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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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7 Comments For This Post

  1. Candace Says:

    Our group would love to be involved with this. Please let me know what we can do to help out. We raise money for charities ourselves and have an Ecto plus giant Slimer and Stay Puft.

    Best wishes,

  2. Travis Burrell Says:

    Really curious about the New York World Première!!

  3. Rachelle Schofield Says:

    Hi my daughter was the photo double for McKenna grace and we would love to come to this if you can keep me posted for this.. thanks

  4. Juanita Johnson Says:

    Please let me know as soon as possible about tickets prices etc. I would lovebto take my grandson. We were there to watch filming and he is such a huge Ghostbusters fan, as well as I.

  5. Cheri Beatty Says:

    This is so cool. I would love to take my son. He turns 9 on Sunday!!!

  6. Carrie Says:

    I’ve been watching Ghostbusters for 35 years. I need this in my life!!!

  7. Suzanne Tivadar Althen Says:

    I would love to go and bring a few friends. Also I will try to contact other cast member ( extras) like myself. Can’t wait!!!