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Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Apr 12, 2024 - Apr 14, 2024
Harris Theater
809 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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 now!

Writer-director George A. Romero ups the ante on his indie landmark NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD with a bigger budget, more gore (courtesy of special effects/makeup artist Tom Savini) and a touch of social commentary. Four people take refuge in a Pennsylvania shopping mall as a mysterious plague turns fresh corpses into flesh-hungry zombies and civilization collapses around them.

“One of the best horror films ever made.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.

But of course, you already knew that.

Directed by George Romero

1978 | USA | English language | DCP

Rated R

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