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News from 2016

Jun. 17, 2016

Back to the Fifties Weekend

The ECTO-1D is once again invading the Minnesota State Fairgrounds for the 43rd annual Back to the Fifties Weekend. One of the largest classic car shows in the country, Back to the Fifties fills the Minnesota State Fair with over 12,000 cars from 1964 & earlier.

 

Each year, the collection of eclectic cars grows to include classic cruisers, rat rods, project vehicles, custom hot rods, trucks, wagons, racers...you name it! There are even a couple of movie cars in the mix, keeping the ECTO-1D in good company. They just have to make the '64 age cutoff, so you won't see and Fast & Furious cars there. We've seen Stephen King's Christine, the Munster's Coach (from The Munsters TV show & the car that inspired the Rob Zombie song Dragula), Herbie the Love Bug, & even Mater & Doc Hudson from Disney/Pixar's Cars films.

 

Walk the grounds & check out beautiful works of rolling art, or bring a camp chair & pick your spot for a neverending parade of automotive masterpieces cruising the streets. Plus there are tons of other events like live music, a swap meet (Sunday), classic car auction, a blood drive, the Cruise-N-Art craft fair & more. John Schnieder, best known for his role as Bo Duke from TV's Dukes of Hazzard, will also be there in person to greet fans & sign autographs.

Check our Facebook Page each of the days to see where we will be parked, as it changes every day. Or just click on the image below. Hope to see ya there!

Event Hours: Friday & Saturday 8:00am – 10:00pm.
Sunday 8:00am – 3:00pm.


Swap Meet: Sunday Only opens at 6:00 am for shoppers.


Spectator ticket prices: Gate tickets, $10.00 per day. Children 12 and under attend free with paid adult. Daily discount tickets – $8.00 and are available at participating NAPA stores


Shuttle Service is available. Click here for Shuttle Service details.

Go to the MSRA website for more details.

'84 Ghostbusters Back in Theaters!

Get ready to answer the original call. Fathom Events & Sony Pictures Entertainment are partenring to bring the original Ghostbusters back to the big screen for two days only. This June 8th & June 12th, the 1984 classic will be playing at select theaters across the country. On June 8th, the Twin Cities Ghostbusters are bringing the ECTO-1D to Showplace ICON Theater at the West End in St. Louis Park to greet fans before the 7PM showing. Go to our events calendar for more details.

May 24, 2016

From fathomevents.com -

"Thirty-two years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, Fathom Events and Columbia Pictures invite you to celebrate the upcoming July release of Ghostbusters (2016) with the original misfit parapsychologists of Ghostbusters (1984) as the classic film returns to select cinemas nationwidefor a special two-day event on Wednesday, June 8 and Sunday, June 12. Who you gonna call?

This 80’s comedy classic, written by Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd, produced and directed by Ivan Reitman tells the story of university parapsychologists Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Dr. Raymond Stanz (Dan Aykroyd) and Dr. Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) who lose a research grant when their experiment methodology is proven to be bogus. The team decides to go into business for themselves and open ‘Ghostbusters,’ a ghost removal service. After their first successful “ghost bust,” the demand for their services increases, along with paranormal activity in New York City, and the team hires a fourth member Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson), rounding out the official Ghostbusters. The team is summoned to investigate the strange happenings in Dana Barrett’s (Sigourney Weaver) Central Park West apartment. What they discover is that all Manhattan is being besieged by ghosts and other worldly demons through a portal in her building. On their mission to save New York City, the Ghostbusters encounter Slimer, Zuul, Gozer, the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man and many more other-worldly spirits.

Along with the presentation of the original Ghostbusters, this event will feature special sneak-peek footage from director Paul Feig’s highly anticipated new film Ghostbusters, in theaters July 15, 2016!

To get excited for the release of the new movie, jump back in time to 1984 and watch these icons of comedy become jumpsuit-wearing, proton pack-carrying action heroes on the big screen."

