Ghostbusters (12A)

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Comedy

ghostbusters

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Time Out says

Tue Oct 25 2011

For Halloween, a welcome reissue for this deliriously inventive, evergreen 1984 family comedy. Or at least, it used to be a family film: thanks to a churlish re-think by the BBFC – it’s been upped from a PG – ‘Ghostbusters’ is now deemed unsuitable for its target audience. Though presumably, this has more to do with some spicy language (‘this man has no dick!’) and ‘adult’ situations (Sigourney Weaver’s mid-air ecstasy) than anything to spook the under-12s. Quibbles aside, this is a near-flawless example of the ’80s genre boom in full swing, fusing state-of-the-art SFX, a loopy guys-on-a-mission plot, some awful synth ’n’ snare electro-pop and a handful of the finest one-liners ever. Go on, take the kids.

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Rated:

12A

UK release:

Tue Oct 28, 2014

Duration:

105 mins

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Prince Charles Cinema

7 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BP Show map/details

  • Address:

    Prince Charles Cinema 7 Leicester Place
    London
    WC2H 7BP

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  • Thu Oct 30:

    • 18:30
    • 21:00

Haymarket Cineworld

62-65 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4RL Show map/details

  • Address:

    Haymarket Cineworld 62-65 Haymarket
    London
    SW1Y 4RL

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  • Tue Oct 28:

    • 13:00
    • 15:30
    • 18:00
    • 20:30

Vue Islington

36, Parkfield Street, London, N1 0PS Show map/details

  • Address:

    36
    Vue Islington Parkfield Street
    London
    N1 0PS

  • Venue phone:

    0871 224 0240

  • Venue website:

    www.myvue.com

  • Transport:

    Tube: Angel

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    1. Vue Islington
      • 36
        Parkfield Street
        London
        N1 0PS
      • 0871 224 0240
      • www.myvue.com
      • 51.53446,-0.106607
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  • Wed Oct 29:

    • 20:00
    • 22:30

Genesis Cinema Mile End

93-95 Mile End Rd, London, E1 4UJ Show map/details

  • Address:

    Genesis Cinema Mile End 93-95 Mile End Rd
    London
    E1 4UJ

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  • Thu Oct 30:

    • 20:30

Cineworld Fulham Road

142 Fulham Road, SW10 9QR Show map/details

  • Address:

    Cineworld Fulham Road 142 Fulham Road
    SW10 9QR

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  • Tue Oct 28:

    • 13:00
    • 15:30
    • 18:00
    • 20:30

Vue Finchley Road (O2 Centre)

02 Centre, 255 Finchley Rd, London, NW3 6LU Show map/details

  • Address:

    Vue Finchley Road (O2 Centre) 02 Centre, 255 Finchley Rd
    London
    NW3 6LU

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    www.myvue.com

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    Tube: Finchley Rd

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    1. Vue Finchley Road (O2 Centre)
      • 02 Centre, 255 Finchley Rd
        London
        NW3 6LU
      • www.myvue.com
      • 51.547947,-0.18139
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  • Wed Oct 29:

    • 20:00
    • 22:30

Cineworld West India Quay

11 Hertsmere Road, West India Quay, London, E14 4AN Show map/details

  • Address:

    Cineworld West India Quay 11 Hertsmere Road
    West India Quay
    London
    E14 4AN

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  • Tue Oct 28:

    • 11:00
    • 13:30
    • 16:00
    • 18:30
    • 21:00

Westfield Vue

Westfield Shopping Centre, Shepherds Bush, W12 7GF Show map/details

  • Address:

    Westfield Vue Westfield Shopping Centre
    Shepherds Bush
    W12 7GF

  • Transport:

    Tube: Shepherd's Bush

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    1. Westfield Vue
      • Westfield Shopping Centre
        Shepherds Bush
        W12 7GF
      • 51.507514,-0.221254
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  • Wed Oct 29:

    • 20:00
    • 22:30

Cineworld Wandsworth

Southside Wandsworth High St, London, SW18 7NR Show map/details

  • Address:

    Cineworld Wandsworth Southside Wandsworth High St
    London
    SW18 7NR

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  • Tue Oct 28:

