GREER, S.C., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan's®, HomeTown® Buffet, and Old Country Buffet® are celebrating two big anniversaries in October with the second anniversary of the restaurants' popular Thursday Family Night and the 30th anniversary of the popular and enduring Ghostbusters franchise. In honor of the films' milestones, Ghostbusters I and II are being released on Blu-ray™ as special anniversary editions that will also feature a $3-off dinner coupon good at any of the 324 family-style restaurants. All the restaurants will also feature Ghostbusters-themed activities every Family Night in October.
"We attribute the success of our Family Nights to the fun and interactive experiences we are able to create for families to enjoy together," said Rob Crews, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Ovation® Brands. "We have aligned ourselves with popular promotional partners, like Ghostbusters, that appeal to both parents and kids."
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray™ and the Ghostbusters II 25th Anniversary Edition on September 16, 2014. Both films will be available in a two-disc anniversary edition Blu-ray™ Digibook, as well as a limited edition gift set that includes an exclusive collectible Slimer figurine and the two-disc Digibook. This special gift set will only be available for a very limited time, with the collectible Slimer figurine being a true must-have for fans. Both films have been fully restored and re-mastered in 4K and will be presented in high definition on Blu-ray from those 4k sources.
Starting Thursday, October 2, Ryan's, HomeTown Buffet, and Old Country Buffet will also be celebrating Family Night with a free in-store activity that features the popular and lovable Slimer. Kids can take home their very own "Slimer Feeder," where they can launch paper food into Slimer's mouth. Supplies available while they last.
Family Night pairs free and engaging activities with dinner favorites. Families may enjoy kid-friendly menu items including corn dogs, pizza, spaghetti, cotton candy, and seasonal offerings, along with other home-style meals typically served at the restaurants. Kids 11 years and younger eat for just $1.99 or less from 5 to 8 p.m. on Family Night. Each month also boasts a new promotion that allows parents and children to bond over a meal.
Halloween offers more treats than tricks
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to any of the 324 restaurants on Halloween night (Friday, October 31, 2014), and all costumed characters 11 years old and younger will enjoy a free meal. The free dinner offer is available from 5 to 8 p.m. on October 31.
About Ovation® Brands
Ovation® Brands currently operates 334 restaurants in 35 states, comprised of 324 steak-buffet restaurants and 10 Tahoe Joe's Famous Steakhouse restaurants. The restaurants are principally operated under the Old Country Buffet®, HomeTown® Buffet and Ryan's® brands. Ovation employs over 17,000 team members and serves approximately 100 million customers annually. Corporate headquarters are based in Greer, SC with a Corporate Support Center located in Eagan, MN. For more information, visit www.OvationBrands.com.
Ghostbusters was originally released in 1984 and stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis. The three actors portrayed eccentric parapsychologists in New York City, who start a ghost-catching business. The film also stars Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis. The supernatural comedy was directed by Ivan Reitman.
The film launched the Ghostbusters franchise, which includes a sequel release in 1989, Ghostbusters II; two animated television series, The Real Ghostbusters and Extreme Ghostbusters; and several video games. For more information about Ghostbusters, visit www.ghostbusters.com.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to www.sonypictures.com.
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