The Ramones, A Double Feature, A Cemetery and 3D – What More Could You Want?

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I remember when I first saw the Ramones, I was sixteen and in Dallas, Texas, Debbie Hairy opened for them. I have to say it was the most amazing concert ever! [singlepic id=411 w=320 h=240 float=right]

My memories about seeing the original Night of the Living Dead is a little fuzzy but I do remember my first 3D movie.

Now there is another moment in our history that I would love to be apart of, but will miss the opportunity.  So, I am going to tell you about it so you can experience it.

[singlepic id=410 w=320 h=240 float=left]  In short, it is a night to watch a double feature that is projected onto a 25 foot Mausoleum wall, yes  in a cemetery.  Wait, I am not done, the first movie is ‘Ramones IT ALIVE’  it was filmed live on New Years in 1977.  The second film is ‘Night of the Living Dead’ in 3D (thanks to Passmore Labs for the conversion)

There is so much going on – I am just going to copy/paste the press release here. — For more info you can visit the Johnny Ramone website.

5TH ANNUAL JOHNNY RAMONE TRIBUTE SAT OCT 3RD IN LA, CA

FULL-LENGTH RAMONES CONCERT & WORLD PREMIERE OF THE 1968 CULT CLASSIC “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD” IN 3-D WILL BE SCREENED AS A DOUBLE FEATURE @ HOLLYWOOD FOREVER CEMETERY!

The SPECIAL OUTDOOR EVENT presented by Linda Ramone in association with the JRA, will be held in memory of Legendary Ramones Guitarist JOHNNY RAMONE on Saturday October 3rd at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery (6000 Santa Monica Blvd.) in Los Angeles, CA.

A full-length, vintage Ramones concert will be screened outdoors, after dark on a 24-foot mausoleum wall (as in Hollywood Forever’s summer film program Cinespia). The double feature concludes with the WORLD PREMIERE of the 1968 cult classic “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD” in 3D! PassmoreLab presents the debut of its new high-def, colorized, 3D print of one of Johnny Ramone’s top 10 horror film favorites! As if that weren’t enough, you’ll also have a rare opportunity to MEET some of the world famous RAMONES LIVE & IN-PERSON plus lots more…

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, founding member and sole survivor of the original lineup, Ramones’ drummer & producer TOMMY RAMONE (“Leave Home”, “Rocket to Russia”, “It’s Alive” & more) AND youngest member, Bassist CJ RAMONE (“Loco Live”, “Adios Amigos” & more) will both be on hand to celebrate Johnny’s legacy with an assortment of Pinheads and Ramoniacs … like you.

There will be scheduled autograph signings on-site, a collection of rare Ramones memorabilia on display, surprise celebrity guests and more to be announced as the date grows closer.

Special homage will also be paid to Legendary Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone. Original paintings by Dee Dee will be exhibited on site in an art show curated by his wife, Barbara Ramone who will also be on hand to meet and greet the fans.

When the sun sets, the movie screenings kick off with Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee & Tommy: THE RAMONES in “IT’S ALIVE”. The legendary show had been unattainable for decades until it was unearthed only a couple of short years ago. Featuring the Ramones in their prime, filmed LIVE IN CONCERT on New Years Eve 1977, the classic performance captures the intensity and raw energy that legends are made of. In the words of Johnny Ramone himself, this is truly “The Ramones at their best”…

Immediately following the full-length concert, the double feature continues with the WORLD PREMIERE of the legendary cult classic “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD” in 3D presented by PassmoreLab.

“Night of the Living Dead”, originally shot in black and white over 40 years ago, was painstakingly restored, colorized and converted, frame by frame into full 3D using PassmoreLab’s proprietary technology. The process, which took over 12 months to complete at a cost greater than the film’s original production budget, was no small feat.

George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” is considered one of the most influential independent films ever produced. Generally dismissed at the time of its release, the film appeared on the midnight-movie circuit in the early 1970s and gradually built a following. Recognizing the film’s significance to its genre, the Museum of Modern Art was one of the first institutions to screen “Night of the Living Dead” years before the film achieved commercial success via its cult status.

The 1968 low budget cult film has been deemed “historically, culturally or aesthetically important” by the National Film Registry, cited in the American Film Institute’s 100 important thrillers and listed at #9 on Bravo’s 100 Scariest Movie Moments. Critic Rex Reed wrote, “If you want to see what turns a B-movie into a classic… don’t miss Night of the Living Dead. It is unthinkable for anyone seriously interested in horror movies not to see it.”

“Night of the Living Dead” was one of Johnny Ramone’s favorite films, listed at #4 in his top 10 horror favs of all time. Be there on Saturday, Oct 3rd and see it in 3D for the first time anywhere!

The movies screen outdoors and after dark so warm clothes, jackets and blankets to sit on are recommended. Food and beverages will not be sold on site at the event, but picnic dinners and drinks are allowed so bring your own snacks for the double feature.

Gates for the event will open at 5:30pm. Attendees will receive free commemorative 3D glasses upon entering. Admission is only a $10 per person minimum donation entrance fee collected at the gate on arrival at Hollywood Forever. Net proceeds benefit the Johnny Ramone research fund at USC Westside Prostate Cancer Center lead by Dr. David Agus.

Whether you’re a decorated Johnny Commando or just a casual Ramones fan you will not want to miss this event! Be there on Saturday, October 3rd and SEE: surviving members of the Ramones, autograph signings, surprise celebrity guests, concert footage, world premiere movie screening in 3-D, rare Ramones memorabilia, Dee Dee Ramone art show, photo ops, plus a chance to visit the legendary, 8-ft tall, bronze Johnny Ramone memorial statue and the grave of Dee Dee Ramone, both of which reside at Hollywood Forever Cemetery…need we say more?

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Jason Bayless

Jason Bayless is a life-long activist and is currently working at The Pachamama Alliance. When he is not working he spends, working with Center for Farmworker Families and spending his time recording shows, writing blogs, collecting 3D movies, and playing VR games.

Comments
  • lydia2

    May 21, 2010

    sad that the wife of Dee Dee could not stop him from drugs thats why he died or is it girlfriend I dont get these girls she put up with it it ends with death is she just not with it

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  • kelly3

    September 4, 2009

    please continue posting. I love it!

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  • Jason Bayless4

    August 25, 2009

    New blog post: The Ramones, A Double Feature, A Cemetery and 3D – What More Could You Want? https://zombie-popcorn.com/?p=3943

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