young, erich Bergen, vincent piazza usa, 2014, 2 hours 2 minutes

Based on the award winning musical Eastwood tells the story of the four young men from the wrong side of the tracks who formed the iconic `60s rock group, The Four Seasons. With a special focus on front man Frankie Valli, their trials and triumphs are set to the sound of their ever-popular hit songs. Win a pair of tickets to the Jersey Boys live musical theatre show. Quote JERSEY2 when booking for this film.

Jimmy’s haLL (12A) direcTor: Ken Loach sTarring: Barry ward,

simone Kirby, andrew scott uK, 2014, 1 hour 46 minutes

In Ireland in 1921 Jimmy Gralton's sin was to Palm D'Or build a dance hall on a rural crossroads where selection young people could come to learn, to argue, for cannes 2014 to dream . . . but above all to dance and have fun. Freely inspired by his life and turbulent times, this follows events when Jimmy, a notorious communist, returns from a decade in New York to re-open the hall.

FRiDAy 25 5.45, SATuRDAy 26 8.00, MOnDAy 28 11.00, TueSDAy 29 11.00, 8.30, WeDneSDAy 30 8.30, ThuRSDAy 31 2.30

BeLLe (12A) direcTor: amma asante sTarring: gugu mbatha-raw, Tom wilkinson, emily watson

uK, 2013, 1 hour 44 minutes

Based on the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race Admiral’s daughter who is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle, Lord Mansfield. Her class affords her certain privileges, but the colour of her skin prevents her from ever being fully accepted. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic vicar’s son who is determined to end slavery.

augusT FRiDAy 1 2.30, SATuRDAy 2 2.30

Legends of oz: doroThy’s reTurn (PG) direcTor: will finn,

dan st pierre wiTh The voices of: James Belushi,

hugh dancy, Lea michele, patrick stewart

Dorothy has to save her old friends the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and the entire Land of Oz from a devious new villain, the Jester, brother of the Wicked Witch of the West.


FRiDAy 1 AuguST 6.00, SATuRDAy 2 6.00

BrighT days ahead (15) direcTor: marion vernoux

MOnDAy 11 8.30, TueSDAy 12 2.30, 6.00, WeDneSDAy 13 11.00, 6.00, ThuRSDAy 14 11.00

deviL’s KnoT (15)

sTarring: fanny ardant, Laurent Lafitte,

direcTor: atom egoyan

patrick chesnais

sTarring: colin firth, reese witherspoon,

france, 2014, 1 hour 34 minutes, subtitles

dane dehaan usa, 2013, 1 hour 54 minutes

Delightful story of sophisticated retiree (Ardant) with a zest for life who is packed off to a pensioner’s club by her daughters where she starts an affair with a man twenty years younger. Nicely set against the unromantic backdrop of Calais’s docks, Ardant has terrific fun playing out her female fantasy in this deeply satisfying, properly adult movie.

Based on the notorious case of the West Memphis Three, teens accused of child murder, this paints a vivid picture of the people involved, using the power of the teenager’s confessions, then showing what ‘really’ happened. Firth is well cast as private investigator Ron Lax who is determined to get to the truth however uncomfortable it may prove.

MOnDAy 11 2.30 DB , 6.00 , TueSDAy 12 11.00 , ThuRSDAy 14 2.30 DB

The wind rises (PG) direcTor: hayao miyazaki

TueSDAy 12 8.30, WeDneSDAy 13 2.30

chinaTown (15)

wiTh The voices of: Joseph gordon-Levitt,

direcTor: roman polanski

emily Blunt, John Krasinski Japan, 2014, 2 hours 6 minutes, subtitles/dubbed

sTarring: Jack nicholson, faye dunaway, John huston

From legendary animator of enter Spirited Away Miyazaki comes our this ode to flight and a competition and win celebration of living with one's head in the clouds. Shortsighted Studio ghibli DvDs! Jiro is unable to fulfill his dream of becoming a pilot so becomes one of the world's most innovative airplane designers living through earthquakes, epidemics and Japan's plunge into war. “Blends tragedy, comedy, elegy, romance and apocalypse into an elemental lyricism no other director could get near.” Financial Times

nominated for Best Animated Feature Film Oscar 2014

usa, 1974, 2 hours 5 minutes


Jake Gittes (Nicholson – the only contender for Bogart’s crown) is the opportunistic private detective, hired to investigate a marital infidelity and swept literally into something much bigger and more suspect. Polanski rearticulates film noir in this classic, searing narrative of corruption and immorality set in an arid, late 1930’s southern California.

