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Ghostbusters 25th Anniversary - Contest Open & Online Movie Showings

 By Paul Rudoff on Jun. 8, 2009 at 11:04 AM , Categories: Spook Central, Ghostbusters 1, Internet
Ghostbusters 25th Anniversary


It was twenty-five years ago today, on Friday June 8, 1984 (not June 3rd, as that was a Sunday back then), that U.S. moviegoers first saw the ugly little spud attack, a terrifying dog running wild through Central Park, and a giant marshmallow man take a stroll down the streets of New York City. You have to wonder what those audiences thought when they first saw those spectacular sights and sounds that we Ghostbusters fans now take for granted. The shock, awe, and wonder they must have experienced had to have been amazing.

To help celebrate the momentous occasion, Spook Central has teamed up with the leading producers of Ghostbusters merchandise to give fans a plethora of prizes. Spook Central's Ghostbusters 25th Anniversary Prize Giveaway runs from now until June 22nd, which should be plenty of time for fans to submit their entry (one per person and/or e-mail address).

But that's not all as fans have double...nay, TRIPLE the chance to win something good.

Proton Charging's Ghostbusters 25th Anniversary Prize Giveaway will be running from June 16th through June 26th (the day after my birthday). All you have to do is head on over there, send him an e-mail with the proper subject line, and you're in. Nice and simple.

A little more involving is Ghostbusters Fans' Twitter Contest. For this contest, which runs from June 13th to July 1st, you need to (1) Follow @gbfans on Twitter, (2) Post this on your Twitter: Follow @gbfans for the Latest Ghostbusters News, Trivia, Quotes and More!, and (3) Participate in #ghostbustersfriday by posting your favorite GB quote with: #ghostbustersfriday @gbfans


Since we all can't go back in time to view it at the theater (the obvious back-in-time Land of the Lost pun in relation to that marquee pic up there was not intended), and in case it isn't showing on a big screen near you, I present to you two online viewing options.

Entire Movie: Theatrical Version (1 hour 45 minutes)
Entire Movie: TV Version (ABC Broadcast on Jan. 29, 1989 - with commercials, 2 hours)
   This broadcast is "edited for television" and contains all of the alternate footage.


Comment from: SonofSamhain [Visitor]

I love the way you phrased that, Paul.

“You have to wonder what those audiences thought when they first saw those spectacular sights and sounds that we Ghostbusters fans now take for granted. The shock, awe, and wonder they must have experienced had to have been amazing.”

I wonder about the same thing all the time..seriously! I would’ve loved to have been in an audience witnessing all that GB goodness for the very first time. Unfortunately, I was only two years old.

Jun. 8, 2009 @ 19:13
Comment from: [Member]

Me, too. I turned seven years old seventeen days later on June 25th, so I have no clue if my parents took me to the theater to see it or not. I suspect that my first experience with Ghostbusters was the animated series, then I probably caught the movie on ABC in 1987 or so. Ghostbusters II I definitely know I saw in the theater. I went with my mom and sister, and as it was a multiplex, afterwards we snuck in to see Star Trek V.

Jun. 9, 2009 @ 16:26
Comment from: [Member]


Packages have been mailed out, and the winner’s list has been posted.

Jul. 1, 2009 @ 20:56
Comment from: frankie smales [Visitor]  

i went to see ghostbusters at the cinema
last year as dr frankies venkman an ficticious
cousin of peter venkman it was the greatest
experience ever the movie as a kid that i wished to see
back at the cinema someday but they showed it once
at the odeon cinema back in the 90’s for kids club
matinee but i was too old to join but i was finaly honoured at 34 when it was re-released last october
but it was magical to see it i hope they do it again this year with the sequal to follow.

frankie smales

(frankie smales tv and movie review uk)

Jun. 17, 2012 @ 19:31

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