If there’s one great truth in the world that is absolutely indisputable, it’s that everyone loves Ghostbusters. It makes sense then that Sony would want to make as much money off of that love as possible. To that end, there’s good news both for fans of the film (everyone) and Sony’s pocketbooks, because the studio has announced via press release that they will be doing a theatrical re-release of the Ivan Reitman-directed classic on three dates this October.
On Thursday, October 13th, and for the next two Thursdays after that, Ghostbusters will be playing once a day in a theater (hopefully) near you. That’s three chances you have this October to see Venkman get slimed up on the big screen, three chances to hear Egon say he collects spores, molds, and fungus on a booming sound system. There isn’t yet any word on which theaters the film will be playing in, but Sony says that it will be hitting 500 theaters in the U.S., and also various theaters in Canada and around the globe as well. You are to check your local listings for showings.
Seeing as I was born in 1981, and Ghostbusters was released in 1984, I’ve never had the chance to see this movie in a theater. I remember the first time I watched it. I remember the first time I watched it very vividly. It was a crappy VHS copy from a local rental shop that I watched on a tiny, 80s TV. Did the movie transcend the lame equipment and completely transport my young mind to a different place? Yes, it did. Am I still excited to finally see it on the big screen, with big sound, and surrounded by rabid Ghostbusters fans? Yes, I am.