The Amusement Park

October 12th

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Sat, Oct 12
Director: George A. Romero
 
1973 / 56 min. / DCP
 
 

World premiere of Romero's legendary "lost" film!

Individual tickets for each film are $10 – no screenie cards or discounts will be applied, except for University of Pittsburgh students ($8). Passes for the entire series are available for $100, a savings of over $75!  All pass purchasers will receive additional giveaways and be entered into a drawing to win prizes!

A long-lost Romero film gets its official premiere 46 years after its completion! Regent Square Theater audiences will get the first opportunity to see the newly restored film. Sponsored by the Lutheran Services, The Amusement Park was commissioned as a film intended to inform viewers about the need to care for the elderly. Romero, however, conceived of what is perhaps his wildest, most imaginative movie: an allegory about the nightmarish realities of aging in a world without an adequate social safety net. Starring Martin’s Lincoln Maazel, an elderly man finds himself disoriented and increasingly isolated as the pains, tragedies, and humiliations of aging in America manifest themselves through roller coasters, bumper cars, and chaotic crowds. Shot in the now-defunct West View Amusement Park in Pittsburgh’s North Hills, The Amusement Park is a strange but incredibly humane film that, nonetheless, might be Romero’s “most overtly horrifying film” (author Daniel Kraus).

Join us for this incredibly special, one-of-a-kind opportunity, and be the first to see one of the cinema’s most legendary “lost” films. Followed by a Living with the Dead party in the theater!