Sunday 24th September
2:00pmROH Encore: The Magic Flute at Ely Cinema Mozart’s glorious opera 'The Magic Flute' is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s Royal Opera House production with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane. Mozart’s glorious opera 'The Magic Flute' is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s production with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane. Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno – but all is not as it seems… David McVicar’s classic production embraces both the seriousness and comedy of Mozart’s work. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzlingly starry skies. The setting provides a wonderful backdrop for Mozart’s kaleidoscopic score, from the Queen of the Night’s coloratura fireworks to Tamino and Pamina’s lyrical love duets and Papageno’s hearty, folksong-like arias. As well as being a comedy 'The Magic Flute' is an expression of Mozart’s profound spiritual beliefs: Enlightenment concerns with the search for wisdom and virtue are at the heart of this enchanting tale. The Magic Flute was an instant success with audiences and Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri described it as an ‘operone’ – a great opera. Bookings 01353 616991 £15 Adults £14 Concession £12 Members Book tickets online Dates Sun 24th Sep 2017 2:00 pm Prices £15 Adults £14 Concession £12 Members
7:30pmFinal Portrait (15) at Ely Cinema An extraordinary of the story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti. Director : Stanley Tucci. Stars: Armie Hammer, Clémence Poésy, Geoffrey Rush Paris, 1964. Alberto Giacometti, the famous artist, bumps into his old friend, the American critic, James Lord, and begs that he sits for a portrait because he has an interesting face. It'll just take a couple of days in his studio. Lord is flattered by the request and as the days go by and turn into weeks and weeks seemingly with no end in sight he realises his entire life has been hijacked by this erratic genius. The portrait continues to ebb and flow. Veering between frustration and joy, Lord ultimately sees logic in the artist's chaotic mind and together we witness a genius complete one of his last masterpieces. Bookings 01353 616991 Book tickets online Dates Sun 24th Sep 2017 7:30 pm Prices Matinee Adults £6.50 Concessions/Children £5.50 Evening Adults £7 Concessions/Children £6 £1 discount for Babylon ARTS & Cinema Members Concessions available to 60+, U15’s, full time students and people on income support - ID required.
Thursday 28th September
7:30pmDunkirk (15) at Ely Cinema The event that changed our world. Dunkirk serves up emotionally satisfying spectacle, delivered by a writer-director in full command of his craft and brought to life by a gifted ensemble cast that honors the fact-based story. In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated. Director: Christopher Nolan Stars: Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Harry Styles, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh. Bookings 01353 616991 Book tickets online http://www.babylonarts.org.uk Dates Thu 28th Sep 2017 7:30 pm Prices Matinee Adults £6.50 Concessions/Children £5.50 Evening Adults £7 Concessions/Children £6 £1 discount for Babylon ARTS & Cinema Members Concessions available to 60+, U15’s, full time students and people on income support - ID required.
Tuesday 3rd October
7:15pmROH Live : La Boheme Opera (12A) at Ely Cinema Live Opera from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill. When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill. Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s 'La bohème'. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a groupof young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris, the capital of the 19th century. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart Laing’s spectacular, stylized 1850s setting. Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances there since. Bookings 01353 616991 £15 Adults £14 Concession £12 Members Book tickets online Dates Tue 3rd Oct 2017 7:15 pm Prices £15 Adults £14 Concession £12 Members
Thursday 5th October
Number of events: 5
7:00pmNT Live : Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch at Ely Cinema Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. National Theatre Live : Hamlet (Sonia Friedman Productions) Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Bookings 01353 616991 Book tickets online: http://www.babylonarts.org.uk Dates Thu 5th Oct 2017 7:00 pm Prices £14.50 adult £13.50 concession £12.50 member