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Friday, 01 June 2012 13:47

National Theatre's FRANKENSTEIN Begins Encore Screenings Tonight, Jun 1

The National Theatre
Beginning Tonight!
National Theatre Live will begin encore screenings of the acclaimed production of


Directed by Danny Boyle

Starring 2012 Olivier “Best Actor” Award Winners Benedict Cumberbatch & Jonny Lee Miller

The broadcasts will be shown on screens throughout the U.S. with encore showings in most markets.

“Danny Boyle's return to stage directingis a breathtaking mix of intimate drama and spectacular imagery.” Hollywood Reporter

National Theatre Live continues its third season with encore screenings of Academy Award winner Danny Boyle’s hugely acclaimed production of FRANKENSTEIN, starring 2012 Olivier “Best Actor” Award Winner Benedict Cumberbatch & Jonny Lee Miller.National Theatre Live is an initiative by the UK’s National Theatre to broadcast live performances onto cinema screens around the world.FRANKENSTEIN, a new play by Nick Dear based on Mary Shelley’s novel, will be filmed twice for National Theatre Live to allow cinemagoers to see Cumberbatch and Miller alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature.

The encore broadcasts, which were originally captured live in March of 2011, conclude the third season of National Theatre Live.  The fourth season begins in cinemas and arts centers this fall. The first three seasons of NT Live were seen by over 700,000 people on over 700 screens in 22 countries.  The titles and dates for the fourth season of NT Live will be announced soon.

In the New York City area, screenings continue at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), NYU’s Skirball Center, City Cinema 123, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC) and more. 

The broadcast will also be shown on screens across the United States including the newly added Downtown Independent in Los Angeles, Amherst Cinema in MA, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland Heights, OH and many more.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker.  Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.  Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale. 



For a complete list of U.S. dates, times & locations, please check: 

Example broadcasts in major markets are as follows.

● NYU Skirball Center for the Arts (NY, NY) – June 3 at 3:00pm & 7:00pm

● Cinema 123 (NY, NY) – June 5 at 7:00pm

Brooklyn Academy of Music (Brooklyn, NY) – June 2 and 9 at 11:00am

● Monmouth University (West Long Branch, NJ) – June 29 at 7pm

● Downtown Independent (Los Angeles, CA) – June 3 at 2pm; June 10 at 2pm; June 24 at 2pm; July 1 at 2pm; July 8 at 2pm; July 25 at 7pm & August 1 at 7pm

● James Bridges Theater (UCLA) – June 3 at 4pm and June 17 at 4pm

Coolidge Corner Theatre (Brookline, MA) – June 17 at 10am and June 25 at 7pm

● Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC) – August 7 at 7:30pm and August 12 at 7:30pm

● Music Box (Chicago, IL) – June 18 at 7pm

● Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix, AZ) – June 13 at 7pm and June 24 at 2pm

● Sundance Cinemas (San Francisco, CA) – June 2 at 12:30pm & June 4 at 7pm

● Michigan Theater (Ann Arbor, MI) – June 6 at 7pm

● AMC Discover Hills (Lawrenceville, GA) – June 6 at 7pm and June 7 at 7pm

● Pavilions 15 (Denver, CO) – June 6 at 7pm and June 7 at 7pm

● Springdale Showcase Cinemas (Cincinnati, OH) – June 6 at 7pm and June 7 at 7pm

● AMC Lennox Town Center 24 (Columbus, OH) – June 6 at 7pm and June 7 at 7pm

● Fiesta 16 Theaters (San Antonio, TX) – June 6 at 7pm and June 7 at 7pm

● Fairfax Towne Center (Fairfax, VA) – June 6 at 7pm and June 7 at 7pm

● Orleans 18 (Las Vegas, NV) – June 6 at 7pm and June 7 at 7pm

● Perkins Row (Baton Rouge, LA) – June 6 at 7pm and June 7 at 7pm

● Cinemark Paradise 24 (Fort Lauderdale, FL) – June 6 at 7pm and June 7 at 7pm

● AMC Discover Mills 18 (Lawrenceville, GA) – June 6 at 7pm and June 7 at 7pm


Ticket prices vary by venue.  The average ticket price is $20.  Contact local venues for ticket information.

NT Live is distributed by New York-based BY Experience, Inc. (

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