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“DAWN OF THE DEAD IN 3-D” extends its theatrical run

Friday, November 4, 2022 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Fans now have more chances to catch George A. Romero’s zombies with an extra dimension.

Due to higher-than-expected ticket sales, the theatrical release of DAWN OF THE DEAD IN 3-D, originally intended for just the three days of Halloween weekend, was extended through this past week and has now been confirmed to continue through next Wednesday, November 9. It is playing in Regal Cinemas nationwide; tickets can be ordered here, including shows on Regal’s Discount Day next Tuesday the 8th.

The original, uncut 1979 theatrical edition of DAWN OF THE DEAD was given a frame-by-frame 3D conversion under the supervision of the film’s producer Richard P. Rubinstein. This writer caught a showing and can confirm that the 3D is sharp, clear and immersive, bringing extra atmosphere to Romero’s compositions. Plus, this marks an always welcome opportunity to see Romero’s masterpiece on the big screen, especially as it is currently unavailable on streaming and has been out of print on U.S. DVD and Blu-ray for more than a decade.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.