Cineworld Ely celebrates 'incredible' first year - 10,000 screenings, 25,000 bags of popcorn and 260,000 cinema-goers

PUBLISHED: 15:12 17 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:12 17 May 2018

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

Jamie Gray

Cineworld in Ely marked its first birthday last Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an "incredible" first year entertaining nearly 260,000 people.

Since Ely Cineworld opened in May 2017 they have:

• Shown over 150 films across more than 10,000 screenings

• Welcomed over 260,000 film buffs

• Sold over 25,000 bags of popcorn or 2,032 kilograms

Matthew Shaw, general manager, said: “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 May 12 2017.

“On Saturday, we gave away lots of prizes and goodies, 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.”

The cinema hosted a variety of activities for its landmark anniversary including a wheel of fortune – plus giveaways and opportunities to win goodies.

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie GrayEly Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

Winners could get their hands on complimentary cinema tickets, food and drink vouchers and even movie merchandise.

The 954-seat cinema has shown over 150 films across over 10,000 screenings of the biggest blockbusters and family films.

As well as thousands of hours of films, the state-of-the-art facilities has sold 2,032 kilograms worth of popcorn, or over 25,000 bags, since opening last year – which is equivalent to the weight of a hippopotamus.

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie GrayEly Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie GrayEly Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie GrayEly Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie GrayEly Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie GrayEly Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie GrayEly Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie GrayEly Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie GrayEly Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie GrayEly Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie GrayEly Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

Ely Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie GrayEly Cineworld marked its first birthday on Saturday (May 12) after inviting film fans to celebrate an �incredible� first year. PHOTO: Jamie Gray

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