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Long Beach Zombie Walk partners with O ENTERTAINMENT to unleash our first THREE-DAY Undead Invasion!!

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Long Beach Zombie Walk Festival is excited to announce our latest and greatest evolution to our annual Undead Invasion – we’re teaming up with veteran special event organizers O Entertainment to make 2014′s event our very first THREE DAY celebration of ghoulish music, film, food, drinks, and fun!

O EntertainmentFamous for such established and popular annual events including the Long Beach BBQ Festival, Long Beach Crawfish Festival, and Long Beach Lobster Festival, and originators of the Pine Avenue New Year’s Eve celebration, O Entertainment is taking on LBZW as their annual major multi-day Halloween event – and are pulling out all the stops to make this our biggest and baddest year ever!

Big announcements coming soon, including a three-day lineup of freaky bands and gruesome films, a return of some popular attractions from Zombie Walks past, and a familiar face and voice to kick it all off on Friday, October 24!  Stay tuned!!

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THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW – Lola’s Outdoor Retro Cinema at Sunnyside Cemetery!

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Rocky Horror Picture Show.  With a shadow-cast.  At a cemetery!

Lola’s Outdoor Retro Cinema presents THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, featuring a live shadow-cast performance by the all-dancing, all-lip syncing cast of Rocky Horror at the Art Theater Long Beach on Friday, June 13th 2014, at Sunnyside Cemetery in Long Beach!

Rocky Horror at the cemtery? THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT! Buy your tickets online at http://rhps.eventbrite.com/!

This special event is sponsored by our friends at Lola’s Mexican Cuisine, and we are excited to kick off this summer series in partnership with the AMP LGBTQIA Organization!  We’re working on making this an epic evening of music, cinema, and live performance, under the stars at a historic Long Beach cemetery!

ALL AGES event! This film is Rated R – those under 17 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

Gates: 6:30pm / Film 9:00pm.  Limited, stacked parking available at Sunnyside – come early starting at 6! Plenty of street parking across Willow from Cemetery.

In respect for the citizens of Sunnyside Cemetery, no throwing of food will be permitted at this special screening.

Low-back chairs, blankets, picnic baskets welcome! If you insist on bringing taller chairs, please sit to the sides of the crowd in courtesy of those around you. Designated smoking area near cemetery gates – no smoking on cemetery grounds.

A proceed of ticket sales will also support Sunnyside Cemetery, a non-profit historical institution celebrating over 100 years in Long Beach.

Don’t dream it.  Be it.

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Zombies Needed to Lurch Down Ocean Blvd For Annual Long Beach Gay Pride Parade, May 18th!

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Zombie Walk Long Beach 2014-05-16 11-46-04 **ZOMBIES!!! WE NEED YOU THIS SUNDAY!!**

LB Zombie Walk Festival will be teasing up this year’s event at this Sunday’s Gay Pride Parade down Ocean Blvd! Zombies needed at 10am sharp – email birdyhat@yahoo.com for info!

We’re getting hooked up with a rickety old truck and other goodies to invade the parade and lurch down Ocean Blvd in front of thousands – now we just need ZOMBIES!!!!

Email Rosanna at birdyhat@yahoo.com if you can make it! Bring friends! LET’S MAKE HALLOWEEN HAPPEN IN MAY!!

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2014 Zombie Walk Featured Movies to Be Revealed Soon!

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

***2014 Movies Will be Revealed Soon.***

Meanwhile we recommend two of our favorites all year long!

 

Night of the Living Dead

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

The one that started it all, George A. Romero’s 1968 NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is still one of the scariest films of all time, and has emerged as a Halloween cinema staple. Starring Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, and Karl Hardman, Night of the Living Dead famously offers no warnings or explanations for the rise of the undead – moments into the film the dead are up, they’re everywhere, and they’re hungry. Famous as much for its groundbreaking and shocking scenes of violence as it is for its sage and nuanced social commentary, Night of the Living Dead has garnered decades of critical acclaim, and has been selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as a film deemed culturally, historically and aesthetically significant. “They’re coming to get you, Barbara…”

Dawn of the Dead

DAWN OF THE DEAD

Ten years after the chilling original, George A. Romero returned to the land of the Living Dead with what is widely considered the best of the series – 1978′s DAWN OF THE DEAD. Picking up after the zombie epidemic has laid waste to the United States, the film finds four survivors taking refuge in an abandoned shopping mall. Taking the time to go on a shopping spree of their own, they arm themselves, lock down the mall, and destroy the zombies inside so they can stay along as long as possible, hoping for answers or a rescue before it’s too late. Tensions begin to build, and the terror becomes more palpable as the survivors find a new enemy to content with – a large gang of bikers set on looting the mall. It’s not long before all the chaos makes enough noise to catch the attention of a zombie horde, and the stage is set for a violent and explosive showdown between the living and the undead.

 

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THE DOWNTOWN INVASION STARTS AT 2PM TODAY!!

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

The big day has arrived, zombies!!

If you haven’t already, check out our FAQ page at http://zombiewalklb.com/faq/ for your last-minute zombie inquiries! Map and directions are at http://zombiewalklb.com/directions/! And our updated band lineup can be found at http://zombiewalklb.com/bands-2013/!

BRAAAAAAAAAAAINS!

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BAND UPDATE!

