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“Ghostbusters” re-release comes to theaters in time for Halloween

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Last week we told you that the original “Ghostbusters” would be coming back to theaters next month just in time for Halloween, but unfortunately didn’t have many details beyond that. Now, we can finally tell you when the re-release will hit theaters so you can start getting your proton pack replicas ready for the big night.

Actually, make that three big nights, as around 500 theaters across the country will show a single screening of “Ghostbusters” on Thursday, October 13 and each of the following Thursdays in October. Since it’s only the single show each night, you might want to think about getting tickets early, so you’re not stuck seeing “Sarah Palin: You Betcha!” in an empty theater, though honestly, it’s probably at least twice as scary as “Ghostbusters,” so, you know, take your pick.

While it’s not the “Ghostbusters 3” or Dan Aykroyd alien abduction news we’re all hungry for, this is still a great opportunity to see a classic movie in theaters. Not only will it be a first for the many fans that came to the franchise via VHS, DVD or seemingly endless basic cable airings, but “Ghostbusters” is somewhat of a rarity in that the humor all still holds up more than a quarter of a century after its initial release.

There’s currently no news on which theaters will actually be playing the limited rerelease, but you can follow Ghostbusters on Facebook, Twitter or even visit to keep up-to-date with the most recent developments.

Will you be lining up for “Ghostbusters” next month? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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