The Original Ghostbusters Is Returning to Theaters

August 29, 2019

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There's big money in nostalgia these days, and every anniversary of a pop culture event seems to call for a celebration. That brings us to the news that the original Ghostbusters will return to theaters this fall, 35 years after its release, with new and rare footage! It'll be perfect timing to get into the Halloween spirit, if the early start of Pumpkin Spice Season hasn't gotten you there already. 

Since 1984 was basically a lifetime ago, there's multiple generations who will get to experience Ghostbusters on the big screen for the first time. I brought the rerelease up to an older friend who's got the entire movie memorized: he said he would need more than a few new scenes to get him there. So I'm proposing a grassroots movement to make these screenings Rocky Horror Picture Show-style audience participation events, complete with singalongs, costumes - even interactive props. It'll be BYOT: Bring Your Own Twinkie!

Screenings start in early October: find the one closest to you here.