Lights, camera, action!

Lights, camera, action! Popular community cinema Saffron Screen is celebrating its 12th Birthday. and Essex Euro MP Alex Mayer was on hand to give the director's cut to the cake to celebrate.

However the cinema currently receives over £1,000 of funding a year from Europe. And that might be part of a final cut from Brexit.

Saffron Screen shows movies on the big screen, including dementia friendly films, musical sing-a-longs and critically acclaimed European hits. Since 2006 they have reeled in 366,000 film fans.

Alex Mayer MEP said: “Happy Birthday Saffron Screen! We need to make sure the next 12 years are a great sequel - not a flop.

I'm calling on Theresa May to urgently clarify if we will continue to receive European culture funding for communities after Brexit - and if not what replaces it. Smaller grants for culture are not top of the Government's Brexit priority list - but for local projects like this is matters. This needs resolving so Saffron Walden residents can continue to crack open the popcorn and enjoy films locally."

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