Thursday night was a very special one for me.  For whatever reason, ( I'm thinking Halloween or a lack of solid performers out of Hollywood recently ), those awesome WyoMovie guys decided to bring back one of the best things that the '80s had to offer - the Ghostbusters!

I, like so many other Gen - Xers, many being parents, that can still recall many of their favorite moments in an instant, get it.  The younger generation might need a little help.  To explain that this movie was cutting edge for its time, as the kids are in the midst of their superior CGI, mind-blowing effects, ultra 3D, ( and that's just in their video games ), would be difficult.  Unless you can open your mind a little bit, this will feel to them like us being forced to watch an ancient black and white film.  Uh, no   thank   you!

That being said, I loved it!  I took the honey, who has this terrible habit of allowing me to make her watch all of my old '80s classics.  Even with all of the excitement, I still just managed to make it in the knick of time.  I'm so bad that way!  To make a long story short, I missed getting to hang out with the 5th ghostbuster, who just happened to be in town.  Yes, he had the official patch, overalls, pads, and back-supported nuclear accelerator.  I never wanted to steal something so badly in my entire life!  I know, I say that a lot, but that thing was lit, charged like the ones in the movie,  and played the theme song!  Hopefully he'll return for the final two screenings.   I'd be watching that thing close, though.

I did get to sit next to him and that wonderful contraption.  I felt kind of bad that I was munching popcorn so voraciously, that there was a risk of jamming up the proton pack with hot, melted butter.  I was that close, people.

As I said before, the movie itself was great.  I don't remember if I ever saw it in a theater when I was young, so I really got into the enhanced sound experience.  We all did - even the WyoMovie guys.  Yep, they were there too, and laughed right along with us to those all too familiar lines.  It was a lot of fun to see Murray, Ramis, Aykroyd, Rick Moranis ( man, he was hysterical ) when they were young and at the top of their game.  It's also a little weird to watch a movie on the big screen where the phones have cords, and smoking is prevalent.  It's a good thing you can't get second-hand through movie screens.

Thank you WyoMovie guys for the awesome experience and letting me step back in time.

Remember that you still have two more chances to catch this wonderful movie.  It plays at the Iris downtown on Thursday the 20th and Thursday the 27th.  Showtimes are 7:00 pm.  Get there early, though, so you don't miss Ghostbuster guy.