Cinema reels in its 10,000th customer

PUBLISHED: 14:00 26 October 2006 | UPDATED: 09:56 31 May 2010

Alexandra with her sister Nadya and Rebecca del Tufo

Alexandra with her sister Nadya and Rebecca del Tufo

AFTER being open for just five months, Saffron Screen welcomed its 10,000th customer on Saturday. Nine-year-old Alexandra Bent, from Whiteshot Way, Saffron Walden, was thrilled to be the lucky film-goer and collected four free cinema tickets and a selecti

AFTER being open for just five months, Saffron Screen welcomed its 10,000th customer on Saturday.

Nine-year-old Alexandra Bent, from Whiteshot Way, Saffron Walden, was thrilled to be the lucky film-goer and collected four free cinema tickets and a selection of film-related goodies.

She also picked up a poster of the film that she was going to see, the animated smash "Cars". Chair of Saffron Screen, Rebecca del Tufo, said that everyone who had put time and effort into the cinema project was delighted with its success.

She said: "We're so chuffed - to have our 10,000th customer already, considering we only opened on May 20, is ahead of our projections.

"The cinema has been particularly popular with older and younger people, which is great, as they're typically the audience who find it hard to get to cinemas out of town.

She added: "We're still taking feedback, so let us know what films you'd like to see at Saffron Screen in the future."

In the five months since it opened, the cinema has shown 85 films across 165 screenings.

Nine-year-old Alexandra Bent is pictured with her seven-year-old sister Nadya and chair of Saffron Screen, Rebecca del Tufo.

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