All you need to know about the return of Ely's Drive-In Cinema

Ely Drive-I n Cinema returns on May 8

In September 2020, more than 500 people dressed up as their favourite film characters and enjoyed a singalong from their cars as part of Ely’s first drive-in cinema event. - Credit: BABYLON ARTS

Ely Drive-in Cinema is returning to the city on Saturday, May 8, providing residents with their big-screen film mix within the safety of their cars.

Drive-in audiences will be able to watch Trolls World Tour (U), The Greatest Showman (PG) and drive-in classic Dirty Dancing (12) across a full day of screenings on a giant LED screen.

Ely Drive-In Cinema returns on May 8 with Dirty Dancing

Ely Drive-In Cinema returns on May 8 with Dirty Dancing - Credit: BABYLON ARTS

The event is sponsored by Lancaster Way Business Park, where the drive-in will take place once again, and is in conjunction with Babylon Cinema at The Maltings.

Ely Drive-In Cinema in September 2020

In September 2020, more than 500 people dressed up as their favourite film characters and enjoyed a singalong from their cars as part of Ely’s first drive-in cinema event. - Credit: BABYLON ARTS

Claire Somerville, Babylon ARTS’ chief executive, said: “We’re so pleased to be able to offer this exciting cinema experience, whilst we continue to make plans to reopen Babylon Cinema at The Maltings at the end of May.

Ely Drive-In Cinema returns on May 8 with The Greatest Showman

Ely Drive-In Cinema returns on May 8 with The Greatest Showman - Credit: BABYLON ARTS

"Tickets for the evening screening sold out within days last time, so I hope people will get-in quick to make sure they don’t miss out!”

Drive-In Cinema volunteers in September 2020

In September 2020, more than 500 people dressed up as their favourite film characters and enjoyed a singalong from their cars as part of Ely’s first drive-in cinema event. - Credit: BABYLON ARTS


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Harvey Bibby, director of Grovemere Property, said: “Grovemere at Lancaster Way Business Park are pleased to support such an innovative local event following the success of last year. 

Ely Drive-In Cinema returns on May 8 with Trolls World Tour

Ely Drive-In Cinema returns on May 8 with Trolls World Tour - Credit: BABYLON ARTS

"There was a great buzz around the event last time and we’re glad to be able to help make it happen again.”

Tickets are available from the Babylon ARTS’ website.

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Ely Drive-in Cinema returns on May 8. - Credit: BABYLON ARTS

Ely Drive-In Cinema returns on May 8 with Dirty Dancing

Ely Drive-In Cinema returns on May 8 with Dirty Dancing - Credit: BABYLON ARTS


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