The Redford Theater presents Ghostbusters (1984) Saturday, October 22, 2 p.m.

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As we close in on Halloween, we wonder: “What would the holiday be like without ghosts?” So, the Redford Theatre is happy to provide you with ghosts (lots of ghosts)—along with those that hunt them. The film is Ghostbusters, and you can watch it on Redford’s big screen on Saturday, October 22, at 2 p.m.

Ghostbusters, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, and Sigourney Weaver, tells the story of three guys who form a ghost cleaning service that tries to wipe out spirits from New York City. It turns out to be not so easy and culminates with a skyscraper-sized Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in full attack mode. (Those suits cost about $20,000 each. Three were made, and all were destroyed during filming.)

Naturally, this results in gobs and blobs of marshmallow goop (shaving cream) all over the neighborhood. It turned out to be the most successful comedy of the ’80s and the highest-grossing comedy of all time until Home Alone surpassed it six years later. This is even though most of Bill Murray’s lines were ad-libs, and almost every scene had an ad-lib or two.

Listen to the voice of the late Casey Kasem and watch for the feature film debut of his wife Jean (the tall woman at the party). You might also catch the film debut of Larry King in a cameo role. Highlights include exciting special effects and a catchy title tune. Watch out; here they come:

In case you were wondering:
* The Ecto-1 was a 1959 Cadillac chassis Miller-Meteor ambulance/hearse, rear-loading variety. Two vehicles were used in the movie, one for the pre-transformation car and one for the post-transformation version.
* Sigourney Weaver floating is an actual physical effect. The actress was put in a full body cast and attached to a post hidden in the curtains.
* Director Ivan Reitman performed the demonic voice of Dana/Zuul.

“Who you gonna call?” if you’re having ghost problems this Halloween—the Ghostbusters, of course. Watch them in action Saturday at 2 p.m, but plan on arriving a half hour early for the Redford’s Barton Theatre Pipe Organ Overture.
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