Ghostbusters car heads to North East shopping centre

The car from the new film
The car from the new film
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The famous Ecto-1 car from the new Ghostbusters film will be parking up at the Metrocentre on Friday.

The Cadillac is heading to Gateshead

The Cadillac is heading to Gateshead

Ahead of the long-awaited remake hitting cinemas on Monday July 11, the Cadillac will be at the shopping centre's Odean cinema for one day only.

The original 1959 Cadillac ambulance has been upgraded to a 1980’s Cadillac Fleetwood Station Wagon for the new film, which stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth.

The car that will be parked in Gateshead is an identical copy of the one used during filming of the latest film.

Sue Peel, general manager at Odeon Metrocentre, said: “The long-awaited release of Ghostbusters promises to be one of this summer’s biggest hits. Parking the Ecto-1 at Odeon Metrocentre is the perfect way for us to share the excitement with fans ahead of the big release.”

She continued: “The Ecto-1 is such an iconic car and we can’t wait to welcome guests young and old to enjoy this legend of cinema.”

Visitors will be encouraged to share their snaps using #Ghostbusters and to pre-book their tickets with Odeon ahead of the film’s release.

Those pre-booking tickets online with will be in with a chance of winning a trip to New York, whilst a number of film merchandise will also up for grabs at: http://www.odeon.co.uk/films/GHOSTBUSTERS/16594/

Ecto-1 Facts

*In the original concepts of Ghostbusters, the Ecto-1 even had the ability to dematerialise

*Only one car was used during filming of the first movie

*During filming for Ghostbusters II, the car was in such bad shape it broke down on the middle of Brooklyn Bridge

*The car weighs a total of 3 tonnes