Synopsis
After three Parapsychology professors get kicked out of university for 'sloppy work' they decide they have enough evidence of ghosts to set up shop as "Ghostbusters" - a team dedicated to paranormal investigation and elimination. A Ghost wave starts sweeping New York City and the mayor has to call them in to save the day!

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Filming Locations Title

Ghostbusters was set in New York City. However, filming was split between New York City and Los Angeles.

The headquarters of the Ghostbusters

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Address: Hook and Ladder 8, 14 N. Moore St., Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Used numerous times during the movie, this real life fully operational Fire Station (Hook & Ladder 8) was used as the headquarters of the Ghostbusters.

This filming location was also in:
Ghostbusters 2

Dana Barrett's Apartment (aka Spook Central)

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Address: 55 Central Park West, Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Dana Barrett and Louis Tully live at 55 Central Park West. This becomes the gateway Zuul uses to cross over to our dimension.

This filming location was also in:
Elf

Restaurant where Louis gets attacked

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Address: Tavern on the Green, Central Park at West 67th Street, Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Tavern on the Green is a delightful restaurant in Central Park and I'm 100% positive in real life, they'd let you in to escape a ghost dog that wanted to posses you.

Fountain where Pete Venkman meets 'The Stiff'

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Address: Lincoln Center, 140 W. 65th St, Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Outside the Lincoln Centre is the attractive fountain where Peter Venkman tells Dana about Zuul, organises a date AND meets "The Stiff"!

This filming location was also in:
Producers, The (1968) | Sweet Home Alabama

Haunted New York Library from the opening titles

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Address: New York Public Library, 5th Ave. between 40th and 42nd Streets, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

The New York Public Library was haunted at the beginning of the film. Luckily for us only the external shots of the building were filmed here.

This filming location was also in:
Day After Tomorrow, The | Spider-man

The Library Basement

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Address: Los Angeles Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, California, USA

One of the famous tricks of Hollywood. Film in 1 location, open a door and hey presto new locations. This is the basement where the Librarian, and later the guys, see their first ghost. Despite the external and upstairs of the Library being filmed In New York (see above), the basment was filmed in Los Angles Central Library.

Thrown out of Uni

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Address: Columbia University, Broadway Between 116th and 120th Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

After getting thrown out of University, Ray and Peter sit on the steps of the University Library discussing their future (While drowning their sorrows).

This filming location was also in:
Spider-man

You're never gonna regret this Ray!

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Address: Bank of New York, 1 Wall Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Ray under the wise(?) guidance of Peter takes out 3 mortgages to help fund the purchase of the old Fire Station.

We came, we saw, we kicked its ass!

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Address: Biltmore Hotel, 506 S. Grand Avenue (Between 5th and 6th Street), Los Angeles, California, USA

The "Sedgewick Hotel" is where the Ghostbusters capture their first ghost. In reality the Sedgewick Hotel is in Los Angeles not New York and it's the famous Biltmore Hotel.

This filming location was also in:
Beverly Hills Cop | Rocky 3

Jeff's Notes Title
Jeff!At the firestation (Ghostbusters HQ), just through the archway you can see the sign from Ghostbusters 2 which was donated to the Fire Station after filming the sequel. The Fire Station also sells T-Shirts showing the Ghostbusters Logo fighting a fire.