To celebrate Ghostbusters’ 30th anniversary, as well as this film’s association with the Southland, 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).
What made these ghost-hunters (busters) unique was their “nuts and bolts” approach to unexplained phenomenon. They more closely resembled plumbers going out on emergency jobs with their equipment, uniforms, and company car, than that of the typical reluctant detectives traditionally seen in films up until that time. Additionally, the movie gave the whole super-natural operation a decidedly urban feel with its “Big Apple” locales, making it a quintessentially New York movie. However, many proud New Yorkers may be surprised to learn that most of the movie 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: 10:30am, 1:30pm, or 4:30pm
(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.