Age of Frankenstein free screenings

A series of free screenings in Edinburgh that explores the legacy of Frankenstein in cinema.

Start date and time

Thursday 4 May 2017 9:00 PM

to Tuesday 23 May 2017 7:00 PM

Event cost


All screenings introduced by Edinburgh Napier's Dr Sarah Artt and Dr Emily Alder and followed by post-screening discussion. 

Young Frankenstein

Mel Brooks, 1978, certificate PG

Thursday 4 May, 9pm, Cameo Cinema

From the master of spoof, this is an engagingly silly take on James Whale's iconic 1931 film and features one of Gene Wilder's most iconic performances.

Eyes without a Face

Les Yeux Sans Visage, Georges Franju 1959, certificate 15

Thursday 11 May, 9pm, Cameo Cinema

In most of the most sinister appropriations of the text, Edith Scob turns in a bewitching performance as a tragic, female 'creature'.

The Skin I Live In

La piel que habito, Pedro Almodovar 2011, certificate 15

Thursday 18 May, 9pm, Cameo Cinema

A provocative and controversial film that echoes the themes of Frankenstein, as well as being openly influenced by Eyes without a Face.

Moving Creatures: Frankenstein on Screen

Join us for our free follow-on event on Tuesday 23 May at the National Library of Scotland: Moving Creatures - Frankenstein on Screen. 

Join Dr Sarah Artt and Dr Emily Alder with Dr Benjamin Poore (University of York) and Dr Sorcha Ni Fhlainn (Manchester Metropolitan University) for talks and audience discussion of various iterations of the Creature.


Free ticketing required for all screenings, available via Eventbrite here. Tickets for Moving Creatures: Frankenstein on Screen can be reserved here.

The Cameo

38 Home St, Edinburgh EH3 9LZ

0871 902 5723

National Library of Scotland

George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW

0131 623 3700