Barlaston Community Group

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Barlaston Community Group chose to run a village Film Night to create a local event which assisted in achieving part of its aim to 'To foster community spirit and encourage neighbourliness within the village of Barlaston'. The Barlaston Film Night is held in Barlaston Village Hall, 1 Longton Road, Barlaston, ST12 9AA and is a community event for everyone. Although the event has not been designed as profit making, any money made from the Film nights will be invested back into the village.
Tickets available from Premier

Friday 21st February 2020

We had a lovely afternoon at Barlaston Film Matinee watching the new Shaun the Sheep movie 'Farmageddon'. Everyone helped put the chairs away at the end including the kids, how helpful you all were!

Saturday 8th February 2020

There was a real Feel-Good factor at Film Night yesterday & it wasn't just the warm glow from Downton Abbey - we celebrated Ken Hanks 90th birthday with a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday to You & Ann Crowther was presented with a new litterpick for her (& Mindy-Woo's) efforts to keep Meaford Road to the golf club tidy & litter free.
Thanks to our lovely audience for their community spirit & the team of helpers that make it it all possible

Saturday 17th November 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended tonight's film showing of 'Yesterday', a feel good movie packed with famous songs and plenty of laughter. As always we had a great time. And thanks to everyone who helped, including the audience who packed their chairs away in record time!

Saturday 5th October 2019

Thank you to our wonderful audience for such a fun evening! Red Joan was an intriguing story based on real life events (brilliantly acted by Judy Dench) but it seems that the success of the night no longer depends on the film - everyone chats to each other & newcomers are made to feel very welcome!!
Huge thanks for supporting the event & for the audience participation with chairs at the end - Barlaston Film Night Fans are the Best❣️👍👏📽🎥❤️

Thursday 22nd August 2019

We had a lovely time this afternoon at the kids Film Matinee watching Dumbo! A massive THANK YOU to the children who were all so polite & the older ones helped tidy up & put the chairs away - Barlaston kids are GREAT👍👏👏.

The Candy Cart was supplied by Jaynies Crafts & Goodies - find her on Facebook if you want to know more😃❤️🍭🍡

Saturday 10th August 2019


What a fantastic turnout for Fisherman's Friends! There was a party atmosphere in the hall & like all the best parties, it ended with a sing-song... a foot-stamping version of 'What shall we do with a Drunken Sailor', the line 'shave his bottom with a rusty razor' being sung with particular gusto😂.

Huge thanks to the gang below deck - Sam, Sandie & Irene & of course our wonderful audience for helping at the end with the washing up, stacking chairs & sweeping floors.👍

The next film is Red Joan, a British spy drama showing at the Village Hall on Saturday 5th October. Tickets will be on sale shortly at PREMIER STORES in Orchard Place.

NB: a beautiful black wool wrap was left behind - please call 07970 593910 to claim it.

Saturday 1st June 2019 

Thanks to everyone who chose Film over Football last night❣️ It was an emotional evening with brilliant acting & powerful musical numbers. Then in true Barlaston style people pitched in to help with putting chairs away & clearing the hall - Thank You & we look forward to seeing you all again on the 10th August for Fishermen's Friends!

Friday 26th April 2019

Our first matinee! We spent a lovely afternoon eating ice creams & watching Mary Poppins Returns. Thanks to everyone who came & for being such a helpful audience, stacking & putting away chairs & even offering to sweep the hall floor! Our aim is to show a film during each of the school holidays - make sure you follow our page to find out about the next one!

Saturday 6th April 2019

A great big Thank You to Saturday's Film Night audience who had waited so patiently (5 months?!) for us to get Bohemian Rhapsody. Hopefully the problem with the sound quality towards the end of the film didn't spoil your enjoyment of the evening.
The raffle was as popular as ever with some super prizes including freshly baked cakes made by BLISS cakes and some Wedgwood pieces donated by Renee.
And don't worry we'll make sure the speakers are in perfect working order for Mary Poppins Returns on 26th April & A Star is Born on 1st June!
Thank you for supporting Film Night & we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Saturday 2nd February 2019

Mission Impossible Fallout certainly provided a tough test for our new film equipment - the action scenes were vivid & dramatic, with gasps & OMGs from the audience as we were visually bombarded with bloody fight scenes, car & motorbike chases & aerial extravaganzas with a twisting plot line, it was exhausting! (Spoiler alert, the baddies lose & Tom Cruise saves the world.)

The new projector & screen, funded by the National Lottery, was a great success & we are already looking forward to our next film.

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

A great big Thank You to everyone who gave up the opportunity of watching football, having a BBQ, or joining in the party at the Plume in favour of watching Finding Your Feet with us in the village hall! The film was great - happy, sad and very funny - we can thoroughly recommend it. Thanks too to the support team, you are much appreciated!

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.  

Saturday 7th January 2017

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.

9th July 2016

Another brilliant film showing at Barlaston Village Hall tonight. The inspiring "Eddie the Eagle" had the audience laughing at his antics and flinching at his falls. Thank you to everyone involved in organising the evening including the Reels on Wheels team who always do a good job.

23rd April 2016

The audience at last night's showing of Dad's Army were honoured by the attendance of celebrity couple Captain & Mrs Mainwaring (aka Patrick & Jane Plant) who also drew the raffle.  A good night was had by all - huge thanks to everybody for supporting the event!

9th January 2016

The 9th of January and it was a full house for Barlaston Community Group's showing of Spectre! It was a great night with all ages enjoying the film. Thanks to everyone that attended and braved the elements to get to the Village Hall!

24th October 2015

The Minions film on Saturday was championed by Sara Morris and family and a great time was had by all!  Doors opened at 2pm and children and adults alike enjoyed the Minion cupcakes and biscuits before settling down to watch the film. Many thanks to those that dressed up, those who helped and most of all thanks to everybody that came!
The next film to be shown will be the long-awaited James Bond film SPECTRE on the 9th January 2016.

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

                                                                            Buying Local!!

The 11th 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 sell-out performance.

The 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!