The Ghostbusters franchise is still rolling strong, following up its 2016 gender-swapped reboot/sequel by returning to the original (and incredibly successful) source. Specifically, by giving audiences the best possible experience of the film.
According to Variety, Ghostbusters will be touring with a "Live in Concert" series that will show the supernatural comedy with a live orchestra playing the score — conducted by composer Elmer Bernstein’s son Peter, who served as the orchestrator of the original film.
Schirmer Theatrical president Robert Thompson said that this particular showcasing of the film is special because the film’s director, Ivan Reitman, and Bernstein are taking a hands-on approach to bringing this film back to the public.
“I’m thrilled to be presenting Ghostbusters with a live focus on Elmer Bernstein’s brilliant score,” said Reitman. “I’ve always felt that his remarkable music was the magical glue that held together the film’s unique mixture of funny, mysterious, and scary.”
Balancing all these tones helped cement Ghostbusters as an ‘80s classic and a genuine franchise that spawned a sequel and cartoon series that added to the almost $300 million box-office pull of the original. Now the comic ghosthunters, accompanied by their score and the classic Ray Parker Jr. theme, will go on tour this fall.