It’s been 30 years since the theatrical release of the film Ghostbusters debuted in theaters. To help celebrate the anniversary, Sony Pictures Entertainment will show the original remastered film in 700 movie theaters across the US and Canada on August 29th for a limited time.
The following month, on September 16, the Ghostbusters 30th anniversary edition will be available on Blu-ray as well as the Ghostbusters II, 25th anniversary edition, marking the sequel’s Blu-ray debut. For a limited time, fans will also be able to purchase the two-disc anniversary edition Blu-ray digibook that will include both films and a limited edition gift set that features an exclusive collectible Slimer figurine.
“Ghostbusters is still one of our studio’s most beloved franchises – I was lucky enough to work on the release of the film on its first run, so it’s a real thrill for me to see that it’s still connecting with audiences everywhere,” said Rory Bruer, President of worldwide distribution for Sony Pictures, in a statement. “On the big screen or in home entertainment, this is a great movie to experience again and again.”
During its original theatrical run Ghostbusters grossed over $291 million making it one of the top 40 highest grossing films of all time.