What's on at Saffron Screen for the Christmas break

A ballet dancer in front of a large Christmas tree surrounded by gifts

The Nutcracker ballet from the Royal Opera House is coming to Saffron Screen. - Credit: ROYAL OPERA HOUSE / SAFFRON SCREEN

Looking for some entertainment over the Christmas period? Saffron Screen in Saffron Walden has a range of options over the break.

Daphne Du Maurier’s classic novel Rebecca (12A) is screened on Sunday (Dec 27) at 2.30pm. Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammer) returns home to his country estate of Manderley with his new bride (Lily James) - but she struggles because of the atmosphere left by the first Mrs de Winter, the Rebecca of the title who has died, and the housekeeper Mrs Danvers (Kristin Scott Thomas).

A woman in a holiday hat sitting on a wall and a man walking

Rebecca (12A) starring Lily James as Mrs de Winter and Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter will be shown at Saffron Screen. - Credit: KERRY BROWN / NETFLIX

Viola Davis as Ma Rainey surrounded by dancers

A scene from the film Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (15) which is on at Saffron Screen. - Credit: DAVID LEE/NETFLIX

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Sunday at 7.30pm, repeats Tuesday Dec 29 at 7.30pm) is about blues singer Ma Rainey and her band in 1920s Chicago. The cast includes Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman.

Two children journey into magical adventures in Come Away (U), a fairytale combining Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland. This screens on Monday (Dec 28) at 2.30pm, and Tuesday (Dec 29) at 2.30pm. The second screening is subtitled for the hard of hearing.

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A scene from the film Come Away (PG), which is on at Saffron Screen. - Credit: ALEX BAILEY / MAGINOT LINE

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The film Cocoon (15) showing at Saffron Screen. - Credit: PECCADILLO PICTURES / SAFFRON SCREEN

Cocoon (15) on Monday (Dec 28) at 7.30pm is a coming-of-age film set in Berlin about female adolescence. It's on at Saffron Screen on Monday (Dec 28) at 7.30pm.


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Family film Paddington (PG) is on Wednesday, December 30 at 2.30pm.

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A scene from Paddington (PG), which is on at Saffron Screen. - Credit: STUDIOCANAL / SAFFRON SCREEN

woman singing into a microphone

The concert film Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold The Concert is being screened at Saffron Screen - Credit: STEVEIE NICKS / SAFFRON SCREEN

Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold The Concert brings music to the big screen on  Wednesday, December 30 at 7.30pm. The concert was recorded over two nights, and the set list should keep fans happy.

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Also coming up are The Royal Ballet's The Nutcracker (Thursday December 31 at 2.30pm) and  Billie (15) a documentary about Billie Holiday (Friday January 1, 2021).

Ballet dancer in tutu standing in front of Christmas tree surrounded by gifts

The Nutcracker ballet from the Royal Opera House is coming to Saffron Screen. - Credit: ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

Billie Holiday singing into microphone

A scene from Billie (15), on at Saffron Screen. - Credit: JAMES ERSKINE / SAFFRON SCREEN

Not for profit community cinema Saffron Screen has Covid-19 safety measures in place. These include temperature checks for all customers, staff and volunteers, reduced capacity in the auditorium, and regular cleaning.

Tickets are available in advance only. Call 01799 500238 between Monday and Saturday, 9.30am to 5pm. There is an answering machine at other times. You can also get your ticket through the Tourist Information Centre on 01799 524002 or online at www.saffronscreen.com where the choices including prices are also available.

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