In 1977 a movie entitled “Dawn of the Dead” was being filmed at the Monroeville Mall in Pennsylvania. In case you have never seen this horror classic by George A. Romero, it is about the walking dead(Zombie’s). The movie was a huge success and in turn made the mall a tourist attraction. Like many I grew up with this Zombie terrifying film and have always been a huge fan. Fans from all over the world even other countries visit this landmark to recapture what they have witnessed on film.
Even after all these years people still travel to this infamous mall. I will be traveling there on Saturday August 28th. There will be a Zombie Car Wash. Yes, I said a Zombie Car Wash. This is not only a unique themed event but it also for a worthy cause. The Zombie Car Wash is a charity event for The Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania. The Animal League Rescue helps pets find a suitable home. There goal for 2010 is to find over 5,000 animals a home. You can visit their web page to find out more information:
When I heard a friend of mine talking about this thrilling event I checked my calendar and started planning my trip. I live all the way in Nashville but I wouldn’t miss this worthwhile gala. I am a huge “Dawn of the Dead” head. I am also looking forward to seeing the Monroeville Zombie’s attraction located inside the mall. This takes fans back into the original films history. This is also an interactive experience. There is a Zombie gift shop, a living dead ride, and Zombie museum.
The event will be held in the mall parking lot and the event times are from 10am-6pm. You get to have your car washed by a Zombie and raise money for a great cause.The Zombie wanna Be’s are volunteers who help raise money. for Each car wash will cost $10. If you join in the festivities and dress as a Zombie you will get a $2 discount on your car wash. I am so excited I can hardly wait for our 15 hour car ride to be over.
In case you miss this event don’t fret there is also a Zombie walk that is coming up in October 2010.Fun activities such as a brain eating contest, Zombie Olympics, and even an ugly pageant make this a memorable experience. Last year they had a turn out of almost 2,000 zombie heads. For more information be sure to visit: