The Evans City Cemetery in Pennsylvania is featured in the opening scene of the George Romero's Night of the Living Dead. Unfortunately, the chapel is scheduled to be torn down, but fans have launched a fundraising effort to try to save it:

"Fix The Chapel.com is the grassroots effort of Night of the Living Dead fans to restore and preserve the chapel in Evans City Cemetery, a cinematic landmark from the George A. Romero classic horror film originally released in 1968. Fundraising activities include donations and merchandise sales through this web site and online auctions, as well as raising awareness at horror conventions and via social networks such as Facebook and YouTube. A goal of $50,000 is being sought.

The restoration and fundraising project is being organzied by Gary R. Streiner, key member of the production staff on the original Night of the Living Dead and currently a resident of Evans City, PA. In 1967, Streiner was working at The Latent Image together with George Romero and his brother, Russell Streiner, in Pittsburgh when production began on the landmark film in which he was one of the original ten investors and owners. In 2008 and 2009, Streiner organized Living Dead festivals in Evans City which attracted the largest reunion of cast and crew to date, as well as fans from as far away as France."

 

If you live in the San Francisco area, there is an event taking place tonight to raise funds for the restoration project. You can find out more information on this event and fundraising project at: http://www.fixthechapel.com/

"On December, 9th at the Historic Bal Theatre in San Leandro, California horror hosts Miss Misery and Lord Blood-Rah are teaming up for the first time to host a SPECIAL BENEFIT SHOWING OF 2 ZOMBIE CLASSICS! The VERY FIRST zombie film, WHITE ZOMBIE starring Bela Lugosi and the film that DEFINED zombies for the modern era NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD!

SPECIAL GUEST: John Stanley! Author, movie expert and host of Creature Features! ('79 - '84)

BAY AREA ARTIST NIC CAESAR, whose works can be seen in Wes Craven's Scream 4, will have a new original art work to be raffled off!!

There will be raffles, prizes and SURPRISES!
COME AS A ZOMBIE...BECAUSE ZOMBIES MAKE EVERYTHING BETTER!!
Ticket price only $15!
Part of the entrance fee will be donated to the Save The Evans City Cemetery Chapel Fund as well as ALL PROCEEDS FROM RAFFLE TICKETS AND DONATIONS!

Come out Friday, December 9th and help save a TRUE HORROR LANDMARK and create the museum Night of the Living Dead deserves!"