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Boost for Independent cinema as it announces its VE Day Celebrations


Boost for Independent cinema as it announces its VE Day Celebrations

The independent cinema at the heart of Wellington, Wellington Orbit, are proud recipients of the Telford & Wrekin Council VE/VJ Day Celebration Fund.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and 75 years since communities came together on VE Day and VJ Day to celebrate peace, mourn those that were lost, thank those that fought and look forward to the future with hope.

To mark this historic occasion Telford & Wrekin Council launched a grant opportunity at the start of the year prior to lockdown.  This is to support local communities and to help them come together to hold their own events and celebrations on or around VE day. Due to lockdown, Wellington Orbit were not able to host their celebrations back in May, but are now happy to announce a great selection of offers for its celebrations in November.

Thanks to the fund, Wellington Orbit are able to offer screenings of ‘A Call to Spy’, showing on 6th, 10th and 11th November, at a special ticket price of £2.50. For any screening at the Orbit Cinema between 6th & 11th November, each ticket will also include a free non-alcoholic drink. To make the celebrations extra special, Wellington Orbit will also be offering WWII styled specials such as Beef Fritters, Lord Woolton Pie and Brown Betty for only £1 which will be available alongside the main menu.

Ray Hughes, Board Director at Wellington Orbit, “We are grateful to Telford and Wrekin Council for the grant which will allow us to bring the community together and to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. The film ‘A Call to Spy’ is a perfect fit for the celebrations as it is based in WWII around the spy agency which Winston Churchill orders to train women for covert operations. It has been a hard year for everyone and we hope that these offerings will allow us to bring happiness to the community”.

Wellington Orbit reopened in July following the lockdown and introduced a range of measures such as protective screens, enhanced cleaning and socially distanced cinema bookings to make the venue Covid-secure and safe for customers.

Tickets for the film ‘A Call to Spy’ can be bought online: www.wellingtonorbit.co.uk or in the cafe.