Film reviewers: Half-price tickets

Always have a startlingly passionate opinion on film? Could you give Mark Kermode a run for his money?

We’re enthusiastic about audience feedback, your opinions on film – what you love and what gets you riled! So send us your film reviews, short or long and we’ll get them posted up here on our blog.

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Getting your review to us and your half-price ticket couldn’t be easier. Wherever you see this logo we’re looking for your thoughts.

1. Call up Box Office on 01432 340555 and let them know you’re booking a reviewer’s half-price ticket for one of the films below.

2. Come along and enjoy your film – the first screening of the selected film is the only applicable one for this offer.

3. Write your quick-fire review and email it to us within 18 hours of the film to competitions@courtyard.org.uk subject titled with the name of the film.

Films in the offer this season:

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Robot and Frank |  Sat 4 May 6pm

Compliance | Sat 18 May 5.30pm

Caesar Must Die | Tue 21 May 6pm

Jack The Giant Slayer | Tue 28 May 2.30pm

Much Ado About Nothing | Mon 24 June 6pm

The Reluctant Fundamentalist | Sat 29 June 2.30pm

The Courtyard reserves the write to publish or not publish reviews. Any questions send us an email or tweet us @CourtyardArts

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Great film deals, whatever you fancy…

We love film here at The Courtyard, swashbuckling blockbuster film and alternative, striking foreign film, and family fun too.

Oz The Great and Powerful

Oz The Great and Powerful

We’re bringing you some of the best deals this month so you can see the best of the pictures for a reasonable price, and be in with a chance of winning some pretty tasty prizes…

Just call the Box Office on 01432 340555 to claim any of these offers. We’ll ask you for your contact information and enter you into any competitions automatically.

EASTER HOLIDAY FAMILY FILM DEAL…

2 for 1 on tickets this Easter to OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL and THE CROODS
You can’t say fairer than that.

TWICE QUARTET! WIN A FREE LUXURY AFTERNOON TEA AT CASTLE HOUSE HOTEL…

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Quartet

Buy two tickets to QUARTET and then two tickets to A LATE QUARTET and we’ll enter you into a competition to win afternoon tea for two at the Castle House Hotel in Hereford. Treat yourself and a loved one to a 4* experience… plus enjoy two brilliant films celebrating the power of classical music and some exceptional acting talent.

Plus all A LATE QUARTET pre-bookers will be entered into a competition to win a collection of Beethoven String Quartet CDs!

DEALS FOR REVIEWERS – WIN BRILLIANT READING MATERIAL!

FOREIGN LANGUAGE:

If you love having access to the best critical insight into current and upcoming film, then you need to be reading the BFI’s magazine Sight & Sound. Delivering sterling reviews and features every month, a year’s subscription could be yours when you enter our competition by purchasing a ticket for you and friend to both LORE and IN THE HOUSE

In The House

In The House

If you reckon your writing skills deserve a good read, then you can also book one of our half-price reviewer tickets to the first screenings of these films, but we need to see your review in our inbox at competitions@courtyard.org.uk within 18 hours of the screening… If it’s a good read, we’ll post it online and get The Courtyard audience reading your opinion. Please note if you participate in both foreign film competitions your friend is not eligible for a reviewer half-price ticket.

CLOUD ATLAS:

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas

Review CLOUD ATLAS on the first screening, submit it to us before the second screening (deadline 7 April), and be in with a chance of winning the original book, Cloud Atlas, and writer David Mitchell’s previous two novels, Ghostwritten and Number9dream. Send your review to competitions@courtyard.org.uk with the subject ‘Cloud Atlas review’.

Plus bring a friend along and you’ll get ‘buy 1 get 1 free’ on a drink from the Café Bar. [applicable on house wine, draught beers and ciders and soft drinks]

COURTYARD CARD (14 – 25):

And Courtyard Card holders can review selected screenings and get in free, plus enter a competition to win another seminal film criticism title, Little White Lies.

CZECH FILM TOUR – DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF CZECH CINEMA…

The House

The House

If you book tickets for you and a friend to see both Czech Film Tour specials, ALOIS NEBEL and THE HOUSE at The Courtyard this March, then we’ll enter you into a prize draw to win Peter Hames’ book, Czech and Slovak Cinema: Theme and Tradition, five-star rated by Sight & Sound’s reviewer Michael Brooke.

Don’t forget we’re also offering both films for only £8 a person, so if you bring a friend on the same deal you get double the chance of winning the competition! Make sure you book the tickets in your name.

February Film Offers – Stay entertained this half term

#1: ONE ADULT FREE AND £5 OFF YOUR MEAL*

…when you book a family of two adults and two kids to come along to one of our February family films. For extra measure we’ll throw in a DVD of Johnny Depp’s classic animated western Rango, to one lucky winning family. Click on the titles below for dates and ring the Box Office to book.

