The Original 'Ghostbusters' Will Be Returning to Theaters this October!

September 14, 2011


"Ghosts. They're real. They're mean. They're here!" They're back! Although we've heard that other films like Top Gun and Scarface are returning to theaters, Sony/Columbia has announced via the official Facebook fan page that the original 1984 Ghostbusters will be returning this theaters in October. "It's time to get your cats and dogs together and prepare for mass hysteria: This October, for the first time in over 25 years, the original and unforgettable Ghostbusters makes its triumphant return to theaters!" Can't wait to see this! I'm wondering if this has anything to do with them testing the waters for the upcoming Ghostbusters III sequel?

There isn't a full announcement available yet with info on the exact release date, theater information, or any other details, but considering the Facebook page has been hyping it up for a few weeks (with the tagline "MASS HYSTERIA!"), I think this is going to be a big re-release. Digital Spy is claiming that Ghostbusters will hit "cinemas worldwide this Halloween as an all-new digitally-restored release." There's also a new video on their Facebook that shows the original trailer with a tag at the end about the upcoming re-release, so it's definitely happening this Halloween, potentially worldwide. Again, I think this has something to do with them bringing back Ghostbusters into the mix because we all know that Ghostbusters III is on the way.

As I wasn't even alive when this was originally released in theaters, I'm excited to actually go see it on the big screen. Even though Ghostbusters already got a nice Blu-Ray release last year, the sequel with Vigo the Carpathian and the Statue of Liberty hasn't been released on Blu-Ray yet, though it'll still be great to see a pristine, clean copy of the original comedy classic in theaters. I'm sure there will be plenty more of hype building up to this, as we've got a month to go, and I'm not sure if they will be releasing it for only a week or longer, so stay tuned for updates. For now, this is all you need to know: Ghostbusters is back in theaters October 2011! Who's planning to be there opening night with all of your friends? Who you gonna call?!

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With all these re-releases coming out, I really think they should charge the same ticket prices that they did when it was originally released. I just can't see paying over $10 to see a movie I can watch on my 55" at home with a cocktail and no one kicking my seat.... 

Sabrina Smith on Sep 14, 2011


Yeah, I agree with Sabrina.  Re-releases that are more than 5-10 years old should have an 'audience-plus' clause - Where the audience can bring outside food/drink, and pay a discounted rate. Not getting ripped off at the theaters - WHAT A CONCEPT!It'd be pretty cool to see GB on the big screen

Nick Sears on Sep 14, 2011


Plus I'd like to drink my own Ecto-Cooler while watching

Nick Sears on Sep 14, 2011


is it a film print release or digital projection?

modo on Sep 14, 2011


I'm not entirely sure, but based on the early statements about it being a "all-new digitally-restored release" and considering MOST theaters only have digital projection nowadays, it's very likely a digital showing. Especially on a re-release, as they don't want to print another 5000 copies of a film print at $15k a piece for something that's only running a week or two.

Alex Billington on Sep 15, 2011


its a remastered version of the film so i imagine they will save and use digital copy..but still its cool anyway it will be advanced.

Dantesinferno1989 on Sep 20, 2011


Or they can be like George Lucas with his stars wars re-release of the special edition versions from '97 and add additional CGI sequences to it or put in deleted meaningful scenes to make it more worth going to the theatres for. Like Sabrina said kind of pointless seeing an old movie with outdated special effects in theatres that you may already have on dvd...not really worth it.

Anonymous on Sep 14, 2011



Posthuman on Sep 14, 2011


Why not? A fan-favorite comedy classic being re-released with a new print in theaters? Sounds awesome. Plus, it's building up early hype for that Ghostbusters III sequel, which we all know will probably be happening.

Alex Billington on Sep 15, 2011


To me,  you gotta have nothing going on if you want to see Ghostbusters at the theater.  It's so old hearing about the 3rd movie.  I know if the script is right and with the CGI these days it should be pretty cool. I'm a big fan of the original (seen it like 5 times at the theater back in day) and the movie still holds up.  I almost like to see a reboot in a way. (almost)  I like to see Danny Mcbride and Craig Robinson in it for starters.

Posthuman on Sep 15, 2011


Is it true? Bill Murray: "Yes it's true: Hollywood has no dicks anymore." Can't wait to see this.

Film Wizard on Sep 14, 2011


I saw it on the big screen a couple of years ago, at the Warner Theater here in Morgantown, WV (now closed). I probably won't see this re-release ... will be happy with the Blu-ray that I bought back in June.

Edward Curtis on Sep 14, 2011


Yeah id rather spend must money on a blu ray than spend full price. And Alex I was in sixth grade when I first saw it. Way to make a brother feel old.

ur_babys_daddy on Sep 15, 2011


Is Bill Murray dying? That is all over the net. Where in the *&%$! is the National Enquirer? 

Kryss on Sep 15, 2011


no he is not dying...and who the hell reads the enquirer..i dont even belive 3/4 of the actual news...i will belive it if at least 5-10 soruces back it up and are reliable since i just saw him interviewed.

Dantesinferno1989 on Sep 20, 2011


we're all dying 😉

emotionalgoat on Oct 10, 2011


Personally i'd rather pay full price to see a classic film that i know is good rather then a stupid remake or sequel that doesn't capture the magic of the original. most people nowdays miss the point of "magic at the movies" i'm all for digitizing and re-releasinging the classics

SALBER ON CINEMA on Sep 15, 2011


Dantesinferno1989 on Sep 20, 2011



BSPADGER on Oct 11, 2011


yeah right on bspadger (whatever that means) they are ripping us off man

Lewis on Oct 12, 2011


i know wot you mean lovd this film when it first came out cnt believe wot idiots they think we r you can buy it dvd for £3.00 lot cheaper than the cinema

Julia on Oct 12, 2011

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