Oscar Winner for Best Original Screenplay 1975

“This is a never-bettered noir masterpiece.” empire


FRiDAy 15 7.30, SATuRDAy 16 7.30, MOnDAy 18 11.00, 7.30

mrs Brown’s Boys d’movie (15 TBC) direcTor: Ben Kellett sTarring: Brendan o’carroll, Jennifer gibney,

WeDneSDAy 13 8.30

robert Bathurst

sTraw dogs (18)

uK/ireland, 2014, 1 hour 42 minutes tbc

direcTor: sam peckinpah sTarring: dustin hoffman, susan george,

peter vaughan usa, 1971, 1 hour 56 minutes

Taking elements of both the Western and the British horror film this caused a storm of controversy on its original release. When American mathematician (Hoffman) settles with his wife (George) in the Cornish village where she grew up, they encounter first hostility, then violence from the locals. The film will be introduced by Paul Davies, the film’s editor whose photos are currently on show in the gallery. Join us to celebrate our partnership with Flux, bringing short films to the Courtyard from Autumn 2014. Flux Launch event

FRiDAy 15 11.00, 2.30, SATuRDAy 16 11.00, 2.30, SunDAy 17 2.00, MOnDAy 18 2.30, TueSDAy 19 11.00, 2.30, WeDneSDAy 20 2.30, ThuRSDAy 21 11.00, 2.30

how To Train your dragon 2 (PG) direcTor: dean deBlois wiTh The voices of:

Jay Baruchel, gerard Butler, america ferrera usa, 2014, 1 hour 45 minutes

Hiccup and Toothless travel the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.

When Mrs Brown finds her livelihood under threat from a ruthless developer, her immediate response is – “They can feck off!”. So she and her family embark on a campaign to save her fruit and veg stall, helped as only the Browns could be by an alcoholic solicitor, a barrister with Tourettes Syndrome, and a motley troop of blind trainee Ninjas. TueSDAy 19 7.30, WeDneSDAy 20 11.00, 7.30, ThuRSDAy 21 7.30

The Two faces of January(12A) direcTor: hossein amini sTarring: viggo mortensen, Kirsten dunst, oscar isaac

usa, 2014, 1 hour 36 minutes

This latest Patricia Highsmith adaptation mines a similar elegant tone as The Talented Mr. Ripley with its well-heeled American tourists falling prey to greed and desire under the Mediterranean sun. 1960s Greece, footloose hustler Rydal (Isaac) plays tour guide to glamorous, wealthy couple, Chester (Mortenson) and chic Colette (Dunst) while quietly fleecing them at every turn. But Chester is not all that he seems. “an elegantly pleasurable period thriller” Daily Telegraph

FRiDAy 22 11.00, 2.30, SATuRDAy 23 11.00, 2.30, TueSDAy 26 2.30 , WeDneSDAy 27 11.00, ThuRSDAy 28 11.00

pudsey The dog movie (U TBC) direcTor: nick moore sTarring: olivia colman, david

walliams, Jessica hynes uK, 2014, 1 hour 34 minutes tbc

This follows cheeky London stray dog, Pudsey, who is quite happy looking out for number one, until he meets and moves in with siblings Molly, George and Tommy, much to the dismay of their landlord, Mr. Thorne and his cat Faustus. Pudsey settles in but when he stumbles across Mr Thorne's evil plan he is determined to save them and the whole village.

FRiDAy 29 11.00, 2.30, SATuRDAy 30 11.00, 2.30, SunDAy 31 2.00, MOnDAy 1 SeP 11.00, 2.30, TueSDAy 2 SeP 11.00, 2.30, WeDneSDAy 3 SeP 2.30, ThuRSDAy 4 SeP 2.30


pLanes 2: fire & rescue (U TBC) direcTor: roberts gannaway wiTh The voices of: dane cook, ed harris, Julie Bowen

FRiDAy 22 7.30, SATuRDAy 23 7.30, SunDAy 24 2.00, TueSDAy 26 11.00, 7.30, WeDneSDAy 27 7.30, ThuRSDAy 28 2.30,

arThur & miKe (15 TBC) direcTor: dante ariola sTarring: colin firth, emily Blunt, anne heche

usa, 2013, 1 hour 41 minutes

usa, 2014, 1 hour 34 minutes

When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he shifts gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. With helicopter Blade Ranger and The Smokejumpers. Their team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.

