"Ghostbusters" kicks off Putnam classic films


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Posted Online: Feb. 06, 2013, 9:43 am
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com

When you want to see a hilarious, otherworldly comedy with a six-story-tall Stay Puft man -- and make your own slime -- who ya gonna call?

Tonight, the 1984 classic "Ghostbusters" launches the Putnam Museum Giant Screen Theater spring schedule of its "Theater Throwback" series on Thursdays. It will be shown at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

The rest of the list of cinematic greats is:

-- Feb. 14: "The Sting," at6 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., plus Feb.17 at 4:15 p.m.
-- Feb. 21: "Jaws" at6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
-- Feb. 28: "The Blues Brothers" at6 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.
-- March 7: "E.T." at 6p.m. and 8:30 p.m., plus March 10 at 4:15 p.m.
-- March 14: "Saturday Night Fever" at6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
-- March 21: "Back to the Future" at6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
-- March 28: "The Godfather" at7 p.m., plusMarch 31 at 3 p.m.

Individual movie tickets are$8.50 for adults;$7.50 for seniors, students and military;$6.50 for children.
Members receive $1 off these prices. You can get the whole series for $56 (adults) $48 (seniors/students/military) or$40 (youth).Wine, beer and frozen drinks are available for purchase during this series. One type of selected candy will be $1 each week during the series.

For more information, visit putnam.org or call (563) 324-1933.



















 



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