Paranormal activity never looked as good, or as funny, as it did in the summer of 1984, when ‘Ghostbusters’ became a pop-culture phenomenon. That humorous tracking of spirits is returning to life, as Fathom Events is set to bring the blockbuster film back to the big screen nationwide next month. The comedy of director Ivan Reitman’s action-fantasy masterpiece is set to return to movie theaters for its 35th anniversary, courtesy of Sony Pictures.
‘Ghostbusters’ is returning to in more than 600 cinemas nationwide at 4:00pm local time on Sunday, October 6, and and 7:00pm local time on Thursday, October 10. Moviegoers can search for local theaters via zip code and purchase tickets at Fathom Events’ official website, or at participating cinema box offices. The screenings will include an introduction that reunites key members of the cast, who will be sharing the memories of making a film that remains a cultural touchstone. The introduction will also include newly unearthed and rarely seen alternate takes from famous scenes.
Nominated for two Academy Awards including for Best Effects, Visual Effects; and Best Music, Original Song for Ray Parker Jr.’s popular title tune, ‘Ghostbusters’ starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson as a group of intrepid paranormal investigators who go into business for themselves to rid haunted buildings of troublesome spirits. However, they’re unaware that their endeavor could save the world. Written by Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, and produced and directed by Ivan Reitman, ‘Ghostbusters’ also stars Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts and William Atherton.
Upon opening on June 8, 1984, “Ghostbusters” took American movie theaters by storm, and begun its run as the No. 1 film. It continued to attract audiences for a theatrical run of an astonishing 30 weeks. The title song hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100 chart, and remained a national bestseller for more than 20 weeks.
“‘Ghostbusters’ is a comedy legend and a movie legend, a movie whose immediate success has been followed by decades of fervent fan appreciation,” said Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations, Tom Lucas. “There’s never been a comedy quite like it, and maybe never will be again, and Fathom Events is delighted to bring ‘Ghostbusters’ back to the big screen for longtime fans to enjoy again and new audiences to discover for the first time.”