Film is an important part of what we offer at Otley Courthouse. For more information on upcoming films please see our What’s On page.

Otley Film Society screen a minimum of 18 films on Thursday evenings between September and May. See for details. They screen a varied programme featuring Oscar winning performances, dramas, films to make you laugh and cry from  the UK and across the globe. Love film? Why not become a member of Otley Film Society and enjoy the benefits of seeing art-house films on your doorstep. The bar is open before each film and you can take drinks through to the screening.

Movie Matinees

These are screened two Thursday afternoons a month at 2pm – with tea/coffee and biscuits at 1.30pm. These are recent popular more mainstream films which you may have missed all for £6 per person.

National Theatre Live

We are equipped to screen both Live and Encore performances of plays and musicals from the National Theatre and other great venues. These are often booked after our programme goes to press – so make sure that you are on our mailing list. Ballet and Opera screenings also play part of the menu.

Exhibitions on Screen

Major exhibitions by leading artists lovingly filmed and interpreted.

Special Screenings

We also feature one-off screenings of particular interest or relevance – we work with groups such as Otley Walking Festival, Amnesty International, Short Films from Leeds International Film Festival.

Private screenings

Do you have a favourite film that you would like to screen for friends? Contact us about hiring the Courtroom.


Otley Courthouse is a unique development run by people in Otley, West Yorkshire. After an eight year development period we transformed a redundant nineteenth century magistrates court into a unique arts and resource centre for our community.

Find out about the history of Otley Courthouse by visiting the Heritage section of our website.


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Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street, Otley, West Yorkshire LS21 3AN

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