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Laughter Line Up

It’s laughter all the way as the Comedy Genius season continues in our cinema this winter. Classics by the likes of The Marx Brothers, Jacques Tati, Laurel & Hardy, and Robin Williams can be enjoyed on the big screen as part of the British Film Institute’s three month long nationwide...

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Comedy Classic In The Castle Cells

 We’ve organised special screenings in Lancaster Castle’s dungeons as part of a new season of classic comedy films. Two screenings of Mel Brooks’ iconic comedy Young Frankenstein(12A) will be held on November 15 at 6pm and 8.30pm in this spooky location and a few surprises are promised too. In this...

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Top 10 Selling Films of 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, our Programming Assistant Lauren Randall reflects on a year of films here at The Dukes, particularly which releases proved the most popular with our audiences. Our top 10 highest grossing films of 2017 are: La La Land Dunkirk Victoria & Abdul Manchester by the Sea Lion...

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The Dukes Film Programme and Live Events Manager, Johnathan Ilott, and Chief Executive, Ivan Wadeson with the Northern Soul Awards

Our Double Award Delight

The Dukes is the life and soul of the North for cinema and plays after scooping two new awards. We won Best Cinema and Best Theatre Production at the inaugural awards launched by Northern Soul, an online guide celebrating the region’s exceptional culture and enterprise. Despite relatively limited resources in...

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Top 10 Selling Films of 2016

With 2017 almost upon us our Programmer, Johnathan Ilott, takes a look back over the past year to see what films proved popular with audiences. Here’s our top ten bestselling films: 1. I, Daniel Blake 2. The Lady in the Van 3. The Danish Girl 4. The Revenant 5. The...

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