ROCKLAND — Join the Strand Theatre Sunday, Oct. 16, at 8 p.m. for a screening of the newly restored cult classic “Night of the Living Dead” (1968). This presentation is part of the Strand’s Fright Night Film Fest, a series that runs through out October.

When unexpected radiation raises the dead, a group of “average American” strangers has to battle flesh-eating zombies in George A. Romero’s landmark cheapie horror film. Shot outside of Pittsburgh at a fraction of the cost of a Hollywood feature by a band of filmmakers determined to make their mark, Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” is one of the great stories of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time. A deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of flesh-eating ghouls newly arisen from their graves, Romero’s claustrophobic vision of a late-’60s America (literally) tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combined gruesome gore with acute social commentary, and quietly broke ground by casting a black actor (Duane Jones) in the lead role. After decades of poor-quality prints and video transfers, “Night of the Living Dead” can finally be seen as a new 4K restoration, scanned from the original camera negative and supervised by Romero himself. Stark, haunting, and more relevant than ever, “Night of the Living Dead” is back!

Tickets are $9/Adults, $8/Seniors and younger than 12, and $7/Strand Members, and are available at the door. Beer and wine is available at concessions. Find more information at, or by calling 207-594-0070. The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main St.