CULVER CITY, Calif., April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In anticipation of the worldwide release of Ghostbusters, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, in theaters July 15, 2016, audiences will get a chance to build their excitement for the new film by revisiting the classic 1984 movie, directed by Ivan Reitman, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, and starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson, as Fathom Events brings moviegoers a nationwide limited-time re-release of the classic, and, in New York City, BBQ Films presents a special, immersive Ghostbusters experience.
On June 8 – the anniversary of the original 1984 release of the classic film – with an encore date of June 12, Fathom Events will bring the original film to moviegoers across the country with a special re-release in more than 750 movie theaters nationwide, including a sneak peek at the new Ghostbusters. Tickets for these screenings will go on sale May 6, 2016 at FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.
Also starting June 8th in NYC, BBQ Films will present the world's only official immersive screening of Ghostbusters. An event production company that creates transportive experiences and events around classic movies, BBQ Films will invite moviegoers to strap on a proton pack, grab a trap, and head for the Ecto-1 as they bring their immersive Ghostbusters experience to Villain in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
As they transform the venue into the Ghostbusters' HQ – featuring a 360-degree interactive experience, with live Ghostbusters characters, themed rooms, screens showing the film, and, of course, ghosts – BBQ Films will bring moviegoers into the Ghostbusters' incredible world and allow them to experience the 1984 movie as never before. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting www.bbqfilms.com/ghostbusters.
Following these special screenings, the classic film will go back in the vault until the release of the new film.
Commenting on the announcement, Dwight Caines, President, Theatrical Marketing for SPE said, "Before the new Ghostbusters film hits theaters on July 15, there's no better way to get excited than by seeing the classic film. Fathom Events is bringing the original to audiences all across the country, and if you're a moviegoer in New York, you'll have the chance to experience the movie as never before as BBQ Films transports you to the world of the Ghostbusters. We're thrilled that audiences will have the opportunity to revisit the beloved original movie on the big screen."
Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they're here to save the world! The film is produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal, and written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, based on the film "Ghostbusters," written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis and directed by Ivan Reitman. The film will be released in theaters nationwide on July 15, 2016.
ABOUT FATHOM EVENTS
Fathom Events is the event cinema distribution arm of AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc. and Regal Entertainment Group (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the U.S., and is recognized as the leading distributor of alternative content. It offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live's Hamlet, sporting events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and One Direction, the TCM Presents classic film series and faith-based events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events also takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. In addition, Fathom Events' live digital broadcast network ("DBN") is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 885 locations and 1,348 screens in 181 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
ABOUT BBQ FILMS
BBQ Films is an event production company that creates immersive cinematic experiences in extraordinary locations. Thisis the latest in a series of 21 events hosted by BBQ Films that bring cult classic films to life. Other movies that have received BBQ Films treatment include Beetlejuice (Beetlejuice's Wedding), Blade (Blade Rave), Empire Records (Rex Manning Day), Weekend at Bernie's (Weekend at Bernie Jr's), Back to the Future (BACK TO the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (The Fall Foot Clan Tryouts), The Fifth Element (Holiday on the Fhloston Paradise), Dazed and Confused (Party at the Moon Tower), Zoolander (Derelicte Fashion Show), and American Psycho (Patrick Bateman's 27th Birthday Party). Our Film Crew crafts interactive installations around our favorite films, building the very best moment to watch a movie. Est. NYC 2007. Website: http://bbqfilms.com/
SOURCE Sony Pictures Entertainment