Babylon Cinema – Ely's local independent picture house – runs two days a week in The Maltings on the picturesque bank of the River Great Ouse. Join us for a range of mainstream, independent, foreign language and event cinema whilst you enjoy a drink or ice cream from the Maltings bar.

Film Finds - Thanks to funding from the BFI Film Audience Network, we are able to offer tickets for our new season with PAY WHAT YOU CAN pricing.
As a charity we are reliant on ticket income and your donations to ensure that Babylon Cinema can continue, however, we know that being able to come to the cinema isn't realistic for some, especially in the current cost-of-living crisis.
As such we are using the funding to trial Pay What You Can for the Film Finds supported screening over the summer and autumn. This means you’re free to pay as much or as little as you can afford.Each screening costs, on average, £350 before we include time spent programming and administering the cinema. Most people pay £8 or £9 for a ticket, as such your ticket and donations are vital to keeping the Babylon Cinema alive.
By paying for a ticket or donating to Babylon Arts, you will enable us to keep offering the cinema and Pay What You Can screenings, enabling more to to experience our wonderful cinema. The Film Finds line-up is a great way to take a chance on something a little different and experience some excellent examples of British Indie, Art House and Foreign films.

Book online 24 hours a day or contact the Box Office on 01353 616991 between 12 - 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Tickets can be bought in-person at the Babylon Gallery during opening hours or on the door at The Maltings from 30 minutes before the advertised start time.

Coming up

Full cinema programme →

  • Anatomy of a Fall (15)

    Anatomy of a Fall (15)

    In this Palme d’Or-winning psychological thriller, a celebrated writer is put on trial when her husband falls to his death from their secluded chalet.

    Wed 29th Nov 2023 7:30 pm

    Details and tickets

  • NT Live: Skylight (15)

    NT Live: Skylight (15)

    This performance is taking place in the Babylon Gallery.

    Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy feature in this Olivier-award winning production of David Hare’s hard-hitting tale of love, passion and ideology, directed by Stephen Daldry.

    Thu 7th Dec 2023 7:00 pm

    Details and tickets

  • NT Live: Book of Dust (12A)

    NT Live: Book of Dust (12A)

    This performance is taking place in the Babylon Gallery.

    Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Philip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing.

    Sat 16th Dec 2023 5:00 pm

    Details and tickets

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