The Wicker Man in glorious smellovision

The Dukes in Lancaster continues its Gothic film season tomorrow with a Scratch and Sniff version of The Wicker Man: The Final Cut.

Thursday, 16th January 2014, 12:23 pm
The Wicker Man - The Final Cut
The Wicker Man - The Final Cut

This cult occult film includes newly discovered material and will also be screened on January 20 for those too afraid to Scratch and Sniff!

Audience members will receive a scratch card overlaid with 10 encapsulated odours, and will be prompted at key scenes throughout the film to break the gel coating and inhale the associated aroma.

This story of a policeman (Edward Woodward) who visits a remote island populated by Pagan acolytes and naked villagers contains plenty of opportunities for response, from whisky-sozzled pub patrons, fishy goings-on and the local chocolate shop… as for the infamous finale, shhh! Wait and sniff!

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It follows scent-imbued screenings of The Goonies (think bubble gum, mint choc-chip ice-cream and cheesy pizza topping)!

If you dare to see what Martin Scorcese considers to be one of the scariest films ever made, Night Of The Demon is screened on Tuesday.

It follows a sceptical American psychologist who visits England to investigate a fellow scientist’s 
mysterious death.

Jean Cocteau’s surrealist re-telling of The Beauty and The Beast – La Belle Et La Bête – is the final Gothic film of the month and will be introduced by Dr Bruce Bennett from Lancaster University’s Film Studies Department.

The season will continue into February and March when one of the highlights will be a stage adaptation of Nosferatu on March 14 by Ian McMillan.

Meanwhile, on Sunday afternoon, and in complete contrast, the cinema dances into 2014 with more screenings live from the Bolshoi Ballet.

Bringing New Year sparkle will be Jewels, inspired by the jewellery shops on New York’s 5th Avenue, it’s a tribute to women and to the cities of Paris, New York and St Petersburg.

The Bolshoi’s February offering is Lost Illusions, based on Honore de Balzac’s story of passion, ambition and disappointment.

It will be screened on February 2.

Box Office: 01524 598500 or www.dukes-lancaster.org.