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October 30, 2013
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'Frankenstein' on the big screen

Looking for a thrill this Halloween? Check out National Theatre of London’s rebroadcast of “Frankenstein,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. This 2011 production returns to Sierra Cinemas as part of the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations. “Frankenstein” will be shown at 7:15 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 31) and again at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sierra Cinemas on East Main Street.

“Frankenstein” enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre and went on to win awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. Oscar winner Danny Boyle (“Trainspotting,” “Slumdog Millionaire”) directs the production featuring Cumberbatch (“Star Trek: Into Darkness,” BBC’s “Sherlock”) as The Creature and Miller (“Trainspotting,” CBS’ “Elementary”) as Victor Frankenstein.

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.

Frankenstein runs approximately two hours, 15 minutes. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors, children and students and are available at Sierra Cinemas Box Office and online at

For information, or to view the trailer, visit Or call 530-477-9000.

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