*[food discount only applicable with a purchase of two main courses/main course specials and two children’s menu courses]

Frankenweenie WEB

Frankenweenie (PG)
Funny, dark and whimsical, Tim Burton’s gloriously crafted animation is a kids’ version of ‘Frankenstein’, softened and reimagined in the postwar American suburbs. When
awkward schoolboy Victor’s beloved dog Sparky meets with a tragic end, the young inventor devises an ingenious way to bring him back to life.

Rise of The Guardians Web

Rise of the Guardians (PG)
This hyperactive animated adventure provides plenty of action, colour and cute comedy for younger kids. When the evil spirit Pitch sets out to take over the world and destroy children’s faith in Father Christmas, the immortal Guardians call on Jack Frost to help them fight back to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.

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Hotel Transylvania (PG)
Frankenstein, Dracula, the Mummy and the Werewolf are all living together in Hotel Transylvania, a five star resort where the world’s most glamorous monsters and their families can live it up. When Van Helsing, falls for Dracula’s teenage daughter, he soon finds out that they are destined enemies which makes for a rocky romance…

#2: WIN DVD BOX SETS OF THE FIRST SERIES OF NEW GIRL AND THE FIRST FOUR SERIES OF 30 ROCK!

… when you book a group of four in to see Pitch Perfect we’ll enter you into a prize draw to win.

From the writer of hip American comedies 30 Rock and New Girl, comes a feisty
coming-of-age flick….

Pitch Perfect (12A)
New talent Anna Kendrick (of Twilight and Scott Pilgrim fame) kicks the mean, sweet and weird girls into shape with a subversion on the traditional singing girl group. Arriving at her new college, Beca finds a meddley of girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together. When Beca takes them out of their world of perfect harmonies into all-new mash-ups, they fight to climb their way to the top of the cut-throat world of college a cappella. Sharply written, filled with fun and loaded with great music that is seamlessly mixed together, mashed-up and arranged like you’ve never heard before.

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Call the BOX OFFICE on: 01432 340555 to book a deal.

If you or someone you know is aged 14-25 they are eligible to receive the Courtyard Card and get free and discounted tickets to selected shows and films. Can’t say fairer than that. Find out more here and call the Box Office to apply for a card.

Don’t forget to join the conversation and here the latest on our thoughts and info on upcoming film @CourtyardArts on Twitter and on Facebook

Presents from us to you this festive season!

Because we’re feeling all festive and giving and we know you’re weather-beaten and worn from the eternal trudging from shop to shop, we’ve decided to tempt you into the Courtyard over these Christmassy days to get yourself warmed up, well-fed and entertained in our studio watching a movie.

There’s a couple of great December offers so get your eyes around these, book in and treat yourself, your family, your friends to a bit of fun and TLC. It shouldn’t all be hard work and shopping ’til you drop.

#1: GIRL’S NIGHT OUT – FREE WINE, CHEAP PUDS, PLUS WIN A KARAOKE MIC & SPA VOUCHERS

SparkleFor every group of four booking to seeSparkle (12A)’, Whitney Houston’s final feature film, grab a free bottle of wine between you and a half-price homemade pudding each from our Café Bar. Plus you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win your own karaoke plug & play microphone to share on a ‘girly night in’ and £30 of vouchers to get yourself pampered in Hereford at Beautiful Spirit Clinic & Spa!

The perfect treat for your post-shopping relax, bring your girls along and have a chill.

#2: LET’S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN – 2 FOR 1 ON TICKETS

Join Transylvanian Transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter in his crazy castle as he plays host to all manner of weird and wonderful people attending an Annual Transylvanian Convention in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (12A)’.The Rocky Horror Picture Show MC

This 2-for-1 deal gives you the chance to re-experience this cult classic on the big screen. Bring a mate or two, don your high heels and fishnets and join us as we do the Time Warp again!

#3: FAMILY FUN! – ONE ADULT FREE WITH FAMILY FILM BOOKINGS

Bring the kids on a family trip* to watch The Muppet Christmas Carol (U)’ or Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG)’ during December and we’ll give you one adult ticket free. We’re feeling festive so call it a treat!Madagascar 3

* For the purposes of this offer, family is sized at two adults and two children.

To book any of these deals call the Box Office on 01432 340555

TASTY TREATS

Make the most of the Café Bar this festive season and book in your party of 10 minimum for our Festive Fork buffet! Why not combine it with tickets to the Panto or a Christmas Comedy Club?

The buffet includes such delights as: Honey Glazed Baked Gammon, Salmon & Dill Terrine, Turkey with Cranberry and Goats Cheese & Caramelised Onion Tart.

Book ahead at catering@courtyard.org.uk or ring 01432 346517cherry cake

Get in early and book your Valentine’s meal at the Courtyard Cafe Bar. Our chefs take great pride in providing delicious food, locally-sourced and made with love. You can even catch Les Misérables in the cinema after.

2 course & 3 course options with a glass of bubbly on arrival and coffee included.

Book in at the Box Office on 01432 340555