Beware the moon...
Please note: this event is now sold out, and no tickets will be available on the door.
Beware the moon...
The animal inhabitants of Dudley Zoo take shelter, as darkness falls and faint howls can be heard in the distance. This August, Flatpack descends on Dudley Castle under the light of an (almost) full moon, transforming it once again into an open-air cinema for John Landis’ cult horror-comedy An American Werewolf in London. There will be hot food and a licensed bar; just bring along a blanket and/or a chair and we’ve got the rest covered.
For a sense of what to expect, have a look at what went down at our last Dudley Castle After Dark event.
Some final words of advice - steer clear of the moors, stick to the roads, and most importantly, beware the moon! And if you don't want to heed our warning, take it from John Landis himself:
8pm: Doors open 9pm: Warmup films 9:30pm: Our feature presentation
Please note: outdoor events go ahead come rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.
Will tickets be available on the door?
Tickets will be available on the door for £12 dependent on availability. (Cash only)
How do I gain access to the event?
Entrance to the event will be via the Fellows Pub car park, No 1 The Broadway, Dudley, DY1 4QB, from 8pm. Last admission on site will be 9.15pm.
Where can I park?
Please note parking is not available either at the Castle or on The Fellows pub car park for this event. Please park on the main Zoo car park (situated off the Tipton Road, DY1 4SQ) which will be open from 7.45pm. Car parking is included in your event cost. Please note the car park is an approximate 15 minute walk away from the event. Please advise staff on arrival of any access needs and we can plan an alternative route. Please note this car park will close at 11.15 pm.
How do I get there via public transport?
Dudley Bus Station is 2 minutes walk from the entrance via Fellows Pub car park.
Rail: Dudley Port Station 3 miles / Sandwell & Dudley Station 5 miles. Frequent bus service to Dudley from Dudley Port station.
What should I bring with me?
Please bring your booking confirmation ticket number with you on the evening for admission purposes. All concessionary ticket holders will also need to present proof of concession status. We advise guests to bring a torch with them as areas of the Zoo can be a little dark when you leave. We also advise sensible footwear to be worn and suitable clothing for the weather. Seating will not be provided so please bring picnic blankets and/or camping chairs.
What time does it start?
Doors open at 8pm and we kick off with a DJ, followed by shorts at 9pm and the main feature at 9.30pm.
What time does it finish?
The event is expected to finish just before 11pm and guests should also exit the site via the green gates on the Fellows Pub car park.
What happens if it rains?
The event will go ahead whatever the weather.
Will there be food and drink available to buy?
Refreshments will be available to purchase during the evening from the Courtyard café.
Are pets allowed?
Only assistance animals are allowed access to the site.
Is it suitable for children?
The film is rated 15. No one under the age of 15 will be admitted.
Can I smoke at the event?
Smoking is permitted in the designated smoking area by the Courtyard café.
Dir: John Landis (USA 1981, 93 mins) Certificate: 15