    • 10:30
    • 13:00
    • 15:30
    • 18:00
    • 20:30

Hammersmith Cineworld

207 Kings Street, W6 9JT Show map/details

  • Address:

    Hammersmith Cineworld 207 Kings Street
    W6 9JT

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  • Tue Oct 28:

    • 20:30

Greenwich Picturehouse

180 Greenwich High Rd, London, SE10 8NN Show map/details

  • Address:

    Greenwich Picturehouse 180 Greenwich High Rd
    London
    SE10 8NN

  • Venue phone:

    08717 042 065

  • Venue website:

    www.picturehouses.co.uk

  • Opening hours:

    7.45pm

  • Transport:

    Rail: Greenwich rail/DLR

  • Price:

    £7, concs £5

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    1. Greenwich Picturehouse
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  • Sat Nov 1:

    • 21:00

Cineworld At The O2, Greenwich

The O2, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX Show map/details

  • Address:

    The O2
    Cineworld At The O2, Greenwich Peninsula Square
    London
    SE10 0DX

  • Venue phone:

    0871 200 2000

  • Venue website:

    www.cineworld.co.uk

  • Transport:

    Tube: North Greenwich

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    1. The O2
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  • Tue Oct 28:

    • 10:30
    • 13:00
    • 15:30
    • 18:00
    • 20:30

Vue Westfield Stratford City

2 Stratford Place, Stratford, London, E20 1EJ Show map/details

  • Address:

    Vue Westfield Stratford City 2 Stratford Place
    Stratford
    London
    E20 1EJ

  • Venue website:

    www.myvue.com

  • Transport:

    Tube: Stratford

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    1. Vue Westfield Stratford City
      • 2 Stratford Place
        Stratford
        London
        E20 1EJ
      • www.myvue.com
      • 51.544282,-0.006328
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  • Wed Oct 29:

    • 20:00
    • 22:30

Cineworld Wood Green

Shopping City, High St, London, N22 6YQ Show map/details

  • Address:

    Cineworld Wood Green Shopping City
    High St
    London
    N22 6YQ

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  • Tue Oct 28:

    • 10:30
    • 13:00
    • 15:30
    • 18:00
    • 20:30

North Finchley Vue

Great North Leisure Park, Chaplin Square, London, N12 0GL Show map/details

  • Address:

    North Finchley Vue Great North Leisure Park
    Chaplin Square
    London
    N12 0GL

  • Venue website:

    www.myvue.com/

  • Transport:

    Tube: East Finchley

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    1. North Finchley Vue
      • Great North Leisure Park
        Chaplin Square
        London
        N12 0GL
      • www.myvue.com/
      • 51.604801,-0.173531
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  • Wed Oct 29:

    • 20:00
    • 22:30

New Wimbledon Theatre

The Broadway, SW19 1QG Show map/details

  • Address:

    New Wimbledon Theatre The Broadway
    SW19 1QG

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  • Fri Oct 31:

    • 20:00

Cineworld Wembley

1-3, London Designer Outlet, Wembley Park Boulevard, Wembley, HA9 0TG Show map/details

  • Address:

    1-3
    Cineworld Wembley London Designer Outlet, Wembley Park Boulevard
    Wembley
    HA9 0TG

  • Venue phone:

    0871 200 2000

  • Venue website:

    www.cineworld.co.uk

  • Transport:

    Rail: Wembley Stadium; Tube: Wembley Park

  • Map

    1. Cineworld Wembley
      • 1-3
        London Designer Outlet, Wembley Park Boulevard
        Wembley
        HA9 0TG
      • 0871 200 2000
      • www.cineworld.co.uk
      • 51.557279,-0.282799
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  • Tue Oct 28:

    • 20:30

Cineworld Ilford

I-Scene, Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1BP Show map/details

  • Address:

    Cineworld Ilford I-Scene
    Clements Road
    Ilford
    IG1 1BP

  • Venue phone:

    0871 200 2000

  • Venue website:

    www.cineworld.co.uk

  • Price:

    £5.70-£9.30

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    1. Cineworld Ilford
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  • Tue Oct 28:

