Dudley Zoo After Dark

Dudley Castle
Dudley Zoo
Dudley Hill

Admission £10/£8 includes parking

Following on from last years Bride of Frankenstein, Flatpack were back at Dudley zoo on the 5th August with another Horror film. This time America werewolf in London.

The zoo is easy to get to by bus or car, the car parking is on the zoo car park and is included in the ticket price and is only a 10/15 minute walk from the entrance to the back entrance into the zoo. Because the zoo is closed entrance is gained by Fellows Pub car park. From the gates you climb a bit of a steep hill past the Meerkats and up to the castle grounds.  Take your own chair or blanket and a picnic or if you prefer there is food and drink available in the Courtyard café. It’s also a good idea to take a coat/blanket as it gets quite chilly as the evening goes on. Then all you have to do is find yourself a spot, sit back and enjoy.

The evening started with a DJ and moon and wolf related  music, there’s far more of this than you think. This was followed by a couple of wolf related shorts, one a cartoon about a woman whose child was a wolf and that all time great THRILLER all together now

♪ It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark ♪♫• Under the moonlight  you see a sight that almost stops your heart♪♫• •♫♪♪♫• You try to scream, but terror takes the sound before
You make it♪♫•

Next up an introduction by John Landis followed by the film as the moon rose over the trees to our right,  all this and the wonderful light projections on the castle walls, dripping blood, a pentagram, burning torches, a travelling  moon on the castle tower, and a moon that became blood stained and red over the gate all for £10. A fantastic night.

The only thing that spoiled it was the same problem as last year, that being smokers who think the rules don’t apply to them, it states clearly that smoking is  permitted in the designated smoking area by the Courtyard café and yet there were still people smoking in the seating area Pot as well as tobacco.





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