Dawn of the Dead was released on May 24th, 1979.
Filming locations include Monroeville and Pittsburgh, PA.
Airfield - Logans Ferry Rd. and Airport Rd. Monroeville, Pa. 15146
(Harold W. Brown Memorial Airfield)
Monroeville Mall - 200 Monroeville Mall Monroeville, Pa. 15146
Plaque and pictures in one of the hallways on the Macy's side.
Awesome, thanks for capturing and posting this!ReplyDelete
This is awesome. Great job!ReplyDelete
The first picture (with the 1970's orange shag carpeting used as soundproofing), is in the audio production studio of WPGH-TV 53, at 750 Ivory Ave. in the North Hills section of Pittsburgh. The first 4 minutes of the movie were shot in the production control rooms and studio, on a weekend. I was a engineer at WPGH in 1978 and 1979 on the weekend shift, at the time of filming, and was tasked, standing just out of camera range, with keeping the talent from pushing the wrong buttons. There is a ringer in these scenes; Dan, a commercial producer at the station, took over operating the Chiron II character generator keyboard to produce the graphics, because it would have taken too long to train an actor to do it, and got a line and credit in the movie.ReplyDelete
That's some really cool inside info, thanks for sharing Sid!Delete
Sid-that's good stuff.Another location is in North Huntingdon where Elk Air Conditioning is now,(where the tractor trailer trucks are leaving) AdamtheWoo points it out on one of his trips.ReplyDelete
Where was the trucking terminal location?ReplyDelete
I WAS JUST AT THE HAROLD BROWN AIRFIELD, I FOUND IT. THE AIR FIELD IS ALL FENCED IN WITH WARNING SIGNS. THIS IS OFF LOGANS FERRY ROAD WHICH IS OFF FRANKSTOWN ROAD. THERE IS A WEBSITE WITH PICTURES OF THE AIRPORT DURING FILMING OF THE MOVIE DAWN OF THE DEAD. http://www.thennowmovielocations.com/2013/08/dawn-of-dead-1978.htmlDelete
My favourite film of all time, a dystopic masterpiece using dread as a visceral canvas to unease the viewer. A conversational centrepiece on the perils of wastefulness & emptyheaded consumerism. The zombies cant help what they do, while the living shopper ambles aimlessly while alive.ReplyDelete