Visitors to Glasgow’s Riverside Museum will get an extra special treat this Halloween as a Hollywood gem goes on display,
A replica of the Ghostbusters’ spectacular Ecto-1 Cadillac has slid into place at the attraction, where it will be on show until November 10.
The famous vehicle is a modified 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Sentinel ambulance, which was converted into a limo-style car to speed the phantom fighters around Manhattan in the 2016 film Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, a remake of the 1984 original.
Members of the Ghostbusters of Glasgow group were given a rare treat when they were allowed to sit in their heroes’ car as the Ecto-1 was placed into position at Riverside ahead of its month-long visit to the museum.
Visitors to the museum can take photographs beside the car but will not be able to sit in it.
Stewart Thompson, manager of Riverside Museum, said: “The instantly identifiable Ecto 1 needs no introduction. The Ghostbusters car looks right at home amongst the world-class collection of vehicles on show at Riverside Museum.
“This Hollywood favourite is certain to make everyone smile and with its loud siren, impressive speaker set up and flashing lights we think it will be a real showstopper this autumn.
“And with its links to all things ghostly, it’s a perfect addition to the programme of fun, free family activities we have on offer at Riverside in the run up to Halloween.”
Riverside Museum is reintroducing its programme of free family activities throughout October, as well as a number of paid-for events, in the lead up to Halloween.
These include live ghost stories focused on a terrifying Gorbals vampire, child friendly ‘meet the zoologist’ sessions, which bring natural history to life, and a self-led ‘Slimy Trail’ to find ghosts hidden around the museum.
An outdoor Halloween-themed fairground and maze will be on site during the school October week, and there will be a free family disco inside the museum on the afternoon of Saturday October 29.
That night, an adult-only paid-for New-York themed Halloween disco curated by Melting Pot will also take place, with tickets on sale now.
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