Believe it or not, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Ghostbusters, a fact that’s sure to make a whole lot of you out there feel a whole lot older than you ever hoped to feel. We’re all old. And that’s okay. Because movies like Ghostbusters are always there to make us feel young again.
But I digress.
Ghostbusters was originally released back in 1984, and the fan-favorite pop culture icon’s 30th birthday has already proven to be a bittersweet one, to say the least. We of course lost Ghostbusters writer/star Harold ‘Egon Spengler’ Ramis just a couple months back, which was a serious blow to the childhoods of so many.
On the bright side, however, there are several cool things happening this year that are sure to delight the many fans of the films Ramis contributed so much to, from a 30th anniversary tribute LEGO set to the start of production on a long-awaited third installment in the franchise. There’s a lot of fun stuff going on in the world of the Ghostbusters, to say the least.
California’s Gallery 1988 is also getting in on the 30th anniversary fun, as they’ve put together a Ghostbusters tribute art show that will make pit stops in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and San Diego. The gallery has teamed up with Sony Pictures for this most ambitious of tribute shows, which will feature the creations of more than 70 different artists.
The traveling exhibit opens up for business this Saturday night in New York City at 69 Leonard Street – right near the iconic firehouse from the film. It will be available for viewing at that location through April 26th, and the show moves on to Los Angeles from May 17th through June 1st. From there it’s off to Chicago with a final pit stop at the San Diego Comic Con, and you can find all the details over on the official website for the event.
Don’t live in any of those locations? Have no fear because we’ve compiled a gallery of artwork from the show for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. So enjoy it!
JOSHUA BUDICH – GLOW IN THE DARK VARIANT
CUDDLY RIGOR MORTIS
ANTHONY PETRIE – GLOW IN THE DARK VARIANT