To escape a life he hates Arthur (Firth) fakes his own death and assumes a new identity. Arthur stumbles on the beautiful but fragile Mike (Blunt), who is also trying to leave her past behind. Romance blossoms but painful secrets appear - is it possible to truly start all over again? FRiDAy 29 7.30, MOn 1 SeP 8.00, TueSDAy 2 SeP 6.00, ThuRSDAy 4 SeP 11.00

The 100-year-oLd man who cLimBed ouT The window and disappeared (15) nominated for 12 Oscars, this won 4 including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Supporting Actor

direcTor: felix herngren sTarring: robert gustafson,

iwar wiklander, david wiberg sweden, 2013, 1 hour 54 minutes, subtitles

The cheerful, charming, story of sprightly Allan who disappears from the old people’s home on his 100th birthday and soon has the police and a gang of Nazis on his tail. Through Allan’s picaresque journey we learn the story of his life and his impact on world events.

WeDneSDAy 27 2.30, ThuRSDAy 28 7.30

a sTreeTcar named desire (12A) direcTor: elia Kazan sTarring: vivien Leigh, marlon Brando,

Kim hunter, Karl malden usa, 1952, 2 hours 2 minutes, B/w


Tennessee Williams wrote this adaptation of his own sexually pulsating, pressure-cooker play set in the grimy New Orleans French Quarter. Brando and Leigh created two of the all-time immortal film characters in Blanche DuBois, a fading Southern belle in constant battle with her brutish brother-inlaw, Stanley, both with performances much imitated but never bettered. “a close-to-definitive example of how to make a great play work on film” Daily Telegraph

MOnDAy 1 SeP 6.00, TueSDAy 2 SeP 8.30, WeDneSDAy 3 SeP 11.00

fading gigoLo (15) direcTor: John Turturro sTarring: John Turturro,

woody allen, Liev schreiber, vanessa paradis usa, 2014, 1 hour 30 minutes

Turturro stars as an ordinary guy who decides to hire himself out to lonely older women to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray (Allen) who acts as his “manager”. The florist-turned-Casanova and bumbling hustler quickly find themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.

PRiceS Box Office Opening Times: 10am to 8pm Monday to Saturday, 11am to 2.30pm - Sunday Tickets £6.80 Courtyard Card (14-25) £3 Courtyard Club (13s and under) £3 Children Under 16 £4.80 Matinee Screenings £4.80* Concessions £5.80 Breakfast Movie (including a hot drink and pastry) £6.80* * Applies weekdays and term times only. No concessions available. All information contained in this guide is correct at the time of going to print, but may be subject to change.

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Screen Divas Season Film Premieres Family Films Dubbed


If you love the silver screen and can't get enough of film, then buy in bulk and get a better deal. Book for 2 films out of our Film Fanatics programme (denoted by the Film Fanatics symbol) and we'll give you 20% off your tickets, book for 3 of the programme and we'll give you 30% off.

Dave’s Faves Film of the Month as recommended by our film programmer David Gillam.

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TheaTre on screen Sun 15 June 7.00 (Rec) £14

nTLive: The curious incidenT of The dog in The nighT Time (15) Sun 22 June 2.00 (AS Live) £12

engLish naTionaL opera: Terry giLLiam’s BenvenuTo ceLLini WeD 18 7.00 (Live), 25 June 7.00 (Rec) £14

rsc: henry iv parT ii Tue 24 June 6.45 (Live) £18

royaL opera house: manon LescauT (puccini)

SAT 19 JuLy 7.00 (Rec) £16

andré rieu’s 10Th anniversary concerT – BroadcasT from maasTrichT The dramatic and alluring medieval square will be transformed into a romantic open-air concert, featuring André and his famous 60 piece Johann Strauss Orchestra.

Sun 6 JuLy 6.45 (Live) £15

gLyndeBourne: don giovanni

Sun 20 JuLy 7.00 (Live), Sun 27 JuLy 7.00 (Rec), FRi 1 Aug 8.00 (Rec), SAT 2 Aug 8.00 (Rec) £14

monTy pyThon Live (mosTLy) For the first time in more than three decades, comedy legends Monty Python will once again perform some of their greatest hits live on stage. Broadcast from London’s O2 Arena. Thu 14 Aug 7.00 (Rec) £15

gLyndeBourne: La TraviaTa WeD 3 SeP 7.00 £14

rsc: The Two genTLemen of verona Thu 4 SeP 7.00 £14


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nTLive: medea (12a)

Courtyard Film Guide July-August 2014  

Including a special screen divas season, summer movies for the kids and the usual array of dramatic stories, film events and screenings incl...

Courtyard Film Guide July-August 2014  

Including a special screen divas season, summer movies for the kids and the usual array of dramatic stories, film events and screenings incl...