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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019 10:15 am | Updated: 10:21 am, Mon Oct 28, 2019.

Just in time for Halloween, Coronado Island Film Festival will present the 1984 fantasy/comedy film, “Ghostbusters,” starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Sigourney Weaver at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Coronado’s Village Theatre, 820 Orange Ave.

All tickets are $10, and are on sale now at the theater box office. Early lineup is recommended for best seat selection; doors will open at 4:30 p.m.

Co-written by Aykroyd and Harold Ramis and directed by Ivan Reitman, the film was nominated for two Oscars (Best Special Effects and Best Original Song) and is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year with a new re-release.

Based on his own fascination with spirituality, Aykroyd first conceived “Ghostbusters” as an elaborate, supernatural time-travel comedy with his friend John Belushi. Following Belushi’s death while still in the development stage, Aykroyd teamed up with Ramis to rewrite the script and set it in New York City, making it more realistic and bringing the cost down. Made with the relatively low budget of $25 million, the film opened to critical acclaim and grossed $282.2 million during its first run, making it the highest grossing comedy of all time at that point. Its theme song, “Ghostbusters,” by Ray Parker, Jr. was also a number one hit.

Murray, Aykroyd and Ramis play Columbia University scientists investigating the paranormal. Following an encounter with a ghost at the New York City Library, the university dean dismisses the credibility of their research and fires them. Undaunted, they open up their own paranormal investigation and elimination service, “Ghostbusters,” in an abandoned fire station, and business booms as ghostly activity spreads throughout the city. Adding some romance to the plot is Sigourney Weaver in the role of a New York cellist who hires the team to remove a ghost from her apartment refrigerator.

Plans for the fourth annual Coronado Island Film Festival are full speed ahead, set for Friday, Nov. 8 through Monday Nov. 11 (Veterans Day weekend). Crown City passes are sold out, but Film Buff passes are still available on the CIFF website, coronadoislandfilmfestival.com. Festival attendees will enjoy four jam-packed days and nights of films of every genre, workshops, industry panels, celebrities, parties, live performances, great food, happy hours and much more, at seven Coronado locations, most within walking distance of one another.

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