More Stars & Cars at Wizard World

Wizard World Comic Con has added a few more special guests to their roster...not to mention a few more fabulous vehicles from your favorite movies & television shows.

 

New guests joining the guest list include: David Giuntoli (Grimm), David Ramsey (Arrow, Dexter), WWE® Superstar Paige™, Kristin Bauer (True Blood, Once Upon a Time), Franz Drameh (Legends of Tomorrow), Falk Hentschel (Legends of Tomorrow), Bitsie Tulloch (Grimm, The Artist, Concussion), Jeremy Shada (Adventure Time with Finn & Jake, Team America: World Police, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Batman: The Brave and the Bold), Sasha Roiz (Grimm, Caprica, Warehouse 13), Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Spin City, Tales of Halloween; Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves), & more. They join a guest list that includes stars from such properties as Gotham, Grimm, Supernatural, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Firefly, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, the WWE, DragonBall Z, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Stargate: Atlantis, & The Incredible Hulk television series. New guests & artists are being added to the line up all the time, so be sure to check out wizardworld.com to see if your favorite star or creative talent will be there this weekend!

May 2, 2016

The list of movie & TV vehicles rolling into Wizard World this weekend has grown as well. Among them are: Dom Toretto’s 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner (actual screen-used car from 'Furious 7'), a ‘Captain America’ tribute motorcycle, ‘Rufus’ the 1967 Chevy Impala from 'Supernatural' (replica car), & the 'Mutt Cutts' van from the 'Dumb & Dumber' films.

Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party

Surly Brewing Company is hosting a launch party for Stern Pinball's new Ghostbusters pinball machine. The Twin Cities Ghostbusters are bringing the ECTO-1D to help launch this new game in style. Best of all, you can come meet a real life Ghostbuster!

 

D&G is having the Official Launch Party to celebrate the Pro version of the game and they are bringing in some star power to help celebrate the occasion. Ernie Hudson, star of Ghostbusters, Congo, The Crow and the TV series OZ has graciously agreed to be on hand for the event. Ernie lent his voice for custom callouts in the new Ghostbusters game and he is no stranger to John Trudeau games, having also appeared in his Congo pin back in 1995.

 

Enter the Ghostbusters pinball tournament to win cash prize packages! Plus, there will be many more prizes, so don't be afraid to come on out. This is a fun and laid back open event for EVERYONE, kids included! Bring out the family for some fun!

 

The event will be at Surly Brewing Company on Saturday April 30th at 4pm. Bring your pinball skills, or come watch the pinball wizards work their magic! Check out events page for more details.

 

Apr. 8, 2016

Wizard World Comic Con is coming back to the Minneapolis Convention Center this May, & the Twin Cities Ghostbusters will be there.

 

Wizard World hosts pop culture conventions all across the country. The three day convention offers tons of things to see & do. Panels on every topic from Movies/TV to comic books to gaming. Hundreds of vendors selling rare toys/collectables, clothing, & one of a kind works of art. Artists & creators for some of the most popular comic book properties in history. Talented tattoo artists ready to give fans an awesome geek-themed tattoo on site. Not to mention creative costumes & props on full display by the many fans in attendence. Plus, the convention is very family friendly with plenty of fun stuff for the kids.

 

One of the most popular aspects of the convention is the chance to meet celebrity guests. Guests for this year include: Jewel Staite (Firefly), Robin Lord Taylor (Gotham), Cory Michael Smith (Gotham), Billy Boyd (Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Jason David Frank (Tommy Oliver/Green Power Ranger), Falk Hentschel (Legends of Tomorrow), James Frain (Gotham), Sean Schemmel (voice of Goku-Dragon Ball Z), James Marsters (Buffy/Angel), & Lou Ferrigno (the original Incredible Hulk)

 

Stars & cars at Wizard World 2016

Mar. 8, 2016

Among the many photo ops to fill up a fan's smartphone are several of the coolest vehicles in pop culture history! Our ECTO-1D will be on hand & in good company. Other vehicles coming to Wizard World this year include the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future, the classic 1960's television Batmobile & custom built motorcycles inspired by Batman, Iron Man & Captain America.

