A few examples from my era? Jurassic Park is the first one I remember. Then Independence Day. Titanic was a HUGE one. The Matrix. Star Wars Episode 1. Then there was Harry Potter, Fellowship of the Ring. The first Spider-Man.
I have vivid memories of seeing each of those movies for the first time(minus Titanic), and I cherish them. There was an electricity in the air as soon as the lights in the theatre went down.
I was born in 1988 so I missed out on Ghostbusters mania. I never saw either film with an audience during its original run. I’m interesting in anyone who was around then sharing their stories. What was it like? How did it compare to other big movies? How many times did you see it in theatres?
One thing about Ghostbusters that’s always been hard for me to imagine is the Ray Parker Jr song being such a big hit. I mean...it’s an ok song. It works well in the movie. But for radio stations or MTV to be playing it non stop & for it to reach #1?? That just seems so odd to me.
So please. Share your Ghostbusters 1 OR 2 stories with us. Anything you can remember. Do you remember seeing the trailers and being excited for it? Was it a hotly anticipated film? Did you see it opening night?