Last week, we announced that the late George A. Romero was being honored with a long-overdue star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on Wednesday, October 25th. It turns out the dedication ceremony is just the tip of the iceberg for an entire day of celebrations honoring the Godfather of the Modern Zombie. We’re pulling information from multiple sources including WalkofFame.com, Chris Roe Management, and AlexTheater.org.
From Romero’s manager, Chris Roe (via DreadCentral.com):
“It has been a very long journey to make this day happen and so many have given their support. With George’s star ceremony on Hollywood Blvd., the reception that follows and the well-deserved tribute that evening at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, there is no doubt that October 25, 2017, WILL be the DAY OF ROMERO in Los Angeles,” commented Chris Roe, Manager of George A. Romero and Director of the Romero Star Campaign.
After the ceremony, there will be a reception for friends, family, and invited guests brought to us by the generosity of the following:
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that filmmaker George A. Romero will be honored posthumously with the 2,621st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star will be dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 6604 Hollywood Boulevard in front the Hollywood Toy & Costume Store.
“The fact that fans nominated Mr. Romero for the Walk of Fame star speaks volumes of how loved he was for his work in the horror film genre and for being the person he was. Fortunately, prior to his passing he learned that he was selected for a star, and we are saddened that he won’t be here with us for his special day,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame.
Helping Emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be guest speakers: Filmmaker Edgar Wright and special effects make-up artist Greg Nicotero. Accepting the star will be Romero’s widow Suzanne Desrocher-Romero.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
Join us with George’s family and close friends as we celebrate the life and career of the legendary horror filmmaker, who passed away on July 16, 2017, at the age of 77. Romero, who pioneered the zombie film genre with the 1968 feature Night of the Living Dead, made an indelible imprint on the industry and inspired a multitude of influential directors and actors.
Help us celebrate his legacy with a Q&A with celebrity fans and friends, followed by a screening of George’s classic Warner Bros. film CREEPSHOW, starring Ed Harris, Ted Danson, Leslie Nielsen, Stephen King, Hal Holbrook, and Adrienne Barbeau, among others.
VIP ticket includes 7:00 pm pre-show reception in Terrace Lobby and general admission seating within the VIP section.
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