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Saffron Screen's summer season of animated films for kids

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Saffron Screen has announced an August programme of animated films for children.

It includes The Croods: A New Age and Space Jam: A New Legacy as well as Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds and Tom and Jerry: The Movie.

Popcorn and ice cream are back on the menu along with a host of other refreshments at the community cinema's 200-seat auditorium at Saffron Walden County High School in Audley End Road.

Thunk Crood (Clark Duke) in DreamWorks Animation's The Croods: A New Age, directed by Joel Crawford. (49433796)
Thunk Crood (Clark Duke) in DreamWorks Animation's The Croods: A New Age, directed by Joel Crawford. (49433796)

Older kids will relish Marvel's Black Widow and there are more treats planned for the end of the holidays.

Saffron Screen is also showing Another Round, the Danish comedy-drama starring Mads Mikkelsen about four teaching friends who start to live their lives according to a psychiatrist's theory that having a blood alcohol content of 0.05 makes you more creative and relaxed.

It won the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film at April's Oscars ceremony, the BAFTA for Best Film Not in the English Language and the European Film Award for Best Film. It was also nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.

Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds (49433802)
Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds (49433802)

Also on the August bill is Off the Rails, a British comedy-drama starring the late Kelly Preston, Jenny Seagrove and Sally Phillips as three friends in their 50s who embark on a European train adventure to celebrate the life of their recently deceased friend, who left them train tickets on the condition her teenage daughter joined them. It co-stars Judi Dench, Franco Nero and Ben Miller.

Summer of Soul is a toe-tapping documentary delight that combines unseen footage of the 1969 Harlem Culture Festival with insightful interviews and music from the likes of Stevie Wonder and Nina Simone.

Also, there's an incredibly touching and visceral performance from James Norton in Nowhere Special.

Three classic Met Operas come to the screen this summer and the cinema's Monday night selection will transport film fans around the world via a range of foreign language films, including Martin Eden, which has won a number of international awards, and The Truffle Hunters, about a group of elderly men and their dogs on a quest for perfect gastronomic delights.

Customers can expect a full range of Covid-19 safety measures. Tickets can only be bought in advance, either online at www.saffronscreen.com, from Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre or by phone on 01799 524002 (Mon-Sat, 9.30am-5pm).

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