Stop by our booth to grab a poster from the new Ghostbusters movie coming to theaters July 15, 2016. To learn more about the film, go to Sony's official site at ghostbusters.com.

Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis dates & times are:

 

Friday, May 6, 2016 – 3pm - 8pm

Saturday, May 7, 2016 – 10am - 7pm

Sunday, May 8, 2016 – 10am - 4pm

 

Go to our events calendar for more info. Go to wizardworld.com for ticket prices & more. See you there!

Sony has finally given us our first look at director Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot. The trailer for the new film dropped yesterday, and it's generating big buzz.

 

New Ghostbusters Movie Trailer

Mar. 4, 2016

The film stars Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy & Leslie Jones as a new team of paranormal butt-kickers. But don't worry, original Ghostheads. Cameos have been confirmed by original cast members such as Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts...even Slimer!

Ghostbusters will hit theaters on July 15, 2016. To learn more about the film, go to Sony's official site at ghostbusters.com.

 

Check out the new trailer for Ghostbusters posted below.

 

For an extra fun little treat, go to paranormalstudieslab.com to learn more about their new Ghostbusting gear.

This summer...WHO YOU GONNA CALL?

Bustin' at Wizard World 2016

Our first major event of the year right around the corner! The Twin Cities Ghostbusters will once again bring the ECTO-1D to Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis.

 

Come out to the Minneapolis Convention Center for a one of a kind fan experience with celebrity guests, artists, panels, merch & much more!

 

Dates & times for Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis are:

Friday, May 6, 2016 – 3pm - 8pm

Saturday, May 7, 2016 – 10am - 7pm

Sunday, May 8, 2016 – 10am - 4pm


As of right now, some of the celebrity guests announced include Jewel Staite (Firefly), Robin Lord Taylor (Gotham), Billy Boyd (Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Jason David Frank (Tommy Oliver/Green Power Ranger), James Marsters (Buffy/Angel), & Lou Ferrigno (the original Incredible Hulk) to name a few. Many more will be announced soon.

 

Go to wizardworld.com for a full guest list, schedules, tickets & more.

 

Check our event calendar for more details.

 

Feb. 17, 2016

Jan. 28, 2016

Going Back to the Fifties, Again!

One of our biggest events of the year, the Back to the Fifties Weekend, is happening again this June. It's one of the largest car shows in the country! The ECTO-1D has been cruising the streets of the MN State Fairgrounds for the past 4 years at BTT50's...& she'll be back for a 5th!

 

For 3 summer days, Back to the 50's takes over the entire Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Over 12,000 vehicles are expected to take over the Minnesota State Fairgrounds this year. There are daily events, entertainment, live music, Kids World, Ladies Showcase, Swap Meet, over 300 vendors to shop & the Cruise N' Art Craft Fair. This is the ECTO-1D's time to shine each year! The event happens over Father's Day, & it's the perfect family outing for gearhead dads! During the event, you can check our Facebook page for photos, status updates & other info on each of the 3 days.

 

The event will be June 17, 18 & 19. Go to our event calendar for more details & our Facebook page will tell you where we park each day. Check out the video below for a tour of the inside & outside of the ECTO-1D from Back to the Fifites 2015.

 

In honor of the release of the new IDW Ghostbusters comic, Ghostbusters International, Hot Comics & Collectibles in New Hope, MN will have a special guest in store for a comic signing: writer, Erik Burnham. Erik will be signing copies of the new comic from 3PM to 8PM. The Twin Cities Ghostbusters will also be there to meet & greet GB fans for photo ops & ghost removal services (if needed).

 

The event will be Wednesday, January 27th. We will be there from 3PM to 6PM. Sadly, the ECTO-1D is still in winter storage, but we will be there with Slimer to put a smile on fan's faces.

 

Go to our event calendar for more details.

New GB Comic & Meet Erik Burnham!

Jan. 7, 2016