Cineworld Ely Celebrates Fantastic First Year

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Cineworld Ely rings in its one-year anniversary on Saturday, 12th May, after welcoming nearly 260,000 cinema-goers in its first year.

The 954-seat state of the art cinema has shown over 150 films across over 10,000 screenings, showing the biggest blockbusters and thousands of hours of movie magic for local residents. Hungry film fans have also munched on over 25,000 bags of popcorn adding up to a whopping 2,032 kilograms over the course of the year – equivalent to the weight of a hippopotamus!

What’s more, Ely cinema-goers are big fans of family-friendly blockbusters, with action-packed movies such Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Greatest Showman and Despicable Me 3 all featuring within the cinema’s top five performing cinemas in the last year.

This Saturday, Cineworld Ely will celebrate its first birthday and is inviting local residents to join in the festivities. The cinema will host a variety of activities for its landmark anniversary including a wheel of fortune  – plus amazing giveaways and opportunities to win goodies. Lucky winners could get their hands on complimentary cinema tickets, food and drink vouchers and even movie merchandise.

To show its gratitude to the community, Cineworld Ely has also partnered with local arts group Ely Arts Society, to create a bespoke piece of artwork telling the story of Ely and the town’s love of film – which will be officially unveiled at the cinema during the anniversary celebration.

Matthew Shaw, Cineworld Ely General Manager, comments: “It’s been an incredible first year and we’ve loved being part of the local community, welcoming around 260,000 customers through our doors since we opened on 12th May 2017. On Saturday, we’ll be giving away lots of prizes and goodies, so what better way to spend our one year anniversary and show our gratitude than giving back to the movie-loving community who help make the cinema so great.”

Cinema fans can take advantage of the Pick & Mix selection and enjoy Baskin Bobbins ice cream as part of their cinema experience, as well as Movies for Juniors and Cinebabies screenings. The cinema is also available for private venue hire.

To book tickets and for further information, please visit www.cineworld.com. Like Cineworld Ely on Facebook, or follow @Cineworld and tweet #CineworldEly.

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