This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the original Ghostbusters, and to celebrate the occasion, today Sony announced that the original movie will return to theaters on August 29. According to Entertainment Weekly, the re-release will take place in 700 theaters across the country as the studio embarks upon a widespread anniversary campaign, including the release of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 on Blu-Ray on September 16.
“Ghostbusters is still one of our studio’s most beloved franchises,” said Rory Bruer, Sony’s president of worldwide distribution. “I was lucky enough to work on the release of the film on its first run, so it’s a real thrill for me to see that it’s still connecting with audiences everywhere. On the big screen or in home entertainment, this is a great movie to experience again and again.”
With rumors of a third Ghostbusters movie breaking non-stop, it’s possible that the studio is holding off on an official announcement about the new film’s director to coincide with this 30th anniversary celebration. Either way, fans of all ages now have the chance to catch the comedy classic on the big screen, the way it was meant to be seen.