Newburgh To Host ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Screening Following Iconic Director’s Death
All summer, the city of Newburgh has been hosting free outdoor movie screenings as part of the Liberty Street Film Series. There's been a great number of classics, including Back to the Future and Casablanca, and they're going with another iconic film for the last showing of the summer.
On September 30th, you can attend a screening of Night of the Living Dead at Washingston's State Headquarters Historic Site on Liberty Street in Newburgh. It's one of the greatest horror films of all time, and a fitting one to wrap up this summer - the film's director, George A. Romero, died in July at age 77.
Night of the Living Dead was Romero's first film, released in 1968. It basically invented the entire zombie genre, and Romero would continue his work in that field with movies like Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead. He also directed some great horror movies like Creepshow and The Crazies, and he was behind this really bonkers 1981 movie called Knightriders, about a traveling renaissance fair troupe that jousts against each other on motorcycles.
Wrapping up this summer's film series with Romero's most iconic film seems a great way to pay tribute to one of the biggest voices in horror, and a really fun way to close out the summer. The screening is free, and starts at 8:30 PM on Saturday, September 30th.