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Bust spirits and search for Slimer at these 7 'Ghostbusters' filming locations in New York City
The original Ghostbusters opens with something strange in the neighborhood-specifically at the New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwartzman building in Midtown Manhattan. The 1984 movie, sequel, and recent reboots were all filmed (at least partially) on location around New York City.
Filming Locations for Ghostbusters (1984)
Although the phenomenally successful supernatural comedy is set in New York, its filming locations are divided between New York and Los Angeles. The first of many supernatural appearances occurs in the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue, where the marble lions in the opening shots flank the wide flight of steps along Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets.