A copy of the July/August programme is available here.
SHOWING THIS WEEK
DIRECTOR Gus Van Sant
CAST Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Frances McDormand, Hal Holbrook
Steve (Damon) arrives in a small farming town to offer the local landowners a financial lifeline in the shape of fracking contracts, the contentious drilling technique for natural gas. He comes up against environmentalist Noble (Krasinski) and the battle for hearts and minds begins! An entertaining and timely anti-corporate thriller. (2012 USA 106 minutes) More Info
DIRECTOR Rob Reiner
CAST Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn
The classic fairy tale adventure filled with ‘fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love and miracles’! When beautiful Princess Buttercup is kidnapped by dastardly Prince Humperdinck, our dashing hero Westley vows to rescue her. He is joined on his quest by the greatest swordsman in the kingdom, Inigo Montoya, out for vengeance! A delightfully silly romp that is simply to be adored. (1987 USA 94 minutes) More Info
5pm Sunday 23 June SOLD OUT
See the wonders of the exhibition from the comfort of the cinema, introduced by British Museum Director Neil MacGregor, and featuring Mary Beard, Rachel de Thame, Giorgio Locatelli and Exhibition Curator Paul Roberts, all of whom bring extraordinary objects to life in this unique event.
Plus, you'll see specially made films of Pompeii and Herculaneum today, and go behind the scenes of the exhibition to explore the stories of these famous Roman cities. More Info
DIRECTOR Malik Bendjelloul
We thoroughly recommend this Oscar-winning documentary which follows the story of Rodriguez, a 70s musician who never gained fame – other than in South Africa. (2012 Sweden / UK 86 minutes) More Info
7.15pm Monday 24 June BUY TICKETS
LIVE OPERA from the Royal Opera House
This important new staging of Benjamin Britten's opera marks three major anniversaries: 60 years since the Queen’s Coronation, 60 years since the opera’s premiere at the Royal Opera House, and the centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth.
Director Richard Jones
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Saffron Screen is your not-for-profit independent community cinema. Our professional auditorium boasts a full size screen, 200 cinema seats, Dolby Digital surround sound and both 35mm and digital projection equipment. Ticket and refreshment prices are kept low to benefit all and parking is free.
Based within Saffron Walden County High School, we are open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, with additional screenings in the school holidays, and show a range of mainstream, independent, art-house and children’s films as well as streaming special events from around the world.
Our mission statement: to be an independent community cinema screening a wide range of films and seeking through cinema to entertain, educate, create a shared experience and improve the quality of life for everyone in Saffron Walden and the surrounding area.
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