Visitors to Ely’s riverside will be able to support the independent cinema, by enjoying coffee and cake at The Cutter or RBK, or fish and chips at the Red Herring. For each one sold, £1 will be donated to the Ely Cinema Campaign, led by local arts Charity, Babylon ARTS.
Building on the success of actor, Himesh Patel’s visit in September, the Ely Cinema Campaign continues to attract donations and attention and the organisers were delighted when TLC Inns, who operate the three riverside establishments, offered their support for the campaign.
Steve Haslam, chief executive of TLC Inns Ltd commented “Having seen the appeal all our teams on the riverside were keen to support this iconic venue.
“As a company it is imperative that we support the diversity this adds to the whole of Ely before it’s lost forever. Everyone loves cake, coffee and especially fish and chips! Therefore join us and help raise money for such a great cause This really could be a true win for the Ely Community, the potential to raise thousands of pounds and secure the long-term future of the cinema is within all of our grasp.”
Claire Somerville, chief executive of Babylon Arts explained “We’re really keen for the riverside area to be a thriving, attractive place to spend leisure time and our cinema is a key part of that offer. To have the support of The Red Herring, The Cutter Inn and RBK, is a huge help to us and we’re looking forward to building on the partnership.”
Between 1st October and 30th November, £1 from the sale of each ‘coffee and cake’ at RBK and The Cutter Inn, and each ‘fish and chips’ sold at The Red Herring will be donated to Babylon ARTS towards the cinema appeal.
The October and Novemver film programmes at Ely Cinema are out now and includes two Royal Opera House Live screenings, Downton Abbey and the 70th Anniversary screening of noir classic, The Third Man.