Original ‘Ghostbusters’ to Return to Theaters

Ghostbusters back in theaters
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

As if the quadruple threat of Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, plus a side dish of Chris Hemsworth, wasn’t enough to get you excited for the new “Ghostbusters,” Sony Pictures is reviving the original film to get fans revved up for the reboot.

Fathom Events, which is shared by AMC, Regal and Cinemark Theaters, will be re-releasing the film in over 750 theaters across the nation on June 8 for the film’s 34th anniversary, with an encore date set for June 12.

Beginning June 8, BBQ Films will also be hosting a three-night extravaganza in Brooklyn, where they’ll be turning a giant warehouse into the “Ghostbusters” headquarters. Fans will be able to wear proton packs, slurp on an ecto-beverage, watch the original film and maybe fight off a ghost or two. First released in 1984, the comedy starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson.

Tickets are available at Fathom Events and BBQ Films.

The “Ghostbusters” reboot will hit theaters on July 16.

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  1. daniel says:

    Sony is desperate!

  2. Don't Mind Me Now says:

    Maybe they should re-release Ghostbusters II to remind people that the remake can’t possibly be the FIRST bad Ghostbusters movie.

  3. EricJ says:

    Sony knows by this point that all–ALL–the reboot movie has going for it at the moment is wringing 80’s fans for every last drop of nostalgia, in the hopes they won’t notice it’ll soon be crushed by McCarthy.
    At this point, they -should- have just re-released the 80’s movie, and be done with it.

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