George Romero filmed ‘Dawn of the Dead‘ in 1978 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, primarily at Monroeville Mall.
Romero is known for kicking off the zombie genre of films and Dawn of the Dead is widely regarded as one of the greatest zombie movies ever made.
You will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to spend the 40th anniversary with the original Dawn of the Dead cast and crew at the location where they filmed the movie! How COOL!
Tom Savini, Greg Nicotero and other luminaries will be there. Romero unfortunately passed away in July 2017.
This is a truly rare and special opportunity. Come check it out!
What: 40th Anniversary Dawn of the Dead: Living Dead Weekend!
When: June 8-10, 2018
Where: Monroeville Mall (200 Mall Cir Dr, Monroeville, PA)
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The City of Pittsburgh is incredibly hilly, twisty and has 446 bridges (city with the most bridges in the world) spanning over three rivers: Allegheny, Monogahela, Ohio.
If you visit Pittsburgh, check out these cool spots:
Wholey Fish Market (1711 Penn Ave) phenomenal $6.50 fish sandwich w/ homemade tartar sauce; they also sell bulk turtle meat and conch meat here
Blush stripclub (135 9th st) totally nude dancers; owned by King of the Pittsburgh stripclubs Albert Bortz
Randyland (1507 Arch st) giant yellow psychedelic house art installation owned by Randy Gilpin. Pittsburgh’s version of Detroit’s Heidelberg Project.
Duquesne Incline (1197 West Carson Ct) take a $5.00 cable-car ride to the top of Mount Washington for some spectacular views of downtown Pittsburgh
Conflict Kitchen (221 Schenley Drive) tiny shack on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University; only serves food from countries the USA is in conflict with; menu rotates every 4mnths; Cuban right now, try the ‘Lechon Asado’ (slow-roasted pork marinated in mojo sauce)
Pierogi pizza and beer @ Church Brew Works (3525 Liberty Ave) massive brewery inside former church
Just Outside Pittsburgh:
Pinball Perfection (231 Perry Hwy, West View, PA) owned by Daniel ‘Pin Dan’ Hosek, building features 250 pinball machines on 3 floors; unlimited play for $10.00; that’s right, play Dr. Dude and His Excellent Ray (1990), Challenger (1970), Fireball (1971), Medieval Madness (1997), Pin Bot (1986) and more
$15.00 brown-bag apple pie @ Pajer Bakery (240 Ekastown rd, Sarver, PA)
Carrie Furnaces (115 West Braddock, Braddock, PA) c. 1884 abandoned steel ruins; 9,000 tons of molten iron daily; old 924ft tall blast furnace; tour on Saturday’s for $20.00