Saturday 8th April 2017
The April film was the much hyped La La Land. The doors opened early so that residents could have a drink in the Ruth Dickson Bar & Café area (ooo La La!) and sit and chat over a glass of wine and some nibbles. The reviews were mixed however - some declared the film ‘fabulous’ and others left feeling rather disappointed saying they couldn’t understand what all the fuss had been about! The Viceroy’s House is being considered for the next film but as always, if you have any suggestions do please let us know.
The film was another sell-out with many residents describing it as the funniest film they had ever seen! People arrived as the doors opened & chatted over a drink in the bar (aka the newly transformed Ruth Dickson room) - tables & chairs were dotted around with low lighting & nibbles on each table. It was a very social occasion & a great film to boot! All proceeds went to the Barlaston Village Hall.
Saturday 11th July saw the 2nd Barlaston Night showing A Royal Night Out which went really well with a super atmosphere in the hall. White wine still seemed to be the tipple of choice but this time as everyone had bought their own there were no queues at the bar and no chance of running out! The film got mixed reviews but exit feedback showed that the evening overall had been a great success!
We have got the new James Bond film Spectre on reserve but as this may not be available until the New Year we may slot another one in before then - please let us know if you have any preferences.
Huge Thank you's to Steve Green at the One Shop, Sean at Premier, Mark the butcher, Marilyn Hurst, Sara Morris, The Upper House & The Duke of York for their generous donation of raffle prizes. Local businesses are inundated with requests for various charities and we are grateful for their support of the community; we urge everyone to reciprocate by
April saw the introduction of the first of the Barlaston Film Nights. The 2nd
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was shown at the Barlaston Village Hall and it was a
atmosphere in the hall was friendly and welcoming with lots of people using the
bar and others chatting over a cup of tea and a biscuit. Ice creams and chocolates were also available
and this contributed to the ‘Cinema feel’ of the evening.
The audience was made up of 120 local people and it was agreed that the choice of film was excellent and meant that there was something in it for everyone. This created a great atmosphere across the generations, with a lot of laughter! There were a lot of positive comments after the performance as well as some learning points for the next time – mainly to make sure the white wine arrived on time (!) and to bring your own cushion!