The North Park Theatre (1428 Hertel Ave.) is going full measure on its spooky lineup this Halloween season. With humorous takes on the genre like “Beetlejuice” and “Gremlins” already in the bag, and a screening of “Shaun of the Dead” still in the queue (Oct. 30-31), the revamped movie house has been filling its schedule with a collection of frights with laughs films for the October movie docket.
On Oct. 22, the supernatural comedy “Ghostbusters,” one of the most successful movies of the genre, will return to the big screen, just a year after the film celebrated its 30th anniversary.
Written by Second City vets Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd, “Ghostbusters,” if you should need a refresher, follows a cast of one-liner spitting paranormal investigators helping to rid New York City of its sudden ghost problem. The movie spawned some iconic characters in Slimer and the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man, as well as one of film’s most memorable tag lines (“Who you gonna call?”). With the internet a buzz about a reimagining of the comedy, this is a good of a time to see where it all began.
The screening begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 22. Tickets are $9.50 for adults, and $7.50 for students or those in costume. The theater also promises to have everyone’s favorite nostalgic snacks, Ecto-Cooler and Twinkies, in stock during the showing.
– Mac McGuire