Monster hit at city cinema

Frankenstein will be on at The Dukes Cinema.
Frankenstein will be on at The Dukes Cinema.

A film version of a monster hit written almost 200 years ago is at The Dukes cinema later this month.

Frankenstein was created by one of the Georgian period’s most famous novelists, Mary Shelley, and will be celebrated again as part of this year’s Lancaster Unlocked festival which takes place from May 24-27.

The theme this year is the Georgian era so it is fitting that The Dukes, which operates from what was once a Georgian church, is playing its part.

As well as screening the iconic 1931 classic version of Frankenstein(PG) on May 25, The Dukes has also organised a free quiz and tour.

Literature and film fans can exercise their brains from May 24-27 on a Georgian-themed quiz any time between 10am-8pm with the chance of winning tickets to The Dukes summer outdoor walkabout show, Robin Hood.

And on May 25 between noon and 5pm, visitors can take a self-guided tour around The Dukes historic building, discovering some Georgian literary gems along the way.

The quiz and tour are free. Tickets for Frankenstein are priced £6 (£5 concessions). Call The Dukes box office on 01524 598500 or visit www.dukes-lancaster.org.