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Fans Fight to Save Famed Cemetery Chapel

Campaign under way to save zombie movie chapel

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    Fans Fight to Save Famed Cemetery Chapel
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    Horror movie fans are fighting to save an Evans City Cemetery chapel that was featured in several scenes of the classic flick "Night of the Living Dead."

    Horror movie fans are trying to save a southwestern Pennsylvania cemetery chapel featured in several scenes of the classic flick "Night of the Living Dead."

    A sound engineer who worked on the 1968 George Romero film is trying to raise $50,000 to repair the chapel at Evans City Cemetery.

    The cemetery association had planned to tear down boarded-up building but delayed those plans to see if Gary Streiner can come up with the money.

    Cemetery association President Ron Volz tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the building but it will have to come down if the fundraising effort falls short. Streiner has raised about $7,000 so far.

    Streiner says he hopes the chapel could be used as a movie museum or rented out for events, like zombie-themed weddings.