Mamma Mia! on the Common - a date for your diary

CAMBRIDGE Film Festival and Saffron Screen encourage residents to join them for ‘Saffron Screen on the Green’ on Saffron Walden Common from 6pm on Saturday September 8.

This FREE, large-scale, open-air film screening of Mamma Mia! (PG) will celebrate Saffron Walden’s community cinema and be part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad - the largest cultural celebration in the history of the modern Olympic and Paralympic Movements.

Julie Kendall, Saffron Screen cinema director, said: “Saffron Screen On The Green promises to be a fabulous free event in the heart of the town, with everyone singing and dancing along to the unforgettable ABBA classics.

“What better way to celebrate an incredible summer of pageantry and sport, than to join your family, friends and community on Tthe Common for this much loved crowd-pleaser?”

‘Doors’ will open from 6pm and the film will be projected onto a giant inflatable cinema screen when darkness falls, at around 8pm. Tickets are not required. There will also be free screenings of rare archive films, including fascinating footage of the region from days gone by.

Food and drink will be available to purchase on site, or you may bring picnics. The screening will take place rain or shine, except in the case of severe weather - so remember to dress approprately.

More information about Saffron Screen On The Green is available from