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Cinema awarded new hearing loop funding

29 July 2013

Saffron Screen has been awarded a grant to upgrade its existing hearing loop to the new radio based Infralight system.

The new system will be on offer with ten neck loop receivers that will work anywhere in the auditorium and across a wide range of hearing aids. This will mean that more hard of hearing customers can be accommodated at the cinema and they will not be restricted on where they can sit. The wearer will also be able to adjust the volume to his or her individual needs.

The Co-operative Membership Community Fund distributes funds raised by customers of the Co-operative group to local groups and projects. Saffron Screen, is a state of the art, not-for-profit community cinema that relies on grants and sponsorship for it’s development and work within the community.

Saffron Screen is committed to making cinema accessible to all. It regularly screens subtitled and foreign language films and an audio description facility is available at some screenings. Disabled parking and seats are also available and carers in possession of a Cinema Exhibitors’ Association Card are entitled to a free ticket. Parking is free and ticket and refreshment prices kept low.

Saffron Screen is arranging the installation of the Infralight system and will let customers know as soon as it’s in place and ready to use.