Ghostbusters is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and while the franchise’s future may be nebulous at the moment, its place in movie history is unquestionable. To honor the film’s legacy, EW’s Kyle Ryan took a tour of New York City according to Ghostbusters with Winston Zeddemore himself, Ernie Hudson.
Coinciding with the release of a 30th anniversary edition of Ghostbusters released on Blu-Ray this past Tuesday, Sept. 16, Hudson revisited some of the film’s most memorable sites. Along the way, Hudson shared memories from working on certain key scenes, like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man’s march into Columbus Circle, the destruction of 55 Central Park West, and the famous opening at the New York Public Library.
“We made New York a safer place,” Hudson says, recalling the Ghostbusters’ brave but messy stint as protectors of New York City. While a few buildings were destroyed in the film along the way, the spots Hudson recalls remain largely the same as they appeared in the 1984 film.
While fans wait eagerly for news of a new Ghostbusters film, Hudson’s trip down memory lane provides a nice glimpse into the film’s past—and should once again leave its Ray Parker Jr. theme song stuck in your head.