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Film News Roundup: ‘Ghostbusters’ Returning to Theaters for 35th Anniversary

In today’s film news roundup, “Ghostbusters” tickets go on sale and the AARP sets its awards show.

ANNIVERSARY RELEASE

Fathom Events and Sony Pictures have started selling tickets to a 35th anniversary presentation of “Ghostbusters” on Oct. 6 and 10 at more than 600 theaters.

The screenings will feature an introduction with members of the cast, including newly unearthed and rarely seen alternate takes from famous scenes.

Sony Pictures has set Jason Reitman’s untitled “Ghostbusters” sequel for a July 10, 2020, release date starring Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon and Ernie Hudson. Reitman’s father, Ivan, directed the original “Ghostbusters,” starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Hudson, Rick Moranis, and Sigourney Weaver.

Murray’s character Peter Venkman headed a team of parapsychologists who start a ghost-catching business in New York City. The 1984 film grossed $242 million in the United States and over $295 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing comedy film of its time.

AARP AWARDS

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AARP’s 19th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards has been set for Jan. 11 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Ca.

The awards show will recognize 2019’s best films and filmmakers, including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and more. The Career Achievement Honor is the evening’s highest award with previous honorees including Helen Mirren, Michael Douglas, Shirley MacLaine, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Robert Redford, Sharon Stone and Robert De Niro.

The show will be broadcast on Jan. 19 on PBS. The nominees and Career Achievement Honor will be announced at a later date.

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