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Fort Macleod hosts Ghostbusters Afterlife premiere

The world premiere of a major motion picture takes place Saturday, Nov. 13 in Fort Macleod.

Ghostbusters Afterlife, which was filmed in part on Fort Macleod’s historic Main Street, will be screened at the Empress Theatre.

Ticket sales for the first showing of Ghostbusters Afterlife initially crashed the computer system, demand was so strong.

The tickets for the premiere, priced at $100 apiece, sold out in less than 30 minutes, with people from as far away as London, England and New Jersey snapping them up.

The premiere, supported by high-ranking Sony officials, is a fund-raiser for the historic Empress Theatre.

The Empress Theatre Society will receive $80 from every $100 ticket sold for the gala event, with the remaining $20 going to cover costs of the fund-raiser.

The estimated $26,000 profit will go toward the $1-million upgrading of the Empress Theatre floor and refurbishment of the seats.

The $100 tickets provide entrance to a VIP tent from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Main Street, where hors d’oeuvres and a signature cocktail will be served.

VIPs will walk a red carpet in true Hollywood style.

An outdoor street festival gets under way at 6:30 p.m. with photo opportunities, fire pits, costume contests, music, displays from Ghostbuster fan clubs and more.

The first 100 people at the outdoor festival will get to take part in free marshmallow roasting.

There will be one showing of Ghostbusters Afterlife on Saturday.

However, following the screening of Ghostbusters Afterlife in New York and Los Angeles, the Empress Theatre will be permitted to screen the movie for the next two weeks.

Ghostbusters Afterlife stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts.

Ghostbusters Afterlife, directed and produced by Jason Reitman, who wrote the script with Gil Kenan, is a sequel to the 1984 and 1989 Ghostbuster movies.

1 Comments For This Post

  1. Arlene Carlson Says:

    I have a feeling all of my Larson cousins will be there! Enjoy!

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