'Ghostbusters' returns to theaters in October
September 23rd, 2011
03:38 PM ET

'Ghostbusters' returns to theaters in October

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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  3. ann

    Another 80's film I hope they never "remake" loved it then and still love it now!

    October 15, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. cajunghost

    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.

    October 13, 2011 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
  5. Erezoon

    Is this only for THE us or is this worldwide.
    I m From Belgium btw.... Please come to Belgium ... Please

    October 7, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  6. OC

    '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.'

    September 26, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  7. Big John

    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.

    September 26, 2011 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |
  8. Dr. Venkman

    Bill murray is not dead. And he has already signed on to do the third. It will be released next year.

    September 26, 2011 at 4:17 am | Report abuse |
  9. Asia

    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

    September 26, 2011 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
  10. cool dude

    Ghostbuster is AWESOME, I wish they make more Rambo, Pee Wee Herman, and War movie

    September 25, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Martyr2

    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.

    September 25, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  12. Chris

    Finally, something worth watching. I hope it wins an oscar this time.

    September 25, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  13. Sokman

    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.

    September 25, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  14. bezerkur

    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!

    September 25, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  15. Dr. J

    Im so naked right now....

    September 25, 2011 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  16. Zombiemensch

    ....Although bill murray is a friend of the zombie mensch.... as proven in zombieland....

    September 25, 2011 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  17. Zombiemensch

    Screw this. im waiting for the ford brothers the dead to come out.

    September 25, 2011 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
  18. TheDude

    Would I?
    Yes, have some.
    Yes, have some!

    September 25, 2011 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  19. TheDude

    Dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!!!!

    September 25, 2011 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  20. Miranda

    They both are bad movies

    September 24, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Keymaster

    Keymaster, here!

    September 24, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  22. TheWordMaster

    So...who here's the keymaster?

    September 24, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Jason

    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?!?!??!?!

    September 24, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Bud

    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.

    September 24, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Rebecca Bradley


    September 24, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Family of 5

    whoops! it doubled on me....

    September 24, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Family of 5

    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!

    September 24, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Family of 5

    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!

    September 24, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  29. geo

    Another money grab from day suckas.

    September 24, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Sean Cox

    Goes to show that Hollywood is running out of ideas to make movies....

    September 24, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Jon

    Hey!Does this pole still work?

    September 24, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Jon

    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!

    September 24, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  33. ecto aroma eliminator

    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!

    September 24, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  34. jonsey

    Lol@the thought of Slimmer. So silly.

    September 24, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Jo Madre

    Suck my blog!

    September 24, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  36. Jo Madre

    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!!

    September 24, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  37. SwilliamP

    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...

    September 24, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  38. Mark Henry

    I want something tight, wet, and stinky, I love stinky meat wallets

    September 24, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  39. RangerSouthFl

    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.

    September 24, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  40. bee-itchy

    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 🙂

    September 24, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  41. brianthebigkid

    They mention Ernie Hudson but.....

    September 24, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  42. litchick

    I saw this in the theater earlier this year for the 25th anniversary. How is this news now?

    September 24, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  43. jay

    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!

    September 24, 2011 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  44. Chrissy

    Well I will when I get off of work plus I was told Murray will be in the 3rd installment

    September 24, 2011 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  45. Terry

    Good, but what ever happened to talk of a new "Ghostbusters" movie. Still on or a possibility?

    September 24, 2011 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  46. The Governor

    Oh yeah baby, bring it on. Maybe afterwards they'll bring The Godfather, Good Fellas, and Casino back to the big screen. 🙂

    September 24, 2011 at 3:19 am | Report abuse |
  47. Emelia

    I've always sorta been on the ghosts' side, though. I think Casper does that to you.

    September 24, 2011 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  48. SNA

    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.

    September 24, 2011 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  49. Sokman

    Great movie, but pretty sure you can buy it for five bucks at Wal-Mart.

    September 24, 2011 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  50. jimmy akers

    Let me fine tune the ectomobile

    September 24, 2011 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  51. Cryan

    Great movie. I'd love to see Back to the Future again in theaters too.

    September 23, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  52. George

    We came ... we saw ... we kicked it's ass!

    September 23, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gorp

      "Its ass."

      "It's" is a contraction of the term "it is."

      "Its" is the possessive form, similar to "hers" and "yours." To give an example of the correct use of both words in a single sentence, read the following:
      "It's about time the population took its education seriously and learned the basic rules of grammar."


      September 24, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  53. data check

    Slimmer rocks!

    September 23, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  54. patricia

    Didn't see it the first time even though I like bill murray! Guess I thought it would be kind of lame!

    September 23, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  55. David daGhost

    Ibwant my kids to know who they're gonna call!!!

    September 23, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chet Ubetcha

      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.

      September 24, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  56. mudbug

    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. 🙂

    September 23, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Davis

    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!

    September 23, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nick

      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

      September 25, 2011 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
    • alexx


      September 25, 2011 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
  58. Red Pison

    Hollwood is out of ideas so they're milking the classics.

    September 23, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Phil

    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!

    September 23, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Bm


    September 23, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Anomic Office Drone

    I loved the Ghostbusters movies. I might see them twice each while they're in theaters since I missed them the first time around.

    September 23, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  62. tab

    Hmmm.. now I see it there.. my mistake?

    September 23, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  63. tab

    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..

    September 23, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Niknok

    Do it like they do it on "Rocky Horror Show" movie. Where everyone throwing things on the screen. Like Marshmallows everyone are anticipating. Lol!

    September 23, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Denise

    Bill Murray was left out of the cast listing. Could that be b/c he hasn't signed on to do Ghostbusters III? Hmmmm

    September 23, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  66. jeff

    Kind of missed mentioning Bill Murray

    September 23, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Burbank

    Time to grow up. Pee and poop jokes are for 12 year olds.

    September 23, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Burbank

    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!

    September 23, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Finally!

      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.

      September 23, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Booo

    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.

    September 23, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cthun

      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.

      September 23, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  70. portalpunk

    happy friday

    September 23, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |

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