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Beware The Moon Film Screenings at Dudley Zoo and Castle

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Spooky surroundings for horror films
There will be spooky goings-on at the historic Dudley Castle grounds with open air movie screenings of horror classics.

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A previous open air film screening at Dudley Castle

The fourth annual event of its kind at Dudley Zoological Gardens, called Beware The Moon, takes place on Friday 2 August and Saturday 3 August.

Movie fans will be able to watch Tim Burton's psychedelic horror-comedy Beetlejuice starring Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder on 2 August within the ruins of the Dudley Castle walls, which sits within the Zoo's grounds.

While The Blair Witch Project, based on an American legend hiding in scary camera footage, will be screened the following night.

Both screenings have an age restriction of 15 and over due to the certification of the films.

Making it all the more scary is the fact Dudley Zoo has been rumoured to be haunted for centuries so will visitors stay the course in the beautiful and atmospheric surroundings.

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Beetlejuice is one of the scary movies on show at the castle

The annual screenings are in partnership with Flatpack Projects, that turns Dudley Castle into an open-air cinema. There will be hot food, a licensed bar, mood-lighting, and a surprise or two thrown in to keep things exciting.

Doors open at 7pm with preview films starting at 9pm and the feature presentation on from 9.30pm once it has gone dark. Last admission to the Zoo is at 9.15pm and the event is due to end around 11pm.

Visitors are encouraged to take along chairs or a blanket to sit on.

Zoo Manager, Matt Lewis, said: "Our previous open-air cinema nights have proved really popular over the last few years and we're delighted to be able to screen extra films."

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Dudley Castle is rumoured to be haunted

Prices cost 12 per film or 10 Concession. A double Bill ticket deal is 20 by calling 01384 215313.

Tickets for Beetlejuice can be booked here and for The Blair Witch Project, information can be found here.
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Why? See horror films in spooky surroundings
When: August 2 and August 3, 2019
Phone: 01384 215313
Where: Dudley Zoo and Castle, Castle Hill, Dudley, DY1 4QF
Cost: 12 or 20 for the double bill
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