With Music to accompany the post.
Being the GEEK that I am, I took full advantage on a family trip to New York to scope out some of the filming locations on one of my all time favourite childhood movies, Ghostbusters!
|Your girlfriend lives in the corner penthouse... of Spook Central!|
|The real Spook Central - Somewhat shorter in real life.|
As you can see above, the famous apartment building on the south side of central park. Not quite as massive as it appeared in the movie. The building itself and the structures around it were heavily edited in the movie using Matte Painting, and hence why I didn't do a long shot from further back in central park. You just wouldn't have been able to see the building! Still a creepy looking place though! (And yes it had just poured down. And yes I am soaked!)
|Back Off Man ! I'm A Scientist !|
|Listen ! Can you smell something ?|
|New York Public Library - The one and only!|
On to the New York Public Library, where our Ghoul fighting team experience their first ghost. I didn't go in as the interior of the Library in Ghostbusters was filmed in a completely different Library in California so nothing to see.
OK. So I was so GUTTED about this next one!!!
|24 Hours a day, 7 Days a week, No Job is too big, No Fee is too big.|
I managed to walk past the building twice before realising that it was the Ghostbusters Fire house. I was sooo gutted that it was all covered up and a completely lost photo opportunity. (Good excuse to go back as far as I'm concerned).
|Being miserable and treating other people like dirt is every New Yorkers God-given right!|
|The Ghostbusters II Art museum aka The National Museum of the American Indian|
So strictly speaking, a Ghostbusters II film location however this building was the Art Museum that the possessed picture of Vigo resided in. It looks very different not covered in Pink Slime though!
I managed to miss several other picture opportunities even though I was in the right place:
- The restaurant across the road from "Spook Central" (Tavern On The Green) where Louis gets attacked by the beast had a lot of security standing around it meaning I couldn't get a photo at the back of the place where Louis is attacked. It is however right across the road from Spook Central.
- I walked straight through Rockefeller Plaza without getting a photo in front of the golden statue.
Once again, a great reason to go back!