Midlands Spotlight - Starbase Leicester
By midlandsmovies, Sep 28 2016 04:41PM
StarBase Leicester is a sci-fi and fantasy group based in Leicester who are putting on a very special double-bill at The Phoenix in Leicester’s cultural quarter. Mike takes a trip to the stars with the group and finds out how to get involved in their events.
StarBase Leicester (SBL) originated in 2005 as a great place to make new friends and enjoy everything sci-fi, fantasy and gaming related. Amongst like-minded individuals, the group accepts any fans of the genres to join – as long as they are 16+ and prepared to have a little fun!
With years of experience putting on events, the club is celebrating their 11th birthday this year with a presentation of a pair of criminally underrated sci-fi movies – both overlooked on their release.
On Saturday 22nd October the cinema screens Guillermo del Toro’s kaiju spectacular Pacific Rim followed by Groundhog Day-esque Edge of Tomorrow, where Tom Cruise’s soldier is forced to repeat a battle against aliens over and over again.
But that’s not all! There's also a quiz confirmed and a question and answer session from the creator of the Darkwave universe Darren Scales. The Lincolnshire filmmaker has been working hard on his sci-fi shared universe which even features a ship called the Phoenix. Very apt! Check the production out here: http://www.darkwavepictures.co.uk
The double-bill tickets are £10 (with individual tickets available for either film too) with the night starting with the quiz at 5.30pm, Pacific Rim at 7.15pm and Edge of Tomorrow beginning at 9.40pm. Tickets can be purchased through this link http://www.phoenix.org.uk/film/pacific-rim-edge-of-tomorrow
And if you’re interested in joining StarBase Leicester then their membership is simple – and brilliantly quirky! Attend three club events at the Phoenix cinema and you'll get a special key ring (which gives you access to many discounts) and you can then also come to the members only movie nights as well.
Meeting at least once a month for a variety of events including ‘Superhero Night’, creative writing night, roleplaying games, cinema trips, console nights and many more, the group encourages members to contribute and run ideas of their own. They meet every 3rd Friday of the month at 7pm (at the Phoenix of course) and donations are very much appreciated from members.
For more info about SBL then please contact them below: