Monster Half Term at The Dukes
25th January 2012
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Monster Half-Term at The Dukes 


Young people can enjoy a monster half-term treat at The Dukes this February. 

The Lancaster cinema and creative learning department are hosting an exciting monster moviemaking workshop inspired by classic b-movies like Godzilla. 

How to Make a Monster Movie in Five Days is a crash course in filmmaking for 11 to 14-year-olds which takes place from February 13-17. 

Budding Spielbergs will write, build sets, shoot and edit their very own short monster movie with help from the experts. 

This workshop is perfect for anyone with an interest in film and filmmaking. No previous experience is required. 

Places are limited and must be booked in advance at a cost of £50. For an information pack, please ask at The Dukes box office on 01524 598500 or email 

More cinematic half-term treats at The Dukes include an Eighties classic and a delightful children’s film.  

On Monday, February 13 at 11am, the Ghostbusters(12A) will be called to appear on a newly restored print of one of the most popular films of the Eighties.  Tickets are £5.50/£4.50 concessions. 

And Saturday, February 18 sees The Dukes cinema hosting the closing gala pyjama party for Lancaster Children’s Film Festival. 

The event features a screening of Arrietty(U), an delightful adaptation of The Borrowers from Studio Ghibli, producer of hits Spirited Away and Ponyo. Tickets are £5.50/£3.50 children. Save 50p by booking before February 1. 

The party also includes a prizegiving and the winning short film from the festival’s Young Filmmakers Competition. Youngsters are invited to attend in their pyjamas and slippers with their teddy bears and enjoy a complimentary cupcake from Lancaster’s Yummy Cupcake Company.  

For more information and to book any of these events, call The Dukes box office on 01524 598500 or visit

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