George A. Romero’s horror classic, Night of the Living Dead is heading back to theatres this Halloween to celebrate its 50th anniversary!
Fathom Events, entertainment leader in the industry of cinema, has announced NotLD will return to nearly 600 movie theatres nationwide. The film will be a newly restored and remastered 4K Ultra HD format from the original camera negative. In collaboration with Fathom Events, the film will also be presented by Image Ten Inc., Living Dead Media, Janus Films, and the Criterion Collection. The selected dates for Night of the Living Dead will be Wednesday, October 24th, and Thursday, October 25th. In addition to the restored/remastered screening will be a behind-the-scenes look at the film.
George A. Romero held major involvement in the restoration project, serving as supervisor, in preparing for the film’s 50th year anniversary. According to the Fathom Events Press Release, “He [Romero] worked with the film’s sound engineer, Gary Streiner, to restore and remaster the movie in 4K Ultra HD from the original camera negative.” With several reiterations of Night of the Living Dead throughout the years, this is perhaps the best it’s going to get, in terms of quality and sound, to experience the film as it was intended. CEO of Living Dead Media, Steve Wolsh, mentioned in Fathom Events Press Release, “It’s been a two-year labor of love to bring this stunning version of ‘Night of the Living Dead’ into theaters for the 50th anniversary. This movie was intended to be seen in a dark theater with a live audience, and this restoration gives fans and newcomers alike a chance to see the film as they’ve never seen it before.”
Night of the Living Dead tells the story of a small group of survivors taking shelter in an abandoned farmhouse from the flesh-eating undead that lurk outside. The film has since received not only critical praise and a massive following, but has stood the test of time and remains one of the most influential horror films. George A. Romero continued to expand on the Living Dead universe with Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, and so on. On July 16th 2017, George A. Romero passed away in the his sleep following a battle with lung cancer.
You can purchase your tickets at www.FathomEvents.com and other participating theaters. Be sure to keep an eye out before tickets go out fast!
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