Commemorating Monroe

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THE Dukes cinema commemorates the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death with a screening of one of her most famous films.

Some Like It Hot (U), Billy Wilder’s timeless comedy, will be shown on Sunday, August 5, at 7.30pm.

Musicians Joe and Jerry, played by Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, accidentally witness a gangland killing and flee.

With few other options they transform themselves into Josephine and Daphne and join an all-girl band bound for Miami, with the mobsters in pursuit.

The Dukes will also be showing another classic for the summer, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (U), one of the most celebrated English films ever made, will be screened on August 2, at 7.30pm.

Colonel Blimp stars Deborah Kerr and traces the career of General Clive Candy, a bluff, middle-class British soldier from the Boer War up to 1943, when a less gentlemanly form of military behaviour was needed to defeat the Nazis.

Tickets are priced £5.50 (£4.50 concessions). To book, call The Dukes box office on 01524 598500 or visit www.dukes-lancaster.org.