Star of Summer Hit Film – ‘Yesterday’ Himesh Patel Coming to Ely Cinema

Cambridgeshire born actor Himesh Patel, is coming to Ely Cinema on Wednesday 11th September, for Babylon ARTS’ screening of Yesterday – Danny Boyle’s hit film, which stars Himesh Patel alongside Lily James.

Himesh has been supporting the Save Ely Cinema campaign, making a short film to help raise awareness. Since launching the campaign in April, Babylon ARTS have raised £11,000 of the £17,000 target and in light of this, have confirmed they will continue to screen films and live theatre productions for the foreseeable future.

Keen to continue to show his support for the independent cinema, based at The Maltings on Ely’s riverside, Himesh will be coming back from a busy filming schedule, to meet audience members at the screening and participate in a ‘Q&A’ following the film.

Himesh is pleased to support the campaign saying: “It’s great to hear how well the appeal has gone so far. Independent cinemas are really important for our stories to reach as wide an audience as possible, which is why I’m keen to support this campaign and looking forward to coming to Ely cinema later on 11th September.”

Claire Somerville, Chief Executive of Babylon ARTS’ said “Having Himesh’s support means a lot to us and we’re delighted he is coming to our cinema to share more about the making of Yesterday, it’s such a great opportunity for film fans across Ely and beyond.”

Claire added “We are so thankful to all the people who have donated to our Save Ely Cinema campaign so far. We smashed our first milestone of £3000, which meant we had the funds to renew our warranty and maintenance contract for the projector. We’re continuing to fund raise for the cinema, whilst we work on increasing the number of people who regularly attend.”

Tickets for the event are already on sale, at the usual cinema price, online at, in person at the Babylon Gallery or by calling 01353 616991.

Press release from Babylon ARTS

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