A FILM club will be marking two big anniversaries starting today (Thursday).
Badby and District Film Society will be celebrating its fifth birthday and the 100th year by showing two modern-day classics.
The society, which meets at Badby Village Hall, will be showing the romance drama Muriel’s Wedding tonight (Thursday) followed by the fantasy movie Hugo directed by Martin Scorsese tomorrow (Friday).
One of the society’s members Richard Bird said: “I think if you had told us at the start that five years later we would be celebrating this birthday, then I think we would have all been surprised.
“It is fantastic there is something in the villages for people to come and watch the films and we have around 250 members so the club has grown.
“The sad thing is that David Pearce, who was very much the driving force in getting the society started, died last year so didn’t quite live long enough to see in this anniversary.”
In addition to the screenings, they are now looking to encourage the next generation of filmmakers to come through.
Mr Bird added: “We have had a few young people come to us looking to make films and we take them through the process.
“There was a good response to that and we will hope to screen them in the near future.”
The screenings are for members only. For further details call Dave Fenner on 01327 300966.