Three films and a Cornetto

The World's End: Simon Pegg (centre) and friends in just one of the three films showing back-to-back at The Dukes this weekend
The World's End: Simon Pegg (centre) and friends in just one of the three films showing back-to-back at The Dukes this weekend

There’s a summertime treat for cinemagoers at The Dukes this Saturday!

The Lancaster cinema is screening the Three Cornettos Trilogy(15) for fans of director Edgar Wright’s three tales of blood and ice cream.

For one night only, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and the latest film in the trilogy, The World’s End, will be screened back-to-back and there’ll even be a free Cornetto thrown in!

All three comedies, which star Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, are linked through their stories of friendship between men and getting older as well as a Cornetto being bought by one of the main characters in each film.

In Shaun Of The Dead, hapless loser Shaun is already having a bad day when a zombie apocalypse actually turns his fortunes around.

Hot Fuzz follows Nicholas Angel, one of London’s top cops, who’s transferred to a village, seemingly the epitome of English gentility until residents begin dying in suspicious accidents.

In The World’s End, which can also be seen separately at The Dukes on August 9 and 11-15, Pegg and Frost reunite with a group of childhood friends to recreate an epic pub crawl from their youth. As the night progresses, they soon realise that something is deeply wrong with the locals.

The show starts at 5pm with tickets priced from £10 available from the Box Office on 01524 598500 or online at www.dukes-lancaster.org.