Night of the Living Dead to Return to the Big Screen

The zombie classic that started it all is returning to theaters for its 50th anniversary.

By L.B. Lubomski

Night of the Living Dead likely needs no introduction. It is the definitive zombie movie, both historically important to not only the modern concept of zombies but also the horror genre in general. Originally released back in 1968, this year marks the film's 50th anniversary.

Despite the passing of the film's director George A. Romero last year, it seems that he left fans one last parting gift in the form of a 4K restoration that he personally oversaw before his death. Just to clarify, the version to be shown on the big screen is the same as the recent Criterion release. The best part of all this is that on October 25th and 26th, this brand-new restoration will return to 600 screens worldwide!

Commemorating its 50th anniversary, Night of the Living Dead will be accompanied by a new behind-the-scenes look at the making of this iconic film. Tickets for Night of the Living Dead are available beginning today at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices. A complete list of theater locations can be found on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Prior to his death in 2017, George A. Romero supervised the restoration of Night of the Living Dead in anticipation of the film's 50th anniversary. He worked with the film's sound engineer, Gary Streiner, to restore and remaster the movie in 4K Ultra HD from the original camera negative. The Museum of Modern Art, The Film Foundation, The George Lucas Family Foundation, and The Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Center supported the restoration project.

Be sure to check for the closest theater showing to you, as you don't want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the classic Night of the Living Dead, as intended by the legend himself.

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.

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