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Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!

Director: George A. Romero Run Time: 127 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 1978

Starring: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross

Dawn of the Dead was first released overseas in 1978 then had its Gala North American premier in Pittsburgh on April 12th, 1979, then began it’s theatrical roll-out across the U.S.A. on April 13th, 1979 (so we get to celebrate the anniversaries of this immortal cult classic twice) and what better way for New Amsterdam Entertainment Inc. to highlight this special milestone than making it available again to Theatres & Drive-Ins!

Starting Friday April 12th, 2024, Theaters & Drive-Ins across the U.S. and Canada will be celebrating the 45th Anniversary of George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead hosting weekend long screenings of the definitive zombie epic!

Long heralded as one of the greatest, most influential horror films of all time, this ferocious cinematic shocker has been one of the most requested theatrical revival titles from fright fans the world over for the last 30+ years. Unlike other cinematic favorites, George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (1978) is still not available on any streaming platform, nor on cable, and has been out-of-print on DVD and Blu-ray in the U.S. for over a decade, so the hunger to watch it just keeps growing among its ravenous fans. Furthermore, the cult following for the film has grown exponentially since its release and is so large now it is estimated that over 80% of Dawn of the Dead’s fans have never experienced this legendary epic in a theatre. That all changes starting this year!

Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the ultimate zombie classic as it was meant to be seen – on the Big Screen!



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