Film Ratings – Updated Monthly!

Let us know what you think via our Film Ratings boxes!

Our Film Ratings boxes are back outside the studio theatre. Here you can rave or rage about the films you’ve seen with your fellow viewers. By giving you the opportunity to feed back to us, we can cater our future programmes better to your tastes. We want to encourage a stronger dialect around film, through which we can  bring a wider variety of films, as well as educational events, to our ever growing audiences.

If you’re using etickets don’t worry, there will always be a pen and paper to jot down the film title and make your vote count. We would also encourage that you give us any other feedback you have for Cinema at The Courtyard. Whether that be the Studio environment, the programme or a film you would love to see in the future.

In the meantime our July film programmes are now on sale!

May 23 – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

We had a feeling it might end up this way (hence so the many many screenings), Harold Fry takes the top spot for May narrowly beating out the chaotic documentary In the Court of the Crimson King. At the bottom end of the month, Emily Watson and Paul Mescal’s God’s Creatures split audiences with a wide spread of votes averaging out at 3.19.

There’s still one last shot to see The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry this June on Wednesday 21, 11am.

On the left is an image of Jim Broadbent looking over his shoulder. On the right is the following text: 'May, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - 4.44, In the Court of the Crimson King - 4.33, The Beasts - 3.93, One Fine Morning - 4.30, Rye Lane - 3.88'.


With ratings from 1 to 5 we’ll be totting up the averages after each month’s programme is complete and we’ll post the winning film here:

October 22 – The Thing (1982)

With a perfect 5 from the audience, our Horror-Ford screening of The Thing went down a treat. John Carpenter’s classis Horror-Thriller followed Crimes of the Future which left audiences wanting more with a score of just 3.20… at least we ended on a high. Keep an eye out next Halloween for the return of Horror-Ford and plenty more spooky films! Period pictures Mr. Malcolm’s List and Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris also kept us smiling this October, and you can still catch Mrs. Harris this December if you missed out! Last off Moonage Daydream‘s psychedelic and experimental imagery left us full of colour and philosophical quotes, receiving a solid 4.14 from our audiences. With the critically acclaimed Living and The Banshees of Inisherin coming up, we can’t wait to see what you all think!

October film votes: The Thing - 5.00, Mr. Malcolm's List - 4.58, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris - 4.57, Moonage Daydream - 4.14, After Yang - 3.67


September 22 – Notre-Dame on Fire

With a few films crossing over into October it took us a while to get caught up but the winner was… Notre-Dame on Fire with a tie settled with Jackie Brown by a larger number of votes. It was a very competitive month with See How They Run almost averaging 4 stars from 148 total votes. On the other end, Timothy Spall was taking The Last Bus home as It Snows in Benidorm averages just 2.72. With divisive films such as Don’t Worry Darling and Crimes of the Future coming up, we can’t wait to see what your final verdict is…
September Film Votes. Left: A still from Notre Dame on Fire showing the Notre Dame burning as a fire fighter attempts to put it out. Right: Vots listed - Notre Dame on Fire 4.78, Jackie Brown 4.78, Fire of Love 4.56, Three Thousand Years of Longing 4.35, See How They Run 3.93

August 22 – Where the Crawdads Sing

Sometimes the critics are wrong! In spite of shaky reviews Where the Crawdads Sing was a smash hit here at The Courtyard, so much so we’re bringing it back this October. With Daisy Edgar-Jones at the helm, the long-awaited adaptation didn’t disappoint with an average score of 4.66. Also returning to our screen soon is Eric Ravilious: Drawn to War (4.64) and The Railway Children Return (4.25) which were enjoyed by packed audiences throughout August. On the lower end, Olivia Colman’s Joyride wasn’t quite as well loved, racking up just a 3.68… we still love her though!

August Film Ratings - Left: An image of a woman hiding behind a tree. Right Film ratings list: Where the Crawdads Sing - 4.66, Eric Ravilious: Drawn to War - 4.64, Fisherman's Friends 2 - 4.41, The Railway Children Return - 4.25, Elvis - 4.00


July 22 – Lightyear

“To infinity and…” the top of our film ratings! With busy weeks of family films, it was Lightyear that reigned supreme as July’s favourite film. The Railway Children Return and Minions: The Rise of Gru closely followed with packed screenings throughout the month. Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis took a close second with over 100 5 -star votes, however the often divisive Director couldn’t please everybody. The most divisive film of the month however was Men with votes in all five boxes as Jessie Buckley’s unsettling horror film shocked many of us.

Image: Buzz Lightyear standing in his space suit. Text: July Film Ratings - Lightyear: 4.66, Elvis: 4.63, River: 4.63, The Railway Children: 4.37, Minions: The Rise of Gru: 4.27, Jurassic World Dominions: 4.17


June 22 – Top Gun: Maverick

The winner is Top Gun: Maverick. It’s been topping the Box Office but now it has the real prize as your top film. In fact it has been so well loved we’ve added extra screenings this August. Our Cult Classic and Mystery Film strands still continue to please, especially the surprise comedy Withnail & I selected by our Eduction Officer and Youth Theatre leader Jamie Hutton. The most divisive film of the month was Everything Everywhere all at Once with 4.05 including 12 five-star reviews and 3 one-star reviews.

June Film Votes: Top Gun Maverick - 4.85, Get Carter - 4.81, Lancaster - 4.81, Withnail & I - 4.75, The Mission - 4.67, Untouchable - 4.67, The Quiet Girl - 4.60, The Outfit - 4.52


May 22 – Cult Classic: Cabaret

“Everybody loves a winner!” Our Cult Classic: Cabaret took to the top spot from our May programme after what feels like thousands of Downton Abbey and Operation Mincemeat screenings! That being said, you all loved them both as they were close behind the 70s classic. So close in fact that we’re still continuing to screen both throughout June. Rabbit Academy was popular with families scoring a perfect 5, whilst our divisive feature of the month was The Worst Person in the World with scores across all five boxes.

May Film Votes - Cabaret (4.94), Operation Mincemeat (4.82), Downton Abbey: A New Era (4.70), The Road Dance (4.44), Mystery Film (4.38)


April 22 – Hive

The Kosovan drama stole our hearts this month as a group of war widows grouped to form a business, directly against the wishes of the patriarchal society that fights against them. Meanwhile Sonic the Hedgehog 2 picked up a 4.90 to take the top Family Film spot. As for the marmite of the month, The Northman divided you, with a high number of both 5 and 1 star reviews, averaging out at 3.33.

April Film Votes - Hive (4.72), In the Heat of the Night (4.71), The Phantom of the Open (4.70), The Batman (4.63), Cyrano (4.40), Mystery Film (4.19), The Northman (3.33)