2019 Education Events at Belmont Filmhouse

World Book Day



Thu 7 March at 10.00am 1h42m • £3/free for teachers • English • U Suitable for P1-P7 • Literacy: English, Health & Wellbeing, Media

The fantastic film adaptation of Matilda by Roald Dahl. Matilda Wormwood is a gifted girl forced to put up with a crude, distant father and mother. To make things worse, Agatha Trunchbull, the evil principal at Matilda’s school, is a terrifyingly strict bully. However, when Matilda realizes she has the power of telekinesis, she begins to defend her friends from Trunchbull’s wrath and fight back against her unkind parents...

International Women's Day



Friday 8 March at 10am 1hr 38 mins • £3/free for teachers • Arabic with English subtitles • PG • Suitable for P6-S4 • Advisory: Mild sex references • Literacy: English, Health & Wellbeing: MESP, Media, Women's Rights, Arabic culture

Wadjda is a movie of firsts. This first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia is the story of a young girl living in a suburb of Riyadh determined to raise enough money to buy a bike in a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. Even more impressive, WADJDA is the first feature film made by a female Saudi filmmaker. In a country where cinemas are banned and women cannot drive or vote, writer- director Haifaa Al Mansour has broken many barriers with this uplifting film. With fantastic performances and stunning cinematography, this heartwarming film is an inspiration for anyone who dares to dream big.

Watch the trailer HERE

International Francophonie Day

Ma vie de Courgette (My Life As a Courgette) 

My Life as a Courgette

Wed 20 Mar at 10.30am 1h6m • £3/free for teachers • French with English subtitles • PG •Advisory: mild sex references, references to traumatic childhood experiences Suitable for P5-S6 • Modern Languages: French, Health & Wellbeing

A charming French animation about a boy nicknamed Courgette who is sent to live in a children’s home following the death of his mother. Learning to fit in with the others – each of whom carry scars of their own – the film is a gentle exploration of the thoughts and feelings a young person might have when going through a difficult time in their life.

CPD Workshops for Teachers

We have two exciting CPD opportunities at Belmont in the next term! Brought to us by our friends at Into Film, these are excellent for any teachers who want to use film in the classroom.

Wellbeing: Anti-bullying

Wednesday 20 March from 16:00 - 18:00

Increase confidence in tackling conversations around bullying, examining appropriate behaviours through the analysis of on-screen action and using higher order questioning techniques and practical activities, such as character crossroads and conscience alleys. For more information or to book your place, click HERE

For more information or to book places for our screenings please contact me via email – nicola.whyte@belmontfilmhouse.com or call 01224 343513

When making a booking please include:
·        Film Title/ Event name
·        Date of screening/ event
·        Name of school
·        Lead teacher email and mobile number
·        Number of students
·        Number of adults
This will help us process your request quickly and efficiently. Thanks!

Group Discounts

Primary screening at Filmhouse


We recognise that many teachers are finding it increasingly difficult to bring groups to see films during class time, so to address this we offer 25% off tickets to public screenings at Belmont when bringing a group of ten or more pupils.

This discount applies to concession price tickets for pupils and full  price tickets for accompanying adults – details of our ticket prices for public screenings can be found here. Tickets should be booked through our box office on 01224 343 500

We hope that this discount will allow school groups to attend a range of  films at more suitable times. Please note that at public screenings we  expect all members of the audience to respect those around them, which  includes switching off mobile phones.


Projection Tours

Kids looking at film during a projection tour


Are your pupils studying cinema or making their own films? Would they like to meet the Belmont projectionist and learn what goes on behind the scenes at a cinema? We can arrange a tour of the projection room and to compliment your visit we also screen a selection of international short animations. The whole visit, including tour and films lasts approximately 1 hour and costs £100 Suitable for school and community groups of up to 33. Advance booking is essential.

Please note that, although we strive to make Filmhouse as accessible as  possible, this tour is of a non-public area of the building which is up a small flight of stairs.  For accessibility needs, please contact nicola.whyte@belmontfilmhouse.com