Grease screening attracts thousands to Saffron Walden Common

Saffron Screen on the Green

Saffron Screen on the Green - Credit: Archant

A crowd of 4,000 people braved the wet conditions to watch a special outdoor screening of Grease on Saffron Walden Common on Saturday (Sept 17).

The hit musical was shown on a 50ft screen and the audience sang, danced and hand-jived along to the songs during the Saffron Screen on the Green event.

The town’s independent cinema was celebrating its 10-year birthday and many people got into the spirit by dressing as T-Birds and Pink Ladies.

Pure Rhythm dance school, from Saffron Walden, performed a flash mob before the film and movie-goers also enjoyed food from town traders throughout the evening.

Hana Mallett, marketing manager at Saffron Screen, said: “It was fantastic to see people of all ages sharing the joy of cinema, and we are truly thrilled that 4,000 people came along for what was a really magical evening.

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“I’d really like to thank our sponsors and army of volunteers and the organisations who gave their time for free. The event wouldn’t have been possible without them.”

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