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Bruce Campbell Hosting ‘Evil Dead’ Event at the Midway Drive-In Theater in Dixon, Illinois!

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Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell will be hosting a special two night screening of Sam Raimi’s beloved Evil Dead trilogy in 4K at Flashback Weekend’s Midway Drive-In Theater in Dixon, Illinois, beginning July 10th to July 11th. Campbell will also perform extended Q&A sessions with attendees each night of the event.

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Full details from the official press release:

Film and TV Star Bruce Campbell (“Ash” from the original EVIL DEAD trilogy, TV’s “ASH VS. EVIL DEAD”) will be bringing safe fun to his fans at Flashback Weekend’s Midway Drive-In Theater in Dixon, IL as part of his Drive-In Social Distancing Tour.

Bruce will take the Midway Drive-In stage each night and perform extended Q & A’s, in addition to introducing all three feature films of his original EVIL DEAD trilogy during this epic two night event.

Bruce Campbell’s legendary Q & A events will become an all immersive media experience as Bruce’s live performance will be projected simultaneously onto the Midway’s huge 90-foot wide screen. Fans will sit in the comfort and safety of their own cars and see Bruce on the Midway screen larger than life with the stereo sound broadcast to their FM car stereos. The Midway Drive-In’s eight acres of open air space will allow the fans to spread out in their vehicles for maximum social distancing. To further increase safety and peace of mind, the car capacity of the Midway has been reduced by half to 250 cars, and each vehicle will occupy two car spaces to give fans twice the normal amount of space.

Friday, July 10th, Bruce will present his Q & A and introduce a double feature of his cult classics, Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD 2: DEAD BY DAWN (1987) and ARMY OF DARKNESS (1993). Saturday night, July 11th, in addition to his Q & A, Bruce will introduce a 4K restoration of the movie that started it all, Sam Raimi’s original Horror Classic THE EVIL DEAD. Grindhouse Releasing’s Academy Award winner Bob Murawski oversaw the new 4K restoration of THE EVIL DEAD which includes a new stereo sound mix and a re-imagined score by original EVIL DEAD composer Joseph LoDuca. Saturday evening’s entertainment will further include a Dusk to Dawn Horror Show featuring other cult horror classics from Grindhouse Releasing. To provide the full nostalgic Drive-In experience, each night will include vintage drive-in concession ads and classic horror coming attractions.

VIP passes will include photo-ops with Bruce! Bruce will pose for professional outdoor photo-ops by Celeb Photo-ops with fans in socially distanced photos (six feet apart). With the Drive-In screen in the background, a deadite will barge into the photo between Bruce and the fan (you!) to enforce social distancing – and provide a great photo-op as you and Bruce battle a deadite! VIP packages and the Groovy package will also include a pre-signed commemorative poster by Bruce. And as at any concert, there will be a souvenir table with exclusive tour merchandise.

Face coverings, social distancing, and concern for your fellow horror fans’ health are the sacred words for this event which all of Bruce’s fans must not forget. Practice these three things and you’ll prevent the Army of the Dead from awakening!

Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con owns and operates the Midway Drive-In located in Dixon, IL. Flashback Weekend believes that a horror convention should benefit the legacy of horror and the film arts. For this reason, all net proceeds from Flashback Weekend go to the preservation and operation of the Midway Drive-In to preserve the horror theatrical experience.

The times and schedule for Friday and Saturday will be posted soon. Gates are scheduled to open at 4:00PM each day.

Friday July 10th, 2020

  • 4:00PM – Gates open
  • Outdoor photo-ops with Bruce (VIP package holders)
  • Extended Q & A with Bruce and film introduction
  • Drive-In Double Feature!
  • “EVIL DEAD 2” (1987)
  • “ARMY OF DARKNESS” (1993)

Saturday July 11th, 2020

  • 4:00PM – Gates open
  • Outdoor photo-ops with Bruce (VIP package holders)
  • Extended Q & A with Bruce and film introduction
  • Drive-In Dusk to Dawn Horror Show!
  • “THE EVIL DEAD” (1981) – New 4K restoration with new sound mix and score by Joseph LoDuca
  • “THE BEYOND” (1981) Grindhouse Releasing restored version
  • “I DRINK YOUR BLOOD” (1970) Uncut Grindhouse Releasing restoration

How cool does this sound? Let us know if you’ll be attending the event in our comments section below.

For more information, visit the Flashback Weekend website.

Bruce Campbell at Midway Drive-In

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