In just over a week, on Halloween night, “The Walking Dead” premieres on AMC, and we suspect TV will never be the same. But what if you want to check out the carnage on the big screen? If you’re a USC student, faculty member, or alumus – or if you happen to live in Portland, Oregon – then you can do just that. Read on for the details of each screening.
University of Southern California
“THE WALKING DEAD” Live Series Premiere Broadcast
Date/Time: 10:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 31st, 2010
Location: Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall
Event Coordinator: Alessandro Ago
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FREE ADMISSION. However, this event is open EXCLUSIVELY to USC students, faculty, staff, and alumni ONLY. Not open to the general public.
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When: Sunday, October 31, 2010 10:00 pm
Where: Bagdad Theater, 3702 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR 97214
What/Why: Things From Another World (TFAW) brings you “The Walking Dead”. The special 90-minute series premiere of “The Walking Dead” will air, for free, at McMenamin’s Bagdad Theater and will be hosted by Portland’s own Cort & Bobby “Fatboy” Roberts. The talk show duo are no strangers to taking a TV series and turning it into an event, having previously transformed SE Portland into a giant living room with public screenings of both the final seasons of “Battlestar Galactica” and “LOST”, featuring live appearances by contributing writers and actors.
Comics and graphic novels will be available for sale before and after the screening, and many great prizes will be given away during the event, provided by Image Comics and Things From Another World. Prizes will also be awarded for the best “Walking Dead”-related costume.
Don’t live in either Southern California or Portland? Then console yourself by entering to win one of the two badass posters you see above. Click here for the details.
If you happen to hear of any showings in your town, be sure to add the details in our comments section below.
“The Walking Dead” tells the story of life following a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, traveling in search of a safe and secure home. Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually, Teachers, Strike Back) portrays the lead role of Rick Grimes while actor Jon Bernthal (The Pacific, The Ghost Writer) portrays the character Shane, who worked with Rick in the police department before the zombie disaster. Other cast members include Laurie Holden (“The Shield”), who plays Andrea, one of two sisters who join the survivors of the zombie plague, Steven Yeun as Glenn, an expert scavenger, and Sarah Wayne Callies (“Prison Break”), who plays Rick’s wife, Lori.
Frank Darabont is the project’s writer, director of the pilot, and exec producer with Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert also exec producing. KNB is handling the effects.
“The Walking Dead” will premiere on Halloween night, Sunday, October 31st, at 10/9c! To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit “The Walking Dead” on Facebook.
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