Award winning cinema year

PUBLISHED: 16:15 04 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:05 31 May 2010

AN AWARD-WINNING year for community cinema Saffron Screen came to a close with three full houses for screenings of The History Boys. And the picturehouse, which opened in May and scooped two East of England titles in July, has had so many sell-outs that a

AN AWARD-WINNING year for community cinema Saffron Screen came to a close with three full houses for screenings of The History Boys.

And the picturehouse, which opened in May and scooped two East of England titles in July, has had so many sell-outs that a new postal booking scheme is to be introduced.

Saffron Screen press officer Mark Hayes is encouraging cinema-goers to book early.

"With an increasing number of films selling out, it's advisable for people to book either at the Tourist Information Centre in Saffron Walden, or at the box office at Saffron Walden

County High School which opens half an hour before each screening," he said.

"We have introduced postal booking to help people who have difficulty getting into Saffron Walden as it will enable them to book in advance without having to visit the town.

"All of our January and February programme can be booked now, and we strongly recommend advance booking for popular films."

Among the films that achieved full houses in 2006 were The Da Vinci Code, Walk the Line, Stormbreaker, The Constant Gardener, Mrs Henderson Presents and The Devil Wears Prada.

Saffron Screen was awarded the East of England Market Town Award for Environment and Culture and bagged the even more impressive East of England Overall Winner Award in the summer.

Postal booking forms can be downloaded at the website www.saffronscreen.com and you can call the cinema on 01799 500238 for more information.

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