SUNNYSIDE CEMETERY CINEMA: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
Festival Obscura and Sunnyside Cemetery are proud to present, for its 50th anniversary… the ’68 horror classic… NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.
WHERE IS SUNNYSIDE CEMETERY LOCATED?
The historic Sunnyside Cemetery is located at 1095 E. Willow Street, Long Beach CA 90806 between Orange Ave. and California Ave. Sunnyside Cemetery, founded in 1906, is the 2nd oldest cemetery in the City of Long Beach.
Please click here for map & directions: Sunnyside Cemetery (Long Beach, CA)
WHERE IS PARKING LOCATED?
We will have LIMITED parking on-site at the cemetery. We encourage everyone to rideshare or carpool, and there is ample parking adjacent to the cemetery on city streets.
If getting dropped off… please get dropped off in a safe area and NOT in front of Sunnyside Cemetery on Willow St. It is a VERY busy street and there is NO STOPPING!
We also ask you to safely cross at signals an NOT run across Willow Ave. Please pay attention on oncoming traffic.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
We encourage guests to bring a few items:
*LOW-BACK chairs (please do not bring tall chairs as they will obstruct the view for other guests)
*Picnic baskets or coolers are welcomed! We kindly ask that you clean up after yourselves.
*We will have guest food trucks on-site as well for you to enjoy!
HOW DO I GET TICKETS & HOW MUCH ARE THEY?
Advanced ticket sales are available on www.FestivalObscura.com and www.EventBrite.com.
Advanced General Admission tickets are $13/each plus online service fee.
If tickets do not sell out prior to the night of the event, tickets will be sold at the gate for $15.
RAIN OR SHINE:
The event will proceed rain or shine. Since it’s Long Beach in the summer… we don’t foresee any rainy conditions anytime soon! Evenings do get chilly so please bring something warm, including a blanket to bundle up.
Sorry, no refunds or exchanges.
BENEFITTING SUNNYSIDE CEMETERY:
Proceeds from ticket sales support Sunnyside Cemetery, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/sunnysidecemetery/
ABOUT “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD”:
Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent horror film written, directed, photographed and edited by George A. Romero, co-written by John Russo, and starring Duane Jones and Judith O’Dea. The story follows seven people who are trapped in a rural farmhouse in western Pennsylvania, which is besieged by a large and growing group of “living dead” monsters.
PRE-FILM SCREENING FESTIVITIES:
Once the cemetery gates open at 6pm… guests will get to enjoy the following:
*Live set by DJ Quatre Cinq
*Vintage zombie movie trailer showcase
*On-site commemorative T-shirt printing by After Hours Print Club
WHO IS FESTIVAL OBSCURA?
Based out of Long Beach, Festival Obscura was founded by Martin Svab (co-owner/founder of Phantom Carriage Brewery) and partner Ryan Hughes (Director of Sales of Phantom Carriage Brewery). Svab and Hughes, both Long Beach residents, appreciate the rich culture and history of this vibrant, coastal city. Their passion for local history and the macabre, combined with their philanthropic nature and vast experience in craft beer and event production, led them to their partnership with Sunnyside Cemetery.
Festival Oscura recently produced the inaugural Celebration at Sunnyside Cemetery, a sold out fundraising event that saw 1500 guests enjoying craft beer, wine, art, collectibles & music and rased $42k for the cemetery.
ABOUT SUNNYSIDE CEMETERY, INC.
Sunnyside Cemetery, founded in 1906, is a 501(c)13 non-profit and has a diverse and cultural history that mirrors the City of Long Beach that can be seen in every section of the cemetery. Unfortunately for Sunnyside Cemetery, there is little to no space left to be purchased, which means that without the income of funerals, they are relying on the interest accrued from endowment funds to keep the cemetery maintained.
In 1994, the former owner started the financial downslide, when he stole more than half of the original $1M endowment care fund. While he ended up in jail, the cemetery ended up with a financial loss they are still trying to recover from. The current non-profit board running the cemetery is made up of friends and family members of loved ones who are buried inside, aptly named “Friends of Sunnyside.” With the lack of financial help, the cemetery is literally doing all it can to stay above ground.