It’s official. As previously reported, Sony is bringing Ghostbusters back to theaters this October:
Get ready for mass hysteria! This October, Sony Pictures Repertory celebrates the original movie Ghostbusters, its franchise, and its fans by bringing the quintessential modern classic back to theatres for a special limited engagement of one showtime one night a week. Starting on Thursday, October 13, 2011 and continuing every following Thursday in October 2011, fans together will be able to see their favorite paranormal psychologists back on the big screen as they save the world from ghosts, ghouls, and Mr. Stay Puft.
The complete press release is included after the jump.
Who Ya Gonna Call? Sony Pictures Entertainment Brings Its Classic Film “Ghostbusters” Back to Theatres
CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 22, 2011 — Get ready for mass hysteria! This October, Sony Pictures Repertory celebrates the original movie Ghostbusters, its franchise, and its fans by bringing the quintessential modern classic back to theatres for a special limited engagement of one showtime one night a week. Starting on Thursday, October 13, 2011 and continuing every following Thursday in October 2011, fans together will be able to see their favorite paranormal psychologists back on the big screen as they save the world from ghosts, ghouls, and Mr. Stay Puft.
Ghostbusters will show in approximately 500 theatres across the US on October 13th, 20th, and 27th, one showtime each day, in 2K digital with 5.1 surround sound. Please check local listings for showtimes. Ghostbusters will also be showing in select theatres in Canada and in various international markets; for more information on international locations and dates, please visit www.parkcircus.com.
Fans who follow Ghostbusters on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ghostbusters) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/StayPuft4Eva) or visit www.ghostbusters.com will be the first to know information about the release and will be able to participate in the fan conversation leading up to this unique theatrical experience.
Commenting on the announcement, Rory Bruer, president, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures, said, “We’re delighted to be bringing Ghostbusters back to the big screen – this is a special celebration of the movie, giving the fans a chance to see it on the big screen in perfect digital presentation. As we head towards Halloween, we ain’t afraid of no ghosts, but just the same, we’re glad that everyone’s favorite paranormal eliminators are on the case.”
The film was directed and produced by Ivan Reitman, with the screenplay written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, Ghostbusters stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, and Rick Moranis. The executive producer was Bernie Brillstein.
In Ghostbusters, University parapsychologists Dr. Peter Venkman (Murray), Dr. Raymond Stanz (Aykroyd) and Dr. Egon Spengler (Ramis) lose a research grant when their experiment methodology is proven to be bogus. The team decides to go into business for themselves and open ‘Ghostbusters,’ a ghost removal service. After struggling to get on their feet, they are summoned to investigate the strange happenings in Dana Barrett’s (Weaver) Central Park West apartment. What they discover is that all Manhattan is being besieged by ghosts and other worldly demons through a portal in her building.
Ghostbusters is available on Blu-ray™ and DVD.
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The Sony Pictures Releasing’s repertory division distributes worldwide a library that features more than 3,500 films from Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Classics, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Animation, TriStar Pictures as well as various other acquired titles. It’s award winning catalogue encompasses 12 Best Picture Academy Award® Winners such as It Happened One Night (1934) , Lawrence of Arabia (1962), A Man for All Seasons (1966), Oliver! (1968), Gandhi (1982), and Kramer vs. Kramer (1979). SPR’s diverse library includes shorts from The Three Stooges and modern classics like Ghostbusters, The Big Chill, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Legends of the Fall and Taxi Driver. Animated classics are also available including Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Surf’s Up and The Smurfs. Many titles from our library are undergoing restorations using the newest digital technologies and in turn enhancing and creating the ultimate screening experience of film favorites from the past. In addition, Sony Pictures Repertory continues to make new 35mm prints of its catalogue. For booking a Sony title domestically or internationally, or for more information on our catalogue please go to www.sonypicturesrepertory.com