For one night only the haunted gothic Union Chapel in Islington will be transformed into Frankenstein’s Castle! This will be a site specific Halloween cinema experience, screening one of the best comedy horror films ever made, Mel Brooks ‘Young Frankenstein’.
For my friends who enjoy bringing their children to unique cinema experiences: While I do remember enthusiastically seeing it as a child and fully appreciating all the humour, I just noticed that the Rating is 15! So I guess times have gotten more conservative and we must leave the little ones home.
Union Chapel will have real life characters from the film… Dr Frankenstein will be searching amongst the villagers (audience) looking for fresh brains and The Monster will be seen wandering the candle lit corridors of Union Chapel – be careful, you might get taken by the monster to the castle dungeon!
A young neurosurgeon (Gene Wilder) inherits the castle from his grandfather, the famous Dr Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback called Igor, a pretty lab assistant named Inga and the old housekeeper, Frau Blucher -iiiiihhh! Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather is rubbish, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind…
About Union Chapel
‘One of London’s most atmospheric and individual venues’ – Lonely Planet The Union Chapel is one of London’s finest Grade 1 listed Gothic buildings; a rambling, confusing building with haunted corridors, secret passageways and hidden vaults, it is the only place to be for a Halloween night out in London.