A one-night-only Gothic extravaganza featuring an outdoor screening of 30's horror classic Bride of Frankenstein set at the atmospheric Dudley Castle.
Darkness descends on Dudley, and the creatures of the night begin to stir.
Up in the ramparts above the zoo, a flickering light can be seen...
This summer for the first time ever, Dudley Castle will be transformed into an open-air cinema. On the big screen: 1935 horror classic The Bride of Frankenstein, directed by local boy James Whale and featuring one of the most iconic hairdos ever seen on film. The evening will also feature spooky sounds, projections on the ramparts, hot food and a licensed bar. Bring your own blanket or chair, and expect the unexpected.
"Here's to a new world, of gods and monsters..."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Doors open at 8pm and we kick off with a DJ, followed by shorts at 9pm and the main feature at 9.30pm.
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.
The event will go ahead whatever the weather.
Refreshments will be available to purchase during the evening from the Courtyard café.
Only assistance animals are allowed access to the site.
The film is rated PG. Children of any age may watch, but parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children.
Smoking is permitted in the designated smoking area by the Courtyard café.