The infamous Ecto-1 car from the newest Ghostbusters movie has been unveiled today at ODEON Leicester Square ahead of the blockbuster reboot hitting cinemas in July. Ghostbusters fans can visit the car, which is parked in the foyer of the iconic cinema, from today (22 June) until Sunday (26 June)

The infamous Ecto-1 car from the newest Ghostbusters movie has been unveiled today at ODEON Leicester Square ahead of the blockbuster reboot hitting cinemas in July. Ghostbusters fans can visit the car, which is parked in the foyer of the iconic cinema, from today (22 June) until Sunday (26 June)

The Ecto-1 car from the new GHOSTBUSTERS movie will be parking up at ODEON Metrocentre ahead of the long-awaited reboot hitting cinemas on Monday 11 July.

ODEON – Europe’s largest cinema chain – will be giving fans a chance to celebrate the return of GHOSTBUSTERS by getting up close and personal with the famous car on Friday 8 July.  

The original 1959 Cadillac ambulance has been upgraded to a 1980’s Cadillac Fleetwood Station Wagon for the new film, which stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. The car parked in Gateshead is an identical copy of the one used during filming of the latest GHOSTBUSTERS film.

Guests visiting ODEON Metrocentre will be encouraged to share their snaps using #GHOSTBUSTERS and to pre-book their tickets with ODEON ahead of the film’s release.

Guests pre-booking tickets online with ODEON will be in with a chance of winning a trip to New York, whilst a number of other GHOSTBUSTERS goodies will also up for grabs: http://www.odeon.co.uk/films/GHOSTBUSTERS/16594/ Terms & Conditions apply.

QUICK FIRE FACTS ABOUT THE GHOSTBUSTERS ECTO-1

  • In the original concepts of GHOSTBUSTERS, the Ecto-1 even had the ability to dematerialise
  • Only one car was used during filming of the first movie
  • During filming for GHOSTBUSTERS II, the car was in such bad shape it broke down on the middle of Brooklyn Bridge
  • The car weighs a total of 3 tonnes (the equivalent of one very heavy hippopotamus!)  

Sue Peel, General Manager at ODEON Metrocentre, said: “The long-awaited release of GHOSTBUSTERS promises to be one of this summer’s biggest hits. Parking the Ecto-1 at ODEON Metrocentre is the perfect way for us to share the excitement with fans ahead of the big release.”

She continued: “The Ecto-1 is such an iconic car and we can’t wait to welcome guests young and old to ODEON Metrocentre to enjoy this legend of cinema.”

ODEON, Europe’s largest cinema chain, will be showing GHOSTBUSTERS from Monday 11 July. Tickets are available to pre-book now at ODEON cinemas across the UK and at ODEON.co.uk – with no booking fees.

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