October 12, 2019, 8:00pm, Regent Square Theater
World Premiere of the 4K restoration of The Amusement Park
The Romero Lives Film Series presents: A Celebration of Pittsburgh’s Horror Master, George A. Romero
A long-lost Romero film gets its official premiere 46 years after its completion! Unseen for decades, the Regent Square Theater’s audiences will get the first opportunities 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 was 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 in its newly restored glory. Followed by a reception at the Regent Square Theater.