The Evans City Cemetery chapel filmed in George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead is in danger of being torn down and it’s up to horror fans to save it!
The historical Pennsylvania chapel is one of the last remaining buildings featured in the zombie cult film. The chapel has been used as a storage shed in the past years and has fallen into disrepair.
Initially set to be torn down, the cemetery association has delayed the destruction for one year from September 2011 to gather funds for restoration. It will take approximately $50,000 to fix it. So far, $7,000 has been raised.
The person leading the effort to save the chapel is Gary Streiner, a sound engineer on Night of the Living Dead who’s also the brother to the actor who played “Johnny.” Streiner also organized the Evans City Living Dead festivals in 2008 and 2009.
To donate and for more information about saving the Evans City Cemetery chapel, go to the “Save the Evans City Chapel” website at www.fixthechapel.com or join the Facebook group. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming events, t-shirt and poster sales, and auctions all going to fund the restoration of the chapel.