I’m on the road this week so I’ll be mostly copying and pasting press announcements as I get them. For fans looking for the best way to celebrate a new Ghostbusters film this summer, checking out the original in theaters might just be perfect. From the studio:
CULVER CITY, Calif., April 29, 2016 – In anticipation of the worldwide release of Ghostbusters, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, in theaters July 15, 2016, audiences will get a chance to build their excitement for the new film by revisiting the classic 1984 movie, directed by Ivan Reitman, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, and starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson, as Fathom Events brings moviegoers a nationwide limited-time re-release of the classic, and, in New York City, BBQ Films presents a special, immersive Ghostbusters experience.
On June 8 – the anniversary of the original 1984 release of the classic film – with an encore date of June 12, Fathom Events will bring the original film to moviegoers across the country with a special re-release in more than 750 movie theaters nationwide, including a sneak peek at the new Ghostbusters. Tickets for these screenings will go on sale May 6, 2016 at FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.
Also starting June 8th in NYC, BBQ Films will present the world’s only official immersive screening of Ghostbusters. An event production company that creates transportive experiences and events around classic movies, BBQ Films will invite moviegoers to strap on a proton pack, grab a trap, and head for the Ecto-1 as they bring their immersive Ghostbusters experience to Villain in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
As they transform the venue into the Ghostbusters’ HQ – featuring a 360-degree interactive experience, with live Ghostbusters characters, themed rooms, screens showing the film, and, of course, ghosts – BBQ Films will bring moviegoers into the Ghostbusters’ incredible world and allow them to experience the 1984 movie as never before. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting www.bbqfilms.com/ghostbusters.
Following these special screenings, the classic film will go back in the vault until the release of the new film.
Commenting on the announcement, Dwight Caines, President, Theatrical Marketing for SPE said, “Before the new Ghostbusters film hits theaters on July 15, there’s no better way to get excited than by seeing the classic film. Fathom Events is bringing the original to audiences all across the country, and if you’re a moviegoer in New York, you’ll have the chance to experience the movie as never before as BBQ Films transports you to the world of the Ghostbusters. We’re thrilled that audiences will have the opportunity to revisit the beloved original movie on the big screen.”