Located in Hillsboro Village, the Belcourt Theatre is no longer Nashville’s best-kept secret, and it’s not just the fully stocked bar that has people coming back for more. The Belcourt first opened its doors in 1925 as a venue to showcase silent films. Before reverting to a cinema in 1966, over the years, the theatre has housed the Children’s Theatre of Nashville, the Grand Ole Opry and the Nashville Community Playhouse. While the theatre is now primarily a movie venue, the Belcourt still features occasional live performances.
With impressive programming that goes beyond simple first run features, this vintage movie house features a selection of the best independent, foreign, and documentary films. The theatre also hosts events like the tribute series to the legendary French independent filmmaker Robert Bresson, screenings of classics like George Méliès’s A Trip to the Moon, and the 48-Hour Film Project. (CC)
Belcourt Theatre Information
- Public Transportation: Good (a short walk from bus 7 at 21st Avenue South/Belcourt Avenue and a 2-minute walk from buses 11, 35, and 93 at 21st Avenue South/Wedgewood Avenue)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Programming includes concerts, theater, first run films, repertory films, and other events
- Ticket Prices: Range from $8–$75+ depending on event
- Memberships: Cast and Crew ($45; Student/Senior $35); Screenwriters ($75; Senior $65); Supporting Actor ($150); Lead Actor ($250); Director ($500); Producer ($1,000); Mogul ($2,500). Benefits are tiered with every member receiving discounted admission to all Belcourt Films; a 20% discount on Belcourt merchandise and non-alcoholic concessions; service fee waived for online tickets purchases; discounts on select special events; a monthly calendar of events; and weekly email updates.