“Night of the Living Dead” (1968) at the Cerrito, Thursday, October 8, at 9:30 p.m.

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Are you ready for a spooky night? Do you love zombies? Cerrito Classics has the movie for you, shown at the Halloween-appropriate time of 9:30 p.m.

“Night of the Living Dead” is a low-budget black-and-white movie, with unknown actors, about a group of people stranded in a farmhouse, desperately trying to keep out hungry zombies who are trying to get in.

Why has “Night of the Living Dead” become a cult classic?

Here’s what John Soltes from hollywoodsoapbox.com says:

The influence of this movie is monumental. Think about it: “Night of the Living Dead” is one of the first movies to feature the idea of a modern zombie (slow-walking, hands extended). It introduces the “monster” in the first few minutes and then continues on with the other characters story arcs (think of Jaws). It uses sound and creative camera angles to add another dimension to the proceedings.

“Night of the Living Dead” has earned its status as a classic. Its simple premise will still make you fear the things that go bump in the night.

“Night of the Living Dead” plays once only on Thursday, October 8 at 9:30. All seats are $8.50. Moviegoers are advised to get advance tickets at the box office or online, as shows may sell out. Arriving early is a good idea, in order to choose your seat and also order delicious food and wine or beer.


Have you visited Scene yet? It’s the atmospheric wine/food bar on the right side of the lobby–a great place to enjoy a special menu, such as panini, snacks, and salads—or have them brought to your seat while you enjoy the movie! Scene opens daily at 4:30, with happy hour prices until 6:00.