Fort Macleod, a town in Alberta, is calling on Sony Canada to help make their small town dreams a reality. Filming for the upcoming sequel to the original Ghostbusters movies used the rural community back in July of 2019. Now, the town council is looking to bring Hollywood to Alberta by hosting a Ghostbusters: Afterlife premiere.
According to Lethbridge News, the Chief Administrative Officer of Fort Macleod, Sue Keenan, revealed that they’ve been in talks with Sony Canada already.
However, The Canadian Press reported that they’ve received confirmation from Sony Entertainment about an advanced showing to happen sometime this summer in Alberta.
They have yet to confirm further details on a guest list, location, or date.
Keenan told Lethbridge News that she has ideas to set up the premiere as a fundraiser for the local Empress Theatre, while also incorporating “Hollywood magic.”
She admitted that the council “hasn’t finalized their deliberations” on the idea so they’ll just have to “take a wait and see approach.”
A committee made up of the Empress Theatre Society is looking to further plan starting on February 25 in order to see that the event meets Keenan’s “first-class, first-rate” outlook.
Her prestigious event would include closing down the town's Main Street and hosting a red carpet.
The committee also reportedly plans to gain permission to screen the movies for days after the premiere in order to hold an event for the children in town.
Filming locations for the movie isn’t the only Canadian connection for this production. Director Jason Reitman was born and raised in Montreal, and the film stars Vancouver’s Finn Wolfhard.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife has a set release date of July 10 and starring alongside Wolfhard are Carrie Coon, Mckenna Grace, and Paul Rudd.