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ESSEX: Sex and the City night raises £2000 for community cinema

PUBLISHED: 11:29 27 July 2010 | UPDATED: 10:39 29 July 2010

Saffron Screen had a sell-out crowd for the Sex and the City 2 night

Saffron Screen had a sell-out crowd for the Sex and the City 2 night

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IN true Sex and the City style, a fabulous evening was had by all at Saffron Screen on Thursday July 22.

IN true Sex and the City style, a fabulous evening was had by all at Saffron Screen on Thursday July 22.

The sell-out crowd attended a glamorous night out in aid of the Going Digital fundraising campaign and £2000 was raised through this event.

Westgate of Saffron Walden sponsored the pre-film social event which was followed by a screening of Sex and the City 2 (15).

The audience donned their glad rags with Westgate awarding prizes for the most glamorous outfits. Delicious cosmopolitan cocktails were served up by the team from The Eight Bells and Saffron Walden Waitrose donated food for the free canapés.

The raffle offered treats with Saffron Ice Cream, The Salon and print artist Samantha Morris donating wonderful prizes. All proceeds raised on the night were for the Going Digital campaign, which brings the total raised to date to nearly £34,000.

Saffron Screen development manager, Amanda Lightstone, said: “Everyone had a fantastic evening and enjoyed the film. We were very impressed with the stylish outfits and were thrilled with the generous support from our audience.

“Raising £2000 through this event is a real boost to our Going Digital campaign.

“I would like to thank the sponsor Westgate of Saffron Walden and all the organisations, volunteers and staff who made this event possible. It was a fun social night out for all.”

£60,000 is required to purchase and install digital projection equipment which will secure Saffron Screen’s future as film distributors move towards digital distribution.

This equipment will also ensure that films are screened in pristine condition and will allow access to some films closer to their release dates. Most excitingly, it will mean that live cultural events such as theatre, opera, music and ballet can be streamed into the cinema.

All donors to the campaign are listed on screen at the cinema (unless they wish to remain anonymous). Donations can be made by downloading a form from http://www.saffronscreen.com/going_digital.html or by contacting info@saffronscreen.com

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