Crowds gather for very first screening in ancient museum grounds

On Sunday Saffron Screen hosted a screening of much-loved adventure comedy, The Princess Bride, in the ancient grounds of Saffron Walden Museum and Castle.

The sun shone as over 400 people turned out to see the film. Local families enjoyed lunch from on-site food trucks before watching the film under the shade of the trees surrounding Saffron Walden’s medieval castle.

The event, which was presented in conjunction with Saffron Walden Museum and Uttlesford District Council, was part of 12th Century Live!, a weekend of special events which saw the museum and castle grounds transported back in time and celebrated the medieval roots of the site.

Saffron Screen’s Marketing Manager, Hana Mallett said:
“We really enjoyed working with another local attraction and the event was a great success. We hope to do it again in the future”.

Saffron Screen also used the event to announce the winners of its inaugural Grand Prize Draw which raised almost £1000 towards the cinema’s Outreach Programme.

Business Manager, Andrew Jenkins said:
We are thrilled to have raised such a large sum which will go towards supporting our Dementia and Autism-friendly screenings, subtitled and audio described films as well as Pop-up Saffron Screen and free workshops for children. It’s so important to us to keep the cinema accessible to all!”

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