Saffron Screen thanks its army of volunteers

Some of Saffron Screen’s volunteers.

Some of Saffron Screen’s volunteers. - Credit: Archant

AS Volunteers’ Week approaches, Saffron Screen is paying tribute to its hundreds of volunteers.

Volunteers’ Week (June 1-7) is an annual campaign which celebrates the contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.

Saffron Screen is marking the occasion by inviting its volunteers to bring a guest to a screening of their choice this weekend.

The cinema is supported by 15 part-time staff and over 100 volunteers, all of whom live locally. They hail from all corners of the community and work across a host of activities both front of house and behind the scenes.

Business manager Rebecca del Tufo said: “Volunteers’ Week is a fantastic opportunity for us to take stock of the huge amount of time and energy our volunteers commit to Saffron Screen. Without them, the cinema would not be able to operate and we would like to thank each and every one of them.”

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Saffron Screen, a not-for-profit independent cinema is conveniently located at the heart of the community, with free parking and a professional auditorium that boasts a full size screen, 200 cinema seats, Dolby Digital surround sound and both 35mm and digital projection equipment.

The cinema shows a range of mainstream, independent, art-house and children’s films as well as streaming special events from around the world, it attracts film industry professionals and speakers and last year organised its first ‘Saffron Screen on the Green’ in conjunction with the Cambridge Film Festival.

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Its mission as an independent community cinema is to screen a wide range of films and seeking through cinema to entertain, educate, create a shared experience and improve the quality of life for everyone in Saffron Walden and the surrounding area.

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