See 'Ghostbusters' at The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
"Ghostbusters" stars Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis.
Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures
Join The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences for "Ghostbusters" (1984, PG) with the October installment of Final Fridays: Science and the Cinema and learn everything you ever wanted to know about the science of ghosts. Enjoy the screening and special activities on Friday, Oct. 27.
At 5:30 p.m., check out movie-themed science stations, including the Slimer Spot, where you can learn to create your own ectoplasm to play with and take home, and Sons of Zuul, where you can meet some of the unusual fauna that surrounds us, including creatures that look like they’re from another dimension.
At 7 p.m. enjoy the movie, which features Columbia University scientists Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis). When their grant expires, the guys are fired and they go into business as a ghost-extermination company called Ghostbusters. Their first customer is orchestra cello player Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver), who was scared out of her apartment on the 22nd floor of a high-rise apartment building on Central Park West. It seems that Dana's neighbor, Louis Tully (Rick Moranis), is also being affected by the strange happenings in the apartment building. Armed with proton guns the Ghostbusters come to the rescue when New York City is put under siege by an ancient Sumerian God named Gozer the Gozerian, who is channeled through the apartment building that Dana and Louis live in.
After the movie, hear from a guest speaker to find out what the movie got right or wrong, scientifically speaking. The A/V Geeks’ Skip Elsheimer will guide a fun night of trivia and tongue-in-cheek commentary on popular science-themed movies as well as samples from his vault of 24,000+ short films.
Dinner (such as sliders or tacos), drinks (including NC beer and wine) and popcorn will be available for purchase before the show.
Tickets are $5/person, available onsite at the box office or online at naturalsciences.org.
Source: The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences