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Viral video meets cult classic: celebration of the Night of the Living Dead!

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A special George A. Romero Birthday Screening of “Night of the Living Dead,” 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 and every dollar of ticket sales goes to the WT Sustainable Centennial Campaign
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Thriller! Chiller! presents "Night of the Living Dead" on Romero's Birthday

Saturday, Feb. 4 at 4 p.m.

Doors open at 3 p.m.

Wealthy Theatre (CMC)

1130 Wealthy Street

Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Tickets: $5

All proceeds go to the Wealthy Theatre Centennial Sustainability Project


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Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival salutes the Godfather of all zombie movies with a Birthday Party Launch Event George Romero Birthday Screening of “Night of the Living Dead.” The event will take place Saturday, February 4th at the Wealthy Theatre.

Celebrating George A. Romero’s birthday and the zombie movie that made him famous is part of the viral event known as “1,000,000 People Watching ‘Night of the Living Dead’ for George’s Birthday.”

“Thriller! Chiller! traditionally screens Night of the Living Dead as a free community event during our festival in October,” explains festival director, Chris Randall.  “It’s always a lot of fun and it’s a great way to start off our festival this year with a fundraising benefit for the Wealthy Theatre Centennial Sustainability Campaign.”  

Wealthy Theatre is a historic landmark and Grand Rapids community venue that turned 100 years young in 2011. The Centennial Sustainability Capital Campaign is designed to reduce the theatre’s energy costs and carbon footprint, and enhance existing technologies, thereby ensuring their sustainability for decades to come. Donations can be made to the campaign at

“The Wealthy Theatre and the Grand Rapids Community Media Center are an important part of Thriller! Chiller!,” adds festival director, Anthony E. Griffin. “We’re about celebrating the art of the genre movie and community engagement; and, it’s important to lead by example in support of our neighborhood venue.”

Highlights of the Thriller! Chiller! George A. Romero Birthday Screening of “Night of the Living Dead” include:

  • Drink specials for GRCMC members!
  • Door prizes!
  • Birthday Cake!
  • Thriller! Chiller! 2012 festival passes and T-shirts for sale at great prices!

Click here for a video trailer on the Thriller! Chiller! YouTube Chanel (some noir mature content.)

Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival is currently accepting submissions for its annual film festival in October. Now in its seventh year, the  festival screens movies from around the world in the genres of action, sci-fi, suspense, and horror and takes place this year on Thursday evening, October 18th, and all day Friday and Saturday, October 19th & 20th at the Wealthy Theatre in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A festival pass is available on the festival website or at the Wealthy Theatre box office for $40 and is good for all events and films throughout the weekend.

Thriller! Chiller! is Michigan’s premier genre film festival focusing on the best of world class independent sci-fi, action, suspense and horror. We’re true independent cinema that thrills and chills. Thriller! Chiller! is owned and operated by festival directors Anthony Griffin of UnSAFE Film Office and Chris Randall of Fulvew productions . Marketing and PR are powered by Shirley Clemens at Twain Girl.

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