Saturday 20th October 2018
What a fun film - we laughed, we cried & we sang!! Thanks to everyone for coming & to Irene, Sue & Pat for their folding, ripping & tearing skills, Sam, Jess & Andrew in the kitchen, Team Lakin, Donovan & Howdle for marshalling the chairs & to absolutely everyone for being such a FANTASTIC audience!!
Saturday 7th July 2018
Saturday 5th May 2018
Thanks so much to both residents & helpers
who abandoned thoughts of a glass of wine & a BBQ in the garden last night
& came to see The Greatest Showman instead! It was much appreciated & made it a fun-packed night!
Saturday 10th February 2018
Thanks to everyone who came to see Paddington 2 at the Village Hall last night. The film was great fun and enjoyed by a lively audience of mixed ages.
And we couldn't do it without our wonderful team of volunteers who provided refreshments and helped clear up and put chairs away at the end - Community Spirit is alive and thriving in Barlaston!
The next Film Night will be on the 5th May and we are hoping for 'The Greatest Showman', a feel-good musical based on the life of PT Barnum and his colourful quest to create a circus. Watch this space!
Saturday 21st October 2017
Another sell-out for the Barlaston Film Night! Victoria & Abdul reflected resident’s appetite for a feel- good film. The biographical comedy-drama contained some un-politically correct humour and got everyone laughing out loud! Thank you so much for supporting the event & thanks to Kitson’s as always for selling tickets & being helpful & supportive to all community activities!
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 2015 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 2015 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!