U.S., 1985, 91 min, 35mm, Dir. Dan O'Bannon, Rated R for graphic violence, gore, nudity, and frightening imagery
"A tongue-in-cheek, splatter-laden homage to George A. Romero's zombie pictures." - Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine
The Gables Cinema and the Secret Celluloid Society’s After Hours series continues with Director Dan O’Bannon’s 1985 zom-com thriller Return of the Living Dead on “gorious” 35mm. Uneeda is a medical supply warehouse in Louisville that supplies cadavers to medical schools. Two of its bumbling employees, middle-aged Frank (James Karen) and newbie Freddy (Thom Mathews,) unwittingly release vapors from a sealed canister that cause the dead to rise up again as zombies – which is incredibly unfortunate since there is an abundance of dead bodies in the warehouse. From here begins the limitless possibilities of the capabilities of zombies! Frightening, funny, sexy... Felix Vasquez Jr. of Cinema Crazed writes, "For pure eighties, punk rock, walking dead, brain eating mayhem, Return of the Living Dead is the film to watch."
The Gables Cinema presents the best films you never saw on the big screen (or maybe you did) from late-night cult classics to foreign favorites and even summer blockbusters every Saturday at 11:30 pm. Tickets include a free popcorn and happy hour. Please note that unclaimed pre-ordered tickets will be sold to the waitline 30 mins after showtime.
As a member, you are supporting the continued success of our After Hours program. Yearly After Hours membership pays for itself with reduced-price tickets at $5.00 instead of $8.00. Online ticket fees are waived for After Hours screenings and 4 free tickets to our regular price screenings are included.