Dawn of the Dead

45 Years of Fear | Anniversary Screening

New Amsterdam Entertainment Inc.® is proud to announce that the critically acclaimed horror classic, George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, is returning home to the silver screen in both Theaters and Drive-Ins across the U.S. and Canada this April and May in celebration of its 45th Anniversary!

The north American gala premiere of Dawn of the Dead took place on April 12, 1979 at the Gateway theater in downtown Pittsburgh, and following on the next day, April 13, 1979, the film began playing in three movie houses to launch its official U.S. theatrical roll-out.  What better way for New Amsterdam Entertainment Inc.® to highlight this special milestone, the 45th Anniversary, than making it available again for theatrical screenings!

Long heralded as one of the greatest, most influential horror films of all time, this ferocious cinematic shocker has been among the most requested theatrical revival titles from fright fans the world over for the last 30+ years.

Once an omnipresent staple of midnight movie programs, George A. Romero’s gut-chomping, genre-defining sequel to Night of the Living Dead has since all but disappeared from movie screens, as well as every other viewing format available.  The cult following is now so large that it is estimated that over 80% of Dawn of the Dead’s fans have never experienced this legendary epic on a real movie screen, so NAE is thrilled to be able to bring the original uncut theatrical version back for the fans and back for the screams!

Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the ultimate zombie classic, George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (1978), as it was meant to be seen – on the BIG SCREEN!

…a comic apocalypse that has come to maul the becalmed 70s.  I think it’s going to be the biggest cult blockbuster of all time.”  Tom Allen – Village Voice

Romero is an audacious, stunningly talented filmmaker.  Bruce Williamson – Playboy Magazine

★★★★ …brilliantly crafted, funny, droll, and savagely merciless in its satiric view of the American consumer society.  Roger Ebert – Chicago Sun-Times

If you like horror movies this one is for you!  Makes ‘The Exorcist’ look like ‘Gidget Stubs Her Toe.’ Joel Siegel – WABC-TV

Ticket Prices

Price Location/Details
$10 General Admission In Advance
$12 General Admission Day of Event

Doors Open

6 p.m.

More on the 45th Anniversary release at DAWN45.COM.

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