Sunday 25th February

Darkest Hour (PG)

7:30pm

Sunday 25 February : 7.30pm Darkest Hour (PG) Director: Joe Wright. Stars: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, 125 mins. A gripping retelling of Winston Churchill’s baptism of fire in the tense May days of 1940, as Britain stood on the brink of invasion. Faced with an unprepared public and his own party plotting to oust him, Churchill must decide whether to negotiate a peace with Hitler or stand alone and fight. Watch the movie Trailer: http://www.babylonarts.org.uk/cinema/view,darkest-hour-pg-tickets-now-on-sale_16142.htm Bookings Call us on 01353 616991 Book tickets online: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/11336 Dates Sun 25th Feb 2018 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.

ROH Encore: The Winter’s Tale (Ballet) At Ely Cinema

2:00pm

ROH Encore: The Winter's Tale (Ballet) at Ely Cinema The Winter’s Tale' - acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance - is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic (matinee). Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance 'The Winter’s Tale' for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland', T'he Winter’s Tale' received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic. The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet. Watch a Trailer: http://www.babylonarts.org.uk/cinema/view,roh-encore-the-winters-tale-ballet-at-ely-cinema_12081.htm Bookings 01353 616991 £15 Adults £14 Concession £12 Members Book tickets online http://www.babylonarts.org.uk Dates Sun 4th Mar 2018 2:00 pm Prices £15 Adults £14 Concession £12 Members

ROH Encore: Carmen (opera)

2:00pm

ROH Encore: Carmen (opera) at Ely Cinema 'Carmen' is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas ever – Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. Filmed in the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden (matinee). 'Carmen' is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone. This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors, whose Royal Opera debut with Shostakovich’s The Nose in 2016 was greeted with delight. For Carmen he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character. Watch a Trailer: http://www.babylonarts.org.uk/cinema/view,roh-encore-carmen-opera-at-ely-cinema_12082.htm Bookings 01353 616991 £15 Adults £14 Concession £12 Members Book tickets online http://www.babylonarts.org.uk Dates Sun 11th Mar 2018 2:00 pm Prices £15 Adults £14 Concession £12 Members

Thursday 22nd March

NT Live: Julius Caesar

7:00pm

NT Live : Julius Caesar (12A) at Ely Cinema Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder plays Caesar and David Morrissey is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London. Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London. Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake. Watch a Trailer: http://www.babylonarts.org.uk/cinema/view,nt-live-julius-caesar-12a-at-ely-cinema_16118.htm Bookings Call us on 01353 616991 Book tickets online http://www.babylonarts.org.uk Dates Thu 22nd Mar 2018 7:00 pm Prices £14.50 adult £13.50 concession £12.50 member

Wednesday 28th March

Messiah From Bristol Old Vic, For One Night Only At Ely Cinema

7:00pm

Messiah from Bristol Old Vic, for one night only at Ely Cinema Inspired by Handel’s profound religious masterpiece, this acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production provides a rare chance to experience a powerfully dramatic account of Messiah and to rediscover the intense spirituality of its many well-known arias and choruses. featuring The English Concert, Erebus Ensemble and a cast of internationally-renowned soloists. Inspired by Handel’s profound religious masterpiece, this acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production provides a rare chance to experience a powerfully dramatic account of Messiah and to rediscover the intense spirituality of its many well-known arias and choruses. Staged by the Tony Award-winning director Tom Morris (War Horse), this extraordinary production features Europe’s most celebrated Baroque orchestra The English Concert, the magnificent Erebus Ensemble and a cast of internationally-renowned soloists. The story explores the drama and struggle of faith, showing a group of people whose grief at the loss of their leader is transformed into hope through a narrative of resurrection. Through their despair, the Apostles gradually realise their mission is to redeem the world by sharing the story of Jesus’s life and death with all humanity. Watch a Trailer: http://www.babylonarts.org.uk/cinema/view,messiah-from-bristol-old-vic-for-one-night-only-at-ely-cinema_15116.htm Bookings 01353 616991 Tickets on sale soon in person from Burrows Bookshop, High Street Passage, Ely and Babylon ARTS, Waterside, Ely. Book tickets online Dates Wed 28th Mar 2018 7:00 pm Prices £12/£10 (members)
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