    • 20:30

Vue Croydon Grant's

Valley Park Leisure Complex, 21 Hesterman Way, Croydon, CR0 4YA Show map/details

  • Address:

    Vue Croydon Grant's Valley Park Leisure Complex
    21 Hesterman Way
    Croydon
    CR0 4YA

  • Venue phone:

    08712 240 240

  • Venue website:

    www.myvue.com

  • Price:

    £6.75-£9.45

  • Map

    1. Vue Croydon Grant's
      • Valley Park Leisure Complex
        21 Hesterman Way
        Croydon
        CR0 4YA
      • 08712 240 240
      • www.myvue.com
      • 51.378066,-0.124511
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  • Wed Oct 29:

    • 20:00
    • 22:30

Cineworld Enfield

208, Southbury Leisure Park, Southbury Road, Enfield, EN1 1YQ Show map/details

  • Address:

    208
    Cineworld Enfield Southbury Leisure Park, Southbury Road
    Enfield
    EN1 1YQ

  • Venue phone:

    0871 200 2000

  • Venue website:

    www.cineworld.co.uk

  • Transport:

    BR: Enfield Town

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    1. Cineworld Enfield
      • 208
        Southbury Leisure Park, Southbury Road
        Enfield
        EN1 1YQ
      • 0871 200 2000
      • www.cineworld.co.uk
      • 51.65213,-0.061518
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  • Tue Oct 28:

    • 10:30
    • 13:00
    • 15:30
    • 18:00
    • 20:30

Vue Dagenham

Dagenham Leisure Park, Cook Road, Dagenham, RM9 6UQ Show map/details

  • Address:

    Vue Dagenham Dagenham Leisure Park
    Cook Road
    Dagenham
    RM9 6UQ

  • Venue phone:

    08712 240 240

  • Venue website:

    www.myvue.com

  • Price:

    £5.80-£8.15

  • Map

    1. Vue Dagenham
      • Dagenham Leisure Park
        Cook Road
        Dagenham
        RM9 6UQ
      • 08712 240 240
      • www.myvue.com
      • 51.532508,0.135802
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  • Wed Oct 29:

    • 20:00
    • 22:30
  • Address:

    Bexleyheath Broadway DA6 7JN

  • Transport:

    Rail: Bexleyheath

  • Map

    1. Bexleyheath Broadway
      • DA6 7JN
      • 51.456189,0.146477
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  • Tue Oct 28:

    • 10:30
    • 13:00
    • 15:30
    • 18:00
    • 20:30

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John Higgins

I have fond memories of seeing the very first teaser trailer on ENTERTAINMENT USA back in the spring of 1984 and was one of the first in the queue to see it on December 1st at a cinema in Birmingham. I have seen it numerous times on DVD and TV and still marvel at the Richard Edlund effects and enjoy the Elmer Bernstein music. Even today, I wonder what the film would have been like if John Belushi had been in the role eventually played by Bill Murray.

John Higgins

I have fond memories of seeing the very first teaser trailer on ENTERTAINMENT USA back in the spring of 1984 and was one of the first in the queue to see it on December 1st at a cinema in Birmingham. I have seen it numerous times on DVD and TV and still marvel at the Richard Edlund effects and enjoy the Elmer Bernstein music. Even today, I wonder what the film would have been like if John Belushi had been in the role eventually played by Bill Murray.

Ian

Brilliant! Go see this. Just seen it and there were two groups of the films target audience 8 to 14 year old lads in the cinemas plus a few families where parents old enough to remember it first tiime out were taking their kids. Haven't seen a group of young lads come out of a film so hyper and loud for many many years. The review is bang on the button. Take your kids. They won't see a better written, acted and directed comedy aimed at kids of all ages for a long time. Go see it and see it now.

Ian

Brilliant! Go see this. Just seen it and there were two groups of the films target audience 8 to 14 year old lads in the cinemas plus a few families where parents old enough to remember it first tiime out were taking their kids. Haven't seen a group of young lads come out of a film so hyper and loud for many many years. The review is bang on the button. Take your kids. They won't see a better written, acted and directed comedy aimed at kids of all ages for a long time. Go see it and see it now.