New Cities & Dates Set for The Evil Dead's Big Screen Return
by Alex Billington
March 2, 2010
Last year we reported that Sam Raimi's horror classic The Evil Dead would be returning to the big screen in a series of midnight screenings coordinated by Grindhouse Releasing. Apparently they've been running some screenings already that we somehow missed, as ShockTillYouDrop posted an update from Grindhouse talking about the current status of the re-release. However, the good news is they've just secured a brand spankin' new 35mm print of Evil Dead (that they're calling "the director's 35mm print") that will premiere this weekend in Los Angeles. From there they embark on a 15 city tour with the new print across the US.
"Demand for the movie [so far] led us to make a new print," they said. For a listing of cities and dates, visit the Grindhouse Releasing website. Locations include: Los Angeles, Washington DC, Houston, Austin, Providence, Albuquerque, Chicago, St. Louis, Grand Rapids, Poughkeepsie, and Cleveland. It looks like Austin gets the best deal, as one theater there is running the entire Evil Dead trilogy back-to-back. Additionally, the tour includes an "all-new horror trailer show" along with the new print and an exclusive poster. If you live in any of those 15 cities, this is one of those movies you just need to see on the big screen!
"Our plan is to keep Evil Dead playing in theaters throughout 2010." Hopefully can keep it playing for years to come and for new generations to discover and enjoy. Do yourself a favor and catch one of these midnight shows, I'm certain you'll have a great time. For more details and event dates, visit: grindhousereleasing.com.
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
i saw one of these midnight showings already a couple months back. it was amazing! the only thing was they claimed it to be the directors cut that was nc-17 only allowing 18 year olds to get in... but the movie was no different? it confused me. but on the plus side i got to see trailers for some awesome 80's grindhouse movies that include, "Canibal Holocaust," "Pieces," and "The Gruesome Twosome" witch now all populate my amazon wish list just waiting for me to click buy! it was an expirence that shouldnt be missed "The Evil Dead" on 35mm was a blast!
sjophotography on Mar 2, 2010
put old films back in theaters... dont remake them into crap... show the originals! id rather go see this than any new horror film remake...
d on Mar 2, 2010
Evil Dead: The Musical is going to be in Buffalo, NY starting on March 9th for everyone who is interested. I'll definitely be there! http://www.evildeadthemusical.com/site/
peloquin on Mar 2, 2010
O GOSH, and i have no idea what to wear. i wonder if i can still fit into that old frank-n-furter outfit. At the MIDNIGHT DRAGS John Stamos
John Stamos on Mar 2, 2010
NO NEW YORK!?!?!??
-Peter- on Mar 2, 2010
I work at the DC theater. It's Landmark's E Street Cinema and we'll be showing it March 12th and 13th.
Fuelbot on Mar 3, 2010
Peter - EVIL DEAD played in January at Landmark's Sunshine Cinemas in New York. We'll bring it back to NY for those who missed it. Last night we debuted the brand-new 35mm print to a sold-out room at the Nu Art Theatre in Los Angeles. Don't miss these exclusive screenings! David Szulkin Grindhouse Releasing
David on Mar 6, 2010
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