To celebrate Ghostbusters’ 30th anniversary, as well as this classic film’s association with Los Angeles, GHOULA will be conducting a (ONE DAY ONLY) bus tour of some of the local locations connected to this blockbuster, and discussing the real-life ghost stories connected to these sites and the movie.
In many ways the 1984 comedy “Ghostbusters” set the template for today’s ghost-hunting culture. Long before the glut of paranormal reality shows that follow the antics of ghost enthusiasts in matching shirts, armed with pseudo-scientific devices to measure possible paranormal activity, there was Peter, Ray, Egon, and Winston (played by Bill Murry, Dan Ackroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson respectively).
Part of what made this movie about the paranormal unique was its urban setting. These uniformed ghost-hunters (busters) were not at some creepy haunted house on a hill, or some far away castle, they were in the middle of, and all around, a major metropolitan city. Because of a few recognizable “Big Apple” locations, many see Ghostbusters as a quintessentially New York film. However, proud New Yorkers may be surprised to learn that most of this comedy was shot and conceived here in the “City of the Angeles.”
Whether you’re a fan of the film or a fan of phantoms, don’t miss this chance to come out and follow in the Ghostbuster’s footsteps (slime not included).
Seating for this bus tour is limited. (12 guests per tour. 3 tours. 1 Day)
DATE: Saturday, April 26, 2014
TIME: 1:30pm (10:30am and 4:30pm SOLD OUT)
(tours run 1 1/2 to 2 hours each)
MEET-UP LOCATION: The Millennium Biltmore Hotel
506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90071 (map)
NOTE: This tour is in no way affiliated, or authorized, or endorsed by Sony Pictures.