GHOSTBUSTERS Returning to Theaters This October

     September 14, 2011


This should please fans of the franchise perhaps more so than Dan Aykroyd’s insistence that the third installment will shoot Spring 2012 with or without Bill Murray. The official Ghostbusters Facebook page [via AICN] has announced that director Ivan Reitman’s 1984 classic will receive a theatrical rerelease this October. As of now, there are few other details to be found regarding the rerelease (i.e. number of theaters, whether its film or DVD projection, etc.), only that the film will return to theaters next month.

Most likely, this is an attempt to gauge audience interest in a franchise that hasn’t seen a film installment in more than two decades. Regardless of the motive, as a fan who has never had the opportunity to watch the original on the silver screen, I can only hope that Ghostbusters will receive wide distribution that finally affords me that opportunity. Moreover, even skeptics of rereleases have to at least take solace in the fact that at least it isn’t Top Gun in 3D. We’ll be sure to share the details of this rerelease as soon as more emerge. In the meantime, I’m going to try and track down some “Ecto-Cooler” Hi-C.

  • ryan

    Lmao I used to love the Ecto Cooler Hi-C as a kid!!!

  • Droncz92

    Woah sweet, if I can find a showing around Chicago or the Burbs I will be golden! I cannot wait.

    PS I am old enough to remember ECTO Cooler and drinking it out by the pool in the summer, it was great

  • Breeanne

    One last goodbye to Bill Murray?

    • jason

      I used to be a big fan of Bill Murray, then I picked up on the rumors of him being sick. Then, picked up on the reality that this man must think his fans “owed” their allegience to him, because he shot them all a bird instead of saying goodbye. I hope he burns in hell.

      • Breeanne

        :o That’s a horrible thing to say!!!!! I wouldn’t wish that on anybody!

      • Tarek

        The shrink is waiting for you jason. ^^

      • Agent_Black

        Oh Jason, you sad, feckless, nobody. Bill Murray owes nothing to his fans. His filmography of the last 30 years speaks volumes, for the man to go back to do a 2nd rate sequel would sully his work since the original movie, he’s moved on since then and after the God awful misfire of Ghostbusters 2 he has every right to say no to this movie. And good on him, sounds like it’s going to be a load of crap anyway.

  • mil

    finally, some good news around here!

  • Lizzette

    This is one movie I wouldn’t have minded being released in 3D.

  • Venkman

    I’ve worked with better…but not many.

    • Breeanne

      If you are Bill Murray, I’m sad to say…part of what Jason said is right. You’d be wrong not to say something. The part about you and hell….that was over the top.

  • skary

    Let me guess, it’ll be 3D, with a new CGI side-kick, and slimer will shoot first…

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