Amidst the new movie hype, The Wrap reports that “Ghostbusters” is coming back to the big screen in October.
Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Thursday that you can catch the “quintessential modern classic” in theaters for the first time in over 25 years during a limited run next month. On October 13, 20 and 27, “Ghostbusters” will play on about 500 big screens nationwide.
"We're delighted to be bringing ‘Ghostbusters’ back to the big screen! This is a special celebration of the movie, giving the fans a chance to see it [in theaters] in perfect digital presentation,” Sony Pictures’ Rory Bruer said in a statement.
(The movie will be shown in 2K digital with 5.1 Surround Sound.)
Bruer continued: “As we head towards Halloween, we ain’t afraid of no ghosts, but just the same, we’re glad that everyone’s favorite paranormal eliminators are on the case.”
A re-release worked for "The Lion King" last week, and we're thinking this showing will be a smashing success.
Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson and Bill Murray battled ghosts, demons and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in the 1984 action-comedy. The movie also stars Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver.
Sony Pictures advises fans to check local listings for show times and theaters. Visit Ghostbusters.com for information.
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Another 80's film I hope they never "remake" loved it then and still love it now!
I love Ghostbusters. Tthere is nothing like seeing your favorite movies on the Big Screen. There are movies that are just better on the big screen. I wish I could see Gone With the Wind on the big screen, just once. Also some of the other black and white classics.
Is this only for THE us or is this worldwide.
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'We know how much people love Ghostbusters but we didn't really feel like making a new movie. Fortunately, we found a way to charge you $13.50 for something you've been watching for the past 30 years. Think of it as a vintage movie. It worked for the Lion King.'
Don't think I'd pay it, but at the same tine, I see why someone would. The thing is, with it only being released in select theaters, it's kind of beside the point, anyway. I damn sure wouldn't drive all the way to St. Louis or Kansas City to see it.
Bill murray is not dead. And he has already signed on to do the third. It will be released next year.
Come on, folks! Bill Murray was in every one of the GhostBusters movies, and don't expect to see him in any more of those movies, because nowadays he could only get the part of playing a ghost. RIP
Ghostbuster is AWESOME, I wish they make more Rambo, Pee Wee Herman, and War movie
Come on, this is just the studios testing to see if another sequel would be profitable. You re-release the classics, see what the uptake on it is and if there is enough you take it to Bill Murray and say "See? You can be a star again! Lets do number 3!" Kinda slimey (pun intended) way to do it if you ask me.
Finally, something worth watching. I hope it wins an oscar this time.
When Ghostbusters first came out in theaters tickets cost what, about 4 to 6 dollars? Now they expect you to pay triple for the same movie? At least Lucas would have updated the special effects and added a couple new ghosts, but then everyone would cry about altering the original.
dont think kids will care for it to much. imagine your folks dragging you to see a re-release of Sparta or The Blob. what a cheap way for hollywood to make money off of middle aged dweebs. C-MON MAN!
Im so naked right now....
....Although bill murray is a friend of the zombie mensch.... as proven in zombieland....
Screw this. im waiting for the ford brothers the dead to come out.
Yes, have some.
Yes, have some!
Dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!!!!
They both are bad movies
So...who here's the keymaster?
Wow, just got a great business idea...take everything ever shown on TV or in film and present it...in a theater!!!!!!!!11111 OMG it's like seeing it for the first time!!!
Just imagine how happy these theater-lovers will be to see the entire series of Friends ON THE BIG SCREEN!!!!
Or maybe somebody else can execute, and just send me a royalty. It's pretty much a guaranteed winner. Am I right?!?!??!?!
Just a "fluffer" presentation. Something to get you ready to pay to see the NEW Ghostbusters. Although, I've read that Bill Murray hasn't signed on yet and may not.
whoops! it doubled on me....
GOtta love the classics! Even in a recession one could afford this kodak moment of taking the kids to the big screen for a opportunity like this!
GOtta love the classics! Even in a recession one could offord this kodak moment of taking the kids to the big screen for a opportunity like this!
Another money grab from day suckas.
Goes to show that Hollywood is running out of ideas to make movies....
Captain obvious strikes again
Hey!Does this pole still work?
We've been going about this all wrong. This Mr. Stay Puft's okay! He's a sailor, he's in New York; we get this guy laid, we won't have any trouble!
love to see that movie in big screen, watched it in the old BETAMAX back then, i wish it will be shown worldwide!!! i miss peter venkman! im avid fan of the cartoon series too! nice move hollywood!
Lol@the thought of Slimmer. So silly.
Suck my blog!
Oh good, finally some original material! Hollywood should be ashamed of itself for the lack of original stories and ideas. What's next? A two hour 'Charmin, the Movie'....a whole two hours devoted to Mr. Whipple squeezing rolls if toilet paper- For Shame!!
