Great response to Himesh Patel's visit to Ely Cinema

Great response to Himesh Patel's visit to Ely Cinema

Stars appearence at the Cinema, brings some Hollywood Sparkle to Ely's Riverside

Cambridgeshire born actor Himesh Patel, came 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. 

Keen to continue to show his support for the independent cinema, based at The Maltings, Himesh came back from a busy filming schedule, to meet audience members at the screening and participate in a ‘Q&A’ following the film. He also helped profile the campaign by talking to reporter Nabhiha Parkar, live on BBC Look East from the Cinema.

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The cinema audience were treated to insider information about how Himesh had prepared for his role as Jack Malik – the only person who could remember (and play) The Beatles songs and the advice he was given by Danny Boyle and actors such as Sarah Lancashire.

The evening helped raise additional funds for the Ely Cinema campaign which Himesh has been supporting through making a short film to help raise awareness. Since launching the campaign in April, Babylon ARTS have raised over £11,000 of the £17,000 target. Fundraising continues. For more information please contact

Photo: (c) Helena g Anderson

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