Did you know today was Ghostbusters Day? Can’t blame you if you say you didn’t. Today, June 8th, marks the 32-year anniversary of the premiere of Ivan Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters.’ In the original 1984 film, the Ecto-1 was a transformation of an old ambulance into the tricked-out transport for the spirit specialists. In Paul Feig‘s reboot, which debuts in almost 5 weeks, wanted to honor the classic vehicle but did a little upgrade. For the upcoming film starring Melissa McCarthy, Kirsten Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, the director opted for an upgrade… a Cadillac hearse. A newly released featurette video shows the story of this iconic car and what to expect in the film.
As part of the celebration of Ghostbusters Day, the original film will be shown in select movie theaters on Wednesday, June 8th and again on Sunday, June 12th. Click here to see a list of participating theaters.
Also happening today in honor of this prestigious day, cast members from the original Ghostbusters, including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts will join the new Ghostbusters: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, on Jimmy Kimmel Live. You won’t want to miss that!
Plus, Sony has just launched the “Ghostbusters Twitter Mission Sweepstakes.” The sweepstakes awards prizes, such a custom Ghostbusters uniform, each week leading up to the film’s release to users who retweet contest messages. Twitter users can try to win by following @Ghostbusters.
Ghostbusters will hit theaters on July 22nd. The film stars Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Chris Hemsworth, Andy Garcia and Dan Akyroyd.