I love (good) movies but haven't felt I could afford a trip to the theatre since 2008. And we're going back to see something 27 years old? (Even if good at the time). Some marketing wiz does not understand how real people live in 2011...
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I think theaters should screen classics all the time. Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, Godfather 1 and 2, Alien, Aliens, Jaws. There are plenty of films that people would love to see on the big screen.
I think its cool they're bringing back old school movies. Let's face it, the movie industry is tapped for new original ideas and they've probably finally figured that out. Plus its a smart media blitz to prep all ages for part III- their trying to reel in all the newbie, younger generations so they'll be ready and waiting to become fans. Any Who- I plan to take my kids to see it because their truly is nothing like watching it on the BIG SCREEN :)
They mention Ernie Hudson but.....
I saw this in the theater earlier this year for the 25th anniversary. How is this news now?
I love this movie but I'm not going to spend $15 to go see it. They are running out of ideas that's why all the rereleases and remakes!
Well I will when I get off of work plus I was told Murray will be in the 3rd installment
Good, but what ever happened to talk of a new "Ghostbusters" movie. Still on or a possibility?
Oh yeah baby, bring it on. Maybe afterwards they'll bring The Godfather, Good Fellas, and Casino back to the big screen. :-)
I've always sorta been on the ghosts' side, though. I think Casper does that to you.
Why not? It's a classic and so much fun to watch. Sounds like it would be a great time to see it in the theatres.
Great movie, but pretty sure you can buy it for five bucks at Wal-Mart.
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Great movie. I'd love to see Back to the Future again in theaters too.
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Didn't see it the first time even though I like bill murray! Guess I thought it would be kind of lame!
Ibwant my kids to know who they're gonna call!!!
EXACTLY! Hopefully AAFES brings it to the big screens here, being stationed in Germany. My 11-year-old would LOVE to see it in a theater. It's one of the few movies I'm not upset about them "milking". It's a classic, and if people will pay to see it again in a limited run, then so be it. If you would rather just rent it for $.99, then do that, instead. I'm looking forward to the possibility of the theater experience of Ghost Busters with my kids.
This would be an awesome experience. I love the movie theater experience. I don't care if I've seen the movie a million times, if I haven't seen it in theaters, and I get the chance to, it's like seeing it for the first time all over again. Last spring I went to see The Lion King on broadway, and it was truly like seeing it for the first time all over again. Ghostbusters is as much a part of my childhood as The Lion King was, and my Dad went and saw that in theaters, and said it was way better than watching it on the tiny tv at home. If I get the chance, I'm going to see it. :)
I don't understand why people are willing to pay money to see a movie they have already seen hundreds of times, and could rent for like two bucks at family video. So much for a slumping economy!
Why do people go on the same roller coaster a 100 times? Because it's fun and people enjoy things they like. Deal with the fact that not all people hide in their basements, and how does people spending $11 on a movie they have already enjoyed have anything to do with the economy? By your logic going to any movie or spending $11 on anything means the economy is just fine. Davis for president
Hollwood is out of ideas so they're milking the classics.
Ok i click the Ghostbusters website link to find local listings but it didn't work, it just sent me a "page not found" message. But then when i typed up the ghostbusters website and actually got to it, there wasn't anything that mentioned about local listings – Help!
I loved the Ghostbusters movies. I might see them twice each while they're in theaters since I missed them the first time around.
Hmmm.. now I see it there.. my mistake?
Really CNN, you named 3 of the main chars then 2 others, yet leave Ernie Hudson's name out? I feel like I'm Playing old ghostbusters games again..
Do it like they do it on "Rocky Horror Show" movie. Where everyone throwing things on the screen. Like Marshmallows everyone are anticipating. Lol!
Bill Murray was left out of the cast listing. Could that be b/c he hasn't signed on to do Ghostbusters III? Hmmmm
Kind of missed mentioning Bill Murray
It says "Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson and Bill Murray..."
Time to grow up. Pee and poop jokes are for 12 year olds.
I think you're overestimating the age range of the posters you are referring to (either chronological, or mental).
Poop poop pee Pee!!!
You exist Gorp! Never let these suckers forget it!!!!
Loved this movie! I don't go to theaters very often, but I think I will shell out to see it on the big screen again. Great catchy theme song too, I still like it after all these years as much as when it first came out. Both the movie and the theme song are classics!
Hell yes. Screw you haters. This movie is the shiz-nite! I'd rather see a movie Ive seen 6000 times(yet never once in a theater) than see most the BS that claims to be movies now days.
Didn't pay the $15 to see The Lion King in 3D, a movie I had already seen many many times since I was 9. Not paying $11 to see ghostbusters. I just watched it last months with my family on AMC.
Good – one less whiny, "I'm over it" poseur to clutter up the theater aisles. Tell your poseur friends to sit it out as well.
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