Two showings of ‘Frankenstein’

Orcas Center’s 2018-2019 season on-screen lineup kicks off Saturday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. with “Frankenstein” featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as the creature and Jonny Lee Miller in Danny Boyle’s celebrated production.

Another version of “Frankenstein” will be shown on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. In this one, Cumberbatch plays the doctor. That’s right, Cumberbatch and Miller alternated roles every night during the run of this show, taking turns playing the two leading roles.

Why, you might ask, are these on-screen events so worthwhile? They feature:

• A diverse sampling of the world’s best-performing arts – theatre, ballet, and opera – without leaving the island.

• All the shows are filmed live with an actual audience during an actual performance.

• You get to view these shows from the best seat in the house in the world’s most renowned theatres.

• You watch these productions on Orcas Center’s 24-foot wide HD projection screen and full 5.1 surround sound.

The shows are reliably at 2 p.m. almost every Saturday – rainy day matinees all winter long.

Orcas Center now offers popcorn and other concessions you can bring into the theatre along with beverages in theatre cups.

Prices for these world-class shows are now only $12 ($10 for members) to be comparable with movies.

The first two shows of the season, Frankenstein version 1 and version 2, are proving to be essential Halloween events at Orcas Center.

Later in the season, they will show “King Lear,” “The Nutcracker” by the Bolshoi Ballet, and many, many more. Check out