Bruce Campbell and Flashback Weekend have teamed up for what is, quite possibly, the most exciting event of the summer, as they'll be bringing the original Evil Dead trilogy to the Midway Drive-In Theater in Dixon, IL as part of Campbell's Drive-In Social Distancing Tour!
The two-night event, running from Friday, July 10th to Saturday, July 11th, will see Bruce taking the Midway Drive-In stage each night to perform extended Q&A’s and introduce all three films (The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness)! That includes Grindhouse Releasing’s 4K Drive-In release of Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead, which is also gearing up for a summer tour.
Get more details via the official press release below!
"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.
On Friday, July 10, Bruce will present his Q&A and introduce a double feature of his cult classics, Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn (1987) and Army of Darkness (1993).
Saturday night, July 11, in addition to his Q&A, Bruce will introduce a 4K restoration of Sam Raimi’s original Horror Classic The Evil Dead.
Grindhouse Releasing owner Bob Murawski worked with Raimi to restore The Evil Dead from the original 16mm camera negatives, and brought the stunning 4K transfer together with a new stereo sound mix and a newly re-imagined score by original composer Joseph LoDuca. Saturday evening’s entertainment will further include a Dusk to Dawn Horror Show featuring Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond (1981) & I Drink Your Blood (1970) 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! 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!"
Advance tickets for the Bruce Campbell Drive-In Social Distancing Tour at the Midway Drive-In are now on sale.