Bruce Campbell: More details on Midway Drive-In appearance

Bruce Campbell (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
Bruce Campbell (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images) /

This July, Bruce Campbell will be the life of the deadite party at The Midway Drive-In. And now VIP ticket-holders have an extra treat in store.

Bruce Campbell has that uncanny knack of always giving fans what they want, while being forthright about his struggles as an actor and the nature of the movie-making machine. Not unlike Malcolm McDowell (another fine raconteur who’s been in the business for ages), Campbell can spin tales of artistic and financial struggle into parables with an undercurrent of genuine humor.

Since the initial announcement, more details regarding the Bruce Campbell event at The Midway Drive-In (as part of  Chicago’s Flashback Weekend) have surfaced.

In addition to a lineup consisting of photo ops (there are a limited number of photo-ops available for purchase for Saturday, July 11 only), a Q&A session, and a Campbell-hosted double-feature screening of Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness, he will also introduce Grindhouse Releasing‘s new 4K restoration of the original Evil Dead (with a modified score by Joseph LoDuca) on Saturday, July 11.

While COVID-19 has shuttered brick-and-mortar theaters across the country, drive-ins are experiencing a renaissance, with people anxious to get their big-screen fix (at a safe distance, of course.)

In an effort to encourage the protocols that help curb the spread of COVID-19, the already-stacked lineup at The Midway (the weekend also includes screenings of The Beyond and I Drink Your Blood) has an additional item that will be distributed to those who snatched up VIP passes:

Evil Dead
THE EVIL DEAD face mask to be distributed during BRUCE CAMPBELL LIVE AT THE DRIVE-IN. Image Courtesy Flashback Weekend /

That’s right – those lucky VIP pass-holders can vicariously simulate the experience of a blood-soaked Ash Williams in the comfort of their lawn chair, or the relative safety of a car seat…perhaps an Oldsmobile Delta 88?

To those who missed out on the VIP opportunity, fear not: general admission passes for both nights are still available. If you’re in the area (or itching for a road trip), don’t pass up this opportunity to spend a night (or two) with a horror legend!

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For more information, visit Flashback Weekend’s website here. Let us know if you will be checking out Bruce Campbell at the Midway Drive-In in the comments.