The Blaby & District Lions Club usually meets at least once a month for a social event. This may be just a chat and a drink at the Enderby Social Club, but we like to arrange different activities. Adults are welcome to join us as a guest of the club at our upcoming 'film night' social events - enjoy a free film, discover what Lions do in the community and how you can contribute to our local projects and fundraising events.
We hold a monthly film screening for members and their guests at the Countesthorpe Village Hall.
Station Road, Countesthorpe, Leicester LE8 5TB
We choose general interest films that have recently been released as well as a few classics. Guests must be 18 years of age or over to join us. Feel free to just arrive on the night - but if you can let us know you're coming that would be great! We collect donations on the night for the Club Charity Fund if you wish to contribute. Sweets, snacks and soft drinks are available to purchase. The licenced bar will be kept open after the film screening, so come along for a chat at the end!
Dates for film screenings
Film screenings take place at 7.30pm - come along earlier if you'd like to help set up the chairs.
Friday 11 October 2019 - The Favourite
Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.
Running time: 2 hours, IMDB 7.2/10
Stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz
Friday 15 November 2019 - Kursk, The Last Mission
The film follows the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster and the governmental negligence that followed. As the sailors fight for survival, their families desperately battle political obstacles and impossible odds to save them.
Running time: 1 hour 57 minutes, IMDB 6.5/10
Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux, Peter Simonischek
Friday 6 December 2019 - Yesterday
In Lowestoft UK, Jack Malik is a frustrated musician whose musical career is going nowhere despite the faith that his friend/manager Ellie Appleton has in him. However, on the night Jack decides to give up, the whole world is momentarily hit with a massive blackout during which Jack is hit by a bus. Upon regaining consciousness, Jack learns to his astonishment that he is apparently now the only one who knows the music of the Beatles. Realizing this improbable opportunity, Jack begins playing the music of the greatest of the rock bands, claiming it as his own. It pays off quickly and Jack becomes a worldwide musical sensation. Jack must make a fundamental moral decision about his music to satisfy his conscience as he decides what he truly needs. Written by Kenneth Chisholm
Running time: 1 hour 56 minutes, IMDB 7.0/10
Stars: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino
Friday 17 January 2020 - Ad Astra
Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.
Running time: 2 hour 4 minutes, IMDB 7.7/10
Stars: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, and Donald Sutherland
Friday 21 February 2020 - Downton Abbey
The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century. The film begins in 1927, about a year and a half after the TV series ended. Buckingham Palace informs Robert and Cora Crawley, the Earl and Countess of Grantham, that King George and Queen Mary will visit Downton Abbey as part of a royal tour through the country.
Running time: 2 hours 2 minutes, IMDB 7.8/10
Stars: Tuppence Middleton, Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith
Friday 20 March 2020 - The Peanut Butter Falcon
The Peanut Butter Falcon follows Zak, a young man with Down syndrome who runs away from a residential nursing home to fulfill his dream of attending the pro wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck. On the road, Zak meets Tyler, a small-time outlaw who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together, they set out on a wild, life-changing journey and try to convince Eleanor, a kind nursing-home employee charged with bringing Zak back, to join them.
Running time: 1 hours 36 minutes, IMDB 7.7/10
Stars: Zack Gottsagen, Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson
Friday 17 April 2020 - Rocketman
“His music inspires you, his life will surprise you,” Rocketman is a one-of-a-kind musical celebration set to Elton John’s most beloved songs. Discover how a shy, small-town boy becomes one of the most iconic figures in rock & roll. Featuring an all-star cast, this truly spectacular and utterly electrifying ride is filled with show-stopping musical performances and is “unlike anything you’ve ever seen”.
Running time: 2 hours 1 minute, IMDB 7.4/10
Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden