Christmas Treats at Saffron Screen


This Christmas, there’s a feast of delights to entertain the whole family at Saffron Screen, with a host of fantastic films and special events across numerous holiday screenings.

Don’t miss Daniel Craig in the thrilling new James Bond film, Spectre, showing throughout December and early January, as well as Maggie Smith at her brilliant best in The Lady in the Van, a real post Christmas treat.

There’s swashbuckling adventure for children in Pan, a highly enjoyable ‘prequel’ to JM Barrie’s famous story (Sat 5, Sat 12, Tue 22 and Wed 23 December) and Father Christmas will be making special visits to the matinee screenings of A Christmas Star on Sat 19 and Sun 20 December. The charming animation, Maya the Bee, (Sat 2 and Sun 3 January) is sure to keep little ones entertained after all the presents have been unwrapped!

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without The Nutcracker ballet from the Royal Opera House (Weds 16 and Sun 27 December – tickets remaining for both dates). Another unmissable festive treat is local pianist Gail Ford’s annual visit to the cinema with her live accompaniment of Speedy, the gloriously funny Harold Lloyd silent film (Fri 1 January). And if Harold Lloyd appeals to you, you’ll also enjoy our hilarious Laurel and Hardy double bill of Music Box and Blockheads on Monday 21 December.

For opera fans we have a live broadcast from the Royal Opera House of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci on Thurs 10 December. If you missed our first screening of the wonderful Dame Judi Dench in The Winter’s Tale from the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live, don’t miss the encore on Weds 30 December.

With a delightful mix of brand new features and old classics, Saffron Walden’s local cinema has something for everyone this Christmas. For all the listings and to buy tickets and gift vouchers go to Tickets and gift vouchers are also available from the Tourist Information Centre and the box office.

Published 8 December 2015