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Saffron Walden

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It takes a village to raise a child

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About Saffron Screen

Your not-for-profit independent cinema showing films and special events. Professional 200 seat cinema with full size screen, digital projection and Dolby digital surround sound. Free parking and reasonably priced refreshments. Great for the whole family.


The idea of a new cinema in Saffron Walden dates back to 2003 when various local surveys revealed that a cinema was the amenity most people said was lacking in the area. Uttlesford District Council committed £80,000 to the project, and discussions began about a suitable venue. Around this time, SWCHS had funding to build a second school auditorium and fortunately a school representative spoke to a Council representative and they realised this could be a joint project. In late 2004 / early 2005 a business plan was prepared and market research carried out giving a framework for a community cinema, and the school included a projection booth in its auditorium designs.

The school, the Council and Saffron Walden Initiative worked together to develop these plans and in autumn 2005 a new cinema body was formed which eventually became a company and charity, Saffron Walden Community Cinema Ltd, more generally known as Saffron Screen.

Come and see us…

We regularly receive feedback from people in and around Saffron Walden that we are ‘the best thing to have happened to the town’. We continue to expand the offering and develop our audience, with film festivals, film seasons, Q&As with industry professionals, workshops and education events, and we are recognised in the national film exhibition industry as ‘punching above our weight’ in terms of projection, programming and marketing. In 2013 we were shortlisted for Film Exhibitor of the Year (25 screens or fewer) in the 2013 Screen Awards and in 2014 our Marketing Manager was shortlisted for the Rising Star award in a very strong industry field. So – if you haven’t yet been to see a film at Saffron Screen, it’s about time you did!

Contact details and social media:

Address: County High School, Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4UH

Tel: 01799 500238
E-mail: info@saffronscreen.com
Website: http://saffronscreen.com/tag/comedy/
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