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Fort Macleod to host Ghostbusters premiere

Fort Macleod will host a Canadian premiere of the new Ghostbusters Afterlife 2020 movie.

Plans are under way for a gala event early next July, shortly after the movie’s New York and Los Angeles premieres.

“It will be a ‘Hooray for Hollywood’ kind of night,” Town of Fort Macleod chief administrative officer Sue Keenan said.

Keenan told council about the premiere during the Feb. 10 meeting at the G.R. Davis Administration Building.

A committee has been struck with representation from the Empress Theatre Society, Chamber of Commerce and Town of Fort Macleod.

“Our hope is it will be a significant fund-raiser,” Keenan said.

Profits would be split evenly between the Empress Theatre for new chairs and flooring and the outdoor pool project.

The committee’s next meeting is Feb. 25.

“That is very exciting,” Mayor Brent Feyter said.

Scenes from Ghostbusters Afterlife 2020 were filmed last summer in Fort Macleod.

Directed by Jason Reitman, the movie stars Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Paul Rudd, Sigourney Weaver, Finn Wolfhard and Mckenna Grace.

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