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Orbit call for support to #SAVESITR

SITR is a Social Investment Tax Relief scheme which is designed to help community businesses raise funds and capital. This scheme is currently at risk of being scrapped in the Chancellors #SpringBudget and it’s important this is retained to help community businesses like us. Wellington Orbit has already benefitted from the relief by more than […]

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Second NHS care package delivery success

Wellington Orbit’s second delivery of care packages to The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has been a success with packages being shared between the two Hospital sites. The value of this months package delivery was over £500 thanks to the contributions from the community and Wellington Orbit’s continued commitment to supporting the NHS whilst […]

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Orbit continues support for NHS staff at SaTH

Following the success of our hamper delivery last month, we have decided to continue our support by creating and delivering as many ‘Orbit care packages’ as possible while our cinema remains closed due to the national restrictions. These care packages will be distributed to both Princess Royal and Royal Shrewsbury Hospital to help support as […]

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Orbit showing love to NHS with hampers

The films may not be showing right now but community-owned cinema and cafe, Wellington Orbit are showing the love for all the NHS staff at Princess Royal Hospital by creating and delivering over 40 food hampers for them over the next few weeks. Hannah Davison who heads up food operations at Wellington Orbit is putting […]

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Orbit to remain open as a takeaway

We are happy to confirm that we will be open every Friday and Saturday 10am – 2pm for takeaway orders with our new takeaway menu. Due to popular demand, the hot roast pork roll is one of the many options on the new menu giving you a reason to visit Wellington each week!   HOW […]

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Cinema to close due to tier 3 restrictions

Following the announcement that Telford will move to tier 3 restrictions, we are unfortunately required to close the cinema until further notice. The cafe will remain open for takeaway with reduced hours and a new menu so please stay tuned for information about this.

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Independent Cinema benefits from Culture Recovery Fund

Telford’s community owned, independent cinema, Wellington Orbit, joins more than 200 independent cinemas across England which are being supported this Christmas with £16 million in grants from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. 202 cinemas have received funding so far from a £30 million pot allocated by the British Film Institute (BFI), on behalf […]

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Meerkat Movies now accepted at Wellington Orbit

We are excited to announce that Wellington Orbit is now part of the Meerkat Movies scheme. This allows you to get 2-for-1 cinema tickets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for a whole year when you buy a product through comparethemarket.com. Liam McClelland, part of the marketing team at Wellington Orbit said “It’s great to be a […]

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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 […]

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Independent cinema leaves customers spellbound

The compact cinema driving the cultural renaissance in a small corner of Shropshire is digging deep to keep open and keep the reels rolling. In 2019 Wellington Orbit was converted from an old bank into a fully fledged 63 Cinema, funded by a community share issue, donations, social enterprise loans and a grant from the […]

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