'Ghostbusters' screening supports cinema project

By: Heidi Ulrichsen - Sudbury Northern Life

 | Jul 28, 2014 - 2:25 PM |
 Relive all the fun of the 1980s film “Ghostbusters” — including the Stay Puft marshmallow man terrorizing New York City — at an outdoor movie night in downtown Sudbury July 30. Supplied photo.

Relive all the fun of the 1980s film “Ghostbusters” — including the Stay Puft marshmallow man terrorizing New York City — at an outdoor movie night in downtown Sudbury July 30. Supplied photo.

Watch classic 1980s movie under the stars July 30

An outdoor screening of classic 1980s film “Ghostbusters” is being held in downtown Sudbury July 30 in support of efforts to bring a cinema to the downtown.

While the Sudbury Downtown Independent Cinema Co-operative failed in its bid to take over the former Rainbow Cinemas theatre in the downtown mall, it recently announced it has another location. 

According to the group's Facebook page, details of this location will be released in late summer.

The “Ghostbusters” screening was organized by two local businesspeople — LaunchPad media producer Cliff Skelliter and Lululemon Athletica store manager Carolyn Bar.
In organizing the movie night under the stars, Skelliter said he just wanted to put together a fun night in the downtown.

Deciding he might as well raise some money for a good cause at the same time, he came across the downtown cinema project, an initiative he said he thinks is awesome.

The evening starts at 8 p.m. in the parking lot at 50 Cedar St. (the corner of Durham and Cedar streets) with an acoustic performance by Hello Holiday frontman Jeff Valentini.

The movie will be screened starting at 9 p.m. An after-party will be held at nearby Peddler's Pub. Audience members are asked to bring their own seating for the musical performance and movie screening.

Although there's no admission to the event, participants are invited to make donations to the Sudbury Downtown Independent Cinema Co-operative.

Skelliter said he's “super pumped” for the event.

“This is going to be awesome,” he said. “I think people are going to love this.”

So why “Ghostbusters?” Skelliter said the owner of the outdoor screen rental company gave him a list of movies to choose from, and he decided the film about three odd-ball scientists becoming ghost-hunters was perfect.

“Just the idea of the Stay Puft marshmallow man going through New York City and just destroying the place while everyone's outside in downtown Sudbury, I feel like that will be a really cool experience,” he said.

For more information about the “Ghostbusters” screening, search for “Movie Night Under the Stars” on Facebook.

More information about efforts to bring a cinema to the downtown can be found by searching for "Sudbury Indie Cinema Downtown" on Facebook.

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Heidi Ulrichsen

Heidi Ulrichsen

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