Film Preview Exclusive: Dawn/Day of the Dead screenings and Q&A’s, 25 October, Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh

14 Sep

The Cameo have done it again. Not content with bringing cult movie favourites Bruce Campbell and Lloyd Kaufman to the city, they’re now about to host another special event in conjunction with local shop Cult Fiction and Arrow Video: screenings of Dawn of the Dead (1978) with a Q&A from star Ken Foree and Day of the Dead (1985) with Q&A from Joe Pilato.

The second and third in director George A. Romero’s series of films depicting a world overrun by the living dead, each one adds a new set of characters and scenarios into the mix.

Dawn of the Dead follows a band of survivors hiding out in an abandoned shopping mall while Day of the Dead centres on a group of scientists and military officers defending themselves in an underground bunker.

Sunday 25 October will see the Cameo first  screen Dawn of the Dead followed by an in person Q&A with Ken Foree (Peter) then show Day of the Dead followed by an in person Q&A with Joe Pilato (Captain Rhodes).

Dawn of the Dead trailer:

Day of the Dead trailer:

Taking place in advance of the launch of the UK Blu-ray of Dawn of the Dead on Monday 26 October, Arrow Video is working in partnership with Cult Fiction on Newington Road to finance Ken and Joe’s appearance in Scotland.

Glasgow fans won’t miss out either: Monday 26 October sees the Dawn/Day double bill continues onto the Glasgow Film Theatre with a 5.30 start. Both guests will also be in attendance.

As with all such events I’ll say again how important it is that as many film fans try to go along as possible on the day – the more successful they are the more likely we are to see future special screenings in the Capital.

Also head over to my article from last Friday’s Edinburgh Evening News which looks at the rise of cult movie fandom in the city and check out the Edinburgh B Team on Facebook for more information on how you can see some rare screenings every week in Edinburgh.

Booking details

UPDATED: Tickets will be priced at £10 Full/£8 Concession and go on sale at 11am on Saturday 26 September via the booking line on 0871 704 2052 or in person at the box office. There will be no web sale of the tickets.

Every audience member will get a merchandise goody bag and a signing will follow the event.

Demand is likely to be very high so early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.


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