- Ghostbusters hit movie theatres 35 years ago. It became the highest grossing comedy of all time (until Home Alone in 1990) and earned two Oscar nominations, including Best Original Song.
- The score was composed by Elmer Bernstein, who brought in a musician from England to play the ondes Martenot — the keyboard equivalent of a theremin — that created the music’s ‘eerie’ effect.
- Actor Bill Murray wasn’t the first choice for his role, and at one point, the film’s working title was ‘Ghostsmashers.’ The title changed and Murray, who ad-libbed most of his lines, got the part.
- The American Film Institute ranked Ghostbusters No. 28 on its ‘100 Years… 100 Laughs’ list — it spawned TV shows, video games, and a 2016 remake with an all-female cast. A new Ghostbusters movie, shot in Calgary this summer with members of the original cast, will be released in 2020.
- The Ghostbusters hotline was real! The promotional trailer featured a working 1-800 number featuring a pre-recorded message saying the Ghostbusters were too busy catching ghosts to answer the phone.
Watch the revolutionary film on the big screen 25 + 26 October with a live performance of the score by the CPO!
Watch the classic spooky comedy on the big screen 25 + 26 October with a live performance of the score by the CPO!
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