Charge up those proton packs, Ghostbusters fanatics! Our favorite paranormal investigators are bustin’ their way into theaters for a special limited engagement this October. Why? Because bustin’ makes them feel good, obviously! Plus, Halloween’s right around the corner, and I’ll take Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston over the latest crop of cruddy horror flicks any day.
Variety reports that the original 1984 film, directed by Ivan Reitman, will be screened in 500 theaters across the United States for single-screenings on three consecutive Thursdays: Oct. 13, Oct. 20 and Oct. 27. Ghostbusters will be digitally restored for this re-release, but don’t expect any George Lucas-esque revisionist history. This will be the same film we grew up with.
It’s odd that Sony Entertainment missed the boat (or in this case the Ecto-1) in terms of re-releasing Ghostbusters for its 25th anniversary in 2009, but given the cult status of the iconic supernatural comedy, I’d be surprised if this doesn’t become a yearly Halloween tradition. Plus, as Variety has also pointed out, this is a great way to get fans excited about Ghostbusters 3…if it ever happens.
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