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

sad zombieWe are bummed-out zombies to report that PSYCHO CHARGER will not be able to play this weekend’s event. They received some pretty alarming news this week, so our zombie hearts go out to them – please send this fantastic band some positive vibes.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We are working on filling their slot with a band awesome enough to fill their fine shoes – keep posted! And please feel free to e-mail us at ZombieWalkLB@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

See you Saturday!!

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“NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD” + “DAWN OF THE DEAD” !!

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Night of the Living Dead + Dawn of the DeadThis year, the Long Beach Zombie Walk Festival continues its tradition of screening a classic zombie film as part of the festivites – with its very first double-feature!


As our bands continue to rock The Promenade and Pine Avenue, film-loving zombies can settle in on Promenade Square Park for two of the first and greatest zombie films of all time, directed by the legendary George A. Romero!  Prepare for a double-dose of fiendish flicks as we present NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and the rarely-screened DAWN OF THE DEAD!

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD – 7:00pm

The one that started it all, George A. Romero’s 1968  NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is still one of the scariest films of all time, and has emerged as a Halloween cinema staple.  Starring Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, and Karl Hardman, Night of the Living Dead famously offers no warnings or explanations for the rise of the undead – moments into the film the dead are up, they’re everywhere, and they’re hungry.  Famous as much for its groundbreaking and shocking scenes of violence as it is for its sage and nuanced social commentary, Night of the Living Dead has garnered decades of critical acclaim, and has been selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as a film deemed culturally, historically and aesthetically significant.

“They’re coming to get you, Barbara…” 

DAWN OF THE DEAD – 8:40pm

Ten years after the chilling original, George A. Romero returned to the land of the Living Dead with what is widely considered the best of the series – 1978′s DAWN OF THE DEAD.  Picking up after the zombie epidemic has laid waste to the United States, the film finds four survivors taking refuge in an abandoned shopping mall.  Taking the time to go on a shopping spree of their own, they arm themselves, lock down the mall, and destroy the zombies inside so they can stay along as long as possible, hoping for answers or a rescue before it’s too late. Tensions begin to build, and the terror becomes more palpable as the survivors find a new enemy to content with – a large gang of bikers set on looting the mall. It’s not long before all the chaos makes enough noise to catch the attention of a zombie horde, and the stage is set for a violent and explosive showdown between the living and the undead…

 

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NOSFERATU Live Score Cemetery Screening – 10/10/13

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013  -  8:00pm  -TICKETS-
Sunnyside Cemetery – 1095 E. Willow St., Long Beach CA 90806 (map & directions)

Long Beach Zombie Walk Festival and Long Beach Cinematheque are once again proud to partner with the talented musicians of the Balboa Amusement Company Orchestra to breathe new sonic life into another silent classic, and at an exciting new location – Long Beach’s legendary Sunnyside Cemetery!  Join us Thursday, October 10 for an unforgettable evening of silent cinema and live music, as we present F.W. Murnau’s terrifying 1922 German vampire classic, Nosferatu.

Assembled by Long Beach’s own prolific singer-songwriters Ellen Warkentine and Alyssandra Nighswonger, the Balboa Amusement Company Orchestra is a band of local musicians who recently formed to write and perform a live score for a Long Beach Cinematheque screening of The Artist, and who are already hard at work writing and rehearsing their follow-up live score for this special event, the first of its kind at Sunnyside!  (more…)

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“ERASERHEAD” to screen at CSU Long Beach October 17!

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

EraserheadThursday, October 17, 2013  -  8:00pm  
Cal State University Long Beach – Los Alamitos Lawn
1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach CA 90802 (map & directions)

Long Beach Zombie Walk Festival and Long Beach Cinematheque are excited to partner with the University Art Museum at CSU Long Beach on two free outdoor screenings – right on the CSULB campus!  On the occasion of the museum’s new exhibit Gabe Bartalos: Abhorrence and Obsession, we will be screening two cinema classics chosen by Bartalos himself as having an impact on his work: Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby (October 3), and David Lynch’s Eraserhead (October 17)!

Join us October 17 as we present Eraserhead, David Lynch’s legendary, surreal, and terrifically nightmarish feature film debut.  Years in the making, and produced with the assistance of the American Film Institute (AFI), Eraserhead is a celluloid curiosity that narrowly escaped obscurity before finding an audience as a midnight movie, becoming a weekly midnight feature for years at cinemas across the country,  finding itself preserved by the National Film Registry in 2004, and of course launching the career of one of the most unique voices in American filmmaking.  (more…)

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“ROSEMARY’S BABY” to screen at CSULB October 3!

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Rosemary's BabyThursday, October 3, 2013  -  8:00pm  
Cal State University Long Beach – Los Alamitos Lawn – 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach CA 90802 (map & directions)

Long Beach Zombie Walk Festival and Long Beach Cinematheque are excited to partner with the University Art Museum at CSU Long Beach on two free outdoor screenings – right on the CSULB campus!  On the occasion of the museum’s new exhibit Gabe Bartalos: Abhorrence and Obsession, we will be screening two cinema classics chosen by Bartalos himself as having an impact on his work: Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby (October 3), and David Lynch’s Eraserhead (October 17)!

Join us October 3 as we present Rosemary’s Baby, recently ranked as the 7th Scariest Film of All Time by Time Out London (see full list here).  An adaptation of Ira Levin’s bestselling novel, this 1968 classic is pure Polanski – superbly acted, thoroughly macabre, and infused with an eerie sense of humor that makes the whole experience more palpable, and ultimately more terrifying..

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