[Halloween In Chicago] DAWN OF THE DEAD at Blue Island Beer, Co!

Looking for something to do on Halloween night and live in the Chicago area? BLUE ISLAND BEER, CO. will be screening the original unrated cut of George Romero’s DAWN OF THE DEAD. The film is presented by horror film enthusiast, Chris Larkin


“It’s been a favorite of mine since I was a teenager,” explains Larkin, a Blue Island resident. I’ve always loved how gory, do-it-yourself and 70’s it is. I was completely obsessed with Dawn Of The Dead after my first viewing.”

Last Halloween, KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE was the featured film. A few months ago it was a Mike Judge double feature, featuring OFFICE SPACE and the first pre-documentary, IDIOCRACY. Larkin hopes that these screenings could become a regular event.

“Alan Cromwell [Blue Island Beer, Co co-owner] had just gotten the building to start the Blue Island Beer Company and a part of the building is a great open warehouse. We both agreed that it was the perfect spot for movie nights. We’re actually looking to start a monthly movie night in the very near future.” states Larkin.


Doors open at 7pm and the film starts at 8pm. Tickets will be a mere $5. As usual, BLUE ISLAND BEER, CO.’s proprietary brews will be on tap. This is some of Chicagoland’s finest beer directly from the source, so don’t expect anything “domestic”.

-Rich Maier

Mike Vanderbilt

Mike Vanderbilt

Mike Vanderbilt is a freelance writer and contributor based on the south side of Chicago. Mike has appeared on The A.V. Club, The Chicago Reader, Fangoria, and Consequence Of Sound tackling a variety of subjects ranging from Cheap Trick, George Lucas' Red Tails, and for better or worse knows a thing or two about online dating. A bartender by trade, he holds a degree in accountancy but he was never very good at it.When not mixing cocktails, Mike hosts and produces the Drinks On Monday With The Strike Team podcast, as well as Revenge Of The Pod People. He can also be seen performing with his power pop band The Romeros and punk act Modern Day Rippers.
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