LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Zombies will converge at Bell Tower Shops on Friday, June 21 for the movie premier of World War Z, at Regal Bell Tower Stadium 20.
The Zombie Mall Crawl will benefit Pushing DaiZies, Inc., the non-profit arts organization behind ZombiCon Ft. Myers. In true ZombiCon spirit, attendees will have the opportunity to prep themselves for the Mall Crawl by allowing the Lee Memorial Blood Mobile to drain them of human blood. The first 25 qualified blood donors will receive a free movie ticket. The blood mobile will be located in the parking lot between the movie theatre and Blue Pointe from 4-10 p.m.
Registration for the Zombie Mall Crawl will take place at the Center Court fountain beginning at 4 p.m. Costumes and makeup are encouraged, but not required. Sunstate Academy Zombification Station will be on hand to provide free zombie makeovers from 4-6 p.m. Zombicongear.com and other supporting vendors and artists will offer zombie themed merchandise, art, raffles and prizes.
For a $15 donation to Pushing DaiZies, upon registration zombies receive a commemorative ZombiCon cup filled with goodies including:
-Coupons to Bell Tower merchants
-A Survival Map outlining participating crawl locations
-Wristband entitling wearer to special discounts at crawl locations from 6 p.m. to close on June 21 and reserved VIP seating at7:15 p.m. (2-D) or 7:45 p.m. (3-D) screenings ofWorld WarZ on June 21.(NOTE: movie ticket and wristband must be purchased to attend VIP screening)
Cups will be available to purchase in Center Court and at the blood mobile starting at 4 p.m. The first 50 guests to purchase a cup will receive a movie pass to Regal Bell Tower Stadium 20 that may be exchanged at the box office for a free movie ticket to be used at a future date.
Registered participants in the Zombie Mall Crawl should gather in Center Court promptly at 6 p.m. to begin the slow shuffle from restaurant to restaurant. The zombie horde attending the 7:15 or 7:45 p.m. screenings may continue to “crawl” locations after the movie with wristband discounts available until close.
Crawl specials include a Blue Zombie drink special at DaRuMa, half-price 16 oz. drafts at World of Beer and $5 margaritas and complimentary chips and salsa at Cantina Laredo. Other participating crawl locations include Bistro 41, Cru, Dickey’s Barbecue, Grace & Shelly’s Cupcakes, Shoeless Joe’s and TGI Friday’s.