The ECTO-1 Arrives in Leicester Square


For four days only the iconic Ecto-1 car from the new Ghostbusters film will be on show at ODEON Leicester Square cinema, allowing the public to get up close and personal with the car until Sunday 26th June.

The car weighing 3 tonnes (the equivalent of a hippopotamus who eats ALOT) had to be lifted into the cinema with the doors of the cinema being removed to make way for the car.

The original 1959 Cadillac ambulance has been upgraded to a 1980’s Cadillac Fleetwood Station Wagon for the new film, which stars Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig. The car parked in Central London is a like-for-like copy of the one used during filming of the latest Ghostbusters film. It’s a shame it’s not the screen used one but we cannot complain.

 Guests visiting ODEON Leicester Square are encouraged to share their snaps using #Ghostbusters while visiting to pre-book their tickets ahead of the film’s release on Monday 11 July.

 Andy Edge, Commercial Director at ODEON UK & Ireland, said: “The long-awaited release of Ghostbusters promises to be one of this summer’s biggest hits. Parking the Ecto-1 here at ODEON Leicester Square is the perfect way for us to share the excitement with fans ahead of the big release.”

 He continued: “The Ecto-1 is an iconic car and it’ll parked in an iconic cinema for the next few days, we can’t wait to welcome guests young and old to ODEON Leicester Square.”

Guests pre-booking tickets with ODEON can also be in with a chance to win a trip to New York, whilst a number of other Ghostbusters goodies are also up for grabs online: