Courtyard Cinema is a monthly film series presented in partnership with the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) and Consolidated Theaters. Tickets are free, but seating (and the free popcorn) are on a first come first served basis. Film buffs tend to queue up early to get first dibs on the comfy, yellow lounge chairs.
The HIFF curated film series launched this past June with the Italian surf film, Bella Vitta. This month, a Courtyard Cinema screened the 2012 French comedy, Le Chef, starring Jean Reno and Michael Youn.
We enjoyed some free popcorn courtesy of Consolidated Ward 16 Theaters.
The event featured French inspired cousins from local favorites, Le Crepe Cafe and The Pig & The Lady. Also available was a bar serving French martinis and wine. I had the beef bourguignon, while Michelle had the P&L Pho from The Pig & The Lady.
And then we enjoyed the movie.
Next month, Courtyard Cinema will be showing the 2012 Richard Hankins directed 16 Acres. If you’re interested in those fancy yellow lounge chairs, then I’d suggest that you show up early.