Lensic: Halloween Week Fun On Big Screen Oct. 29-31

SANTA FE — The Lensic celebrates Halloween with two haunting dramas on its big screen. Tickets for both events are available at Lensic.org, 505.988.1234, and the Lensic box office.  
National Theatre Live in HD: Frankenstein   
7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29
Tickets: $22
Captured live in 2011 from the National Theatre stage in London, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation. Now, marking the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s most famous novel, it returns to The Lensic for an encore presentation. Directed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock) as the creature and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting) in the roles of 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 increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil, are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic tale.
Big Screen Classics: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31
Tickets: Free, General Admission
Join us for a *free* Halloween screening of the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). The horror/sci-fi classic stars Larry Gates, Kevin McCarthy, and Dana Wynter as residents of a fictional California town where alien clones that look and act like the locals but don’t have any emotions—pod people! —are taking over. Based on Jack Finney’s 1954 novel, The Body Snatchers.
The Lensic Performing Arts Center
The nonprofit Lensic Performing Arts Center, a landmark historic theater in the heart of Santa Fe, is home to arts and cultural experiences for everyone, all year round. The Lensic serves its community through world-class artistic programming (including our Lensic Presents series), theater rentals with discounts for local nonprofits, and groundbreaking educational programs that touch the lives of 16,000+ students each year. For more information about our presentations and programs, visit www.lensic.org.