So, last night The Empire Granville 7 Cinema showed Ghostbusters and to call it a success would be an understatement.
Announced only one month ago (and I only got involved with a week ago), the event sold out the early show, requiring a 9:30 show (which managed to half-fill the theater – an exceptional feat for a Sunday night screening that wasn’t advertised, at all.) That means 400 fans, the bulk of whom had never seen the film on the big screen before, turned out to party. And it was awesome.
Kyle Storey, who set up a Facebook event, turned up in uniform, much to the delight of attendees and the managers. The theater held a draw for passes, some awesome shirts Kyle donated, and a selection of old-school swag courtesy of Proton Charging. As well, everyone got to watch the Atari game trailer, plus my 35mm trailers for Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 (sadly, we found out the hard way that the GB2 trailer was missing its last fifth – I’ve had it 15 years. Had no idea.)
I forgot to give a shout-out to the Rainmaker crew, who were in attendance – I’ve known for awhile that Rainmaker was working on something Ghostbusters related, and it turns out, it’s the trailers! Good work, gang!
Also, a big thanks to Fright-Rags.com for providing a There Is No Dana shirt – it was a big hit in the prize draw.
But the best news is that the event went so well that the cinema wants to have a proper 25th anniversary screening in the Summer. And with that as a goal, we’re going to make it huge! Stay tuned.