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Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 3rd, 2010, 8:18 am
by AJ Quick
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A select number of Ghostbusters Fans' gained access to Fire Station 23 in Downtown Los Angeles for a private tour yesterday. Fire Station No. 23 was the interior shooting location for all shots from inside the Firehouse in Ghostbusters, as well as the Brownstone party location from Ghostbusters 2. It has been used in numerous films and TV shows since Ghostbusters like The Mask, The A-Team, Big Trouble in Little China, and Flatliners. A similar Firehouse, Hook and Ladder #8 exists in New York for the exterior shots in Ghostbusters.

The group was granted access to every floor, including the roof and upstairs Chief's quarters with the last remaining firepole in the Fire Station (and yes the pole still works!). The group was also allowed to park their Ectomobile in the engine bay, and stir up some Ghostbusters 3 rumors amongst the locals. Photos and video of every square foot of the Fire Station will be available from Ghostbusters Fans soon!

Here is a video to tide you over:


Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 3rd, 2010, 8:39 am
by Kingpin
I can barely wait... hope some of the material goes online before I have to go to work tomorrow.

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 3rd, 2010, 8:45 am
by GhostbusterPM
We came. We saw. We kicked its ass!

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 3rd, 2010, 8:53 am
by Vincenzo330
I recorded every square foot of the firehouse. The camera was a little shaky and the lighting wasn't always great but I think we got it all. Unfortunately since its 1080p video the file size is huge. It's gonna take a little while to get all the video spliced and uploaded.

I'll throw one or 2 clips up on youtube right now though. Links soon to follow.

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 3rd, 2010, 9:18 am
by Gareee
VERY cool! 720P would be fine though... ;)

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 3rd, 2010, 9:25 am
by Foom Man
I recorded every square foot of the firehouse. The camera was a little shaky and the lighting wasn't always great but I think we got it all. Unfortunately since its 1080p video the file size is huge. It's gonna take a little while to get all the video spliced and uploaded.

I'll throw one or 2 clips up on youtube right now though. Links soon to follow.

Looking forward to this.

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 3rd, 2010, 9:27 am
by Boomerjinks
Hey! does this noun still verb?

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 3rd, 2010, 9:36 am
by AJ Quick
One of VinC's videos has been put up on the main post.

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 3rd, 2010, 9:40 am
by elsoldao7
That's awsome! I can imagine the buzz going around after seeing the car in there!

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 3rd, 2010, 10:14 am
by GhostbusterPM
That's awsome! I can imagine the buzz going around after seeing the car in there!
Well the car was seen driving in by a bunch of crack heads and homeless people, so I'm sure most people aren't paying much attention to the buzz they're spreading. :)

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 3rd, 2010, 10:26 am
by AJ Quick
That's awsome! I can imagine the buzz going around after seeing the car in there!
Well the car was seen driving in by a bunch of crack heads and homeless people, so I'm sure most people aren't paying much attention to the buzz they're spreading. :)
None of them tweeted?

Wait do homeless have Twitter?

Some of them have got to have DSL in their boxes.

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 3rd, 2010, 10:31 am
by GhostbusterPM

None of them tweeted?

Wait do homeless have Twitter?

Some of them have got to have DSL in their boxes.
Actually, you'd be surprised how many homeless people have laptops and cell phones in Los Angeles. I've actually met some who had facebook accounts.

I think its just the homeless crack heads that don't.

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 3rd, 2010, 12:52 pm
by kind2311
I had an amazing time both before and after. Meeting Borzou and hanging with Boomer and my friends just made for a great day. And the evening at V71's was the icing on the cake. Not a day I'll soon forget :D

Thanks Guys

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 3rd, 2010, 1:48 pm
by Gareee
Video was total aweseomeness! Did boomer wet his pants as he drove in? LOL!

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 3rd, 2010, 3:30 pm
by Vincenzo330
I had an amazing time both before and after. Meeting Borzou and hanging with Boomer and my friends just made for a great day. And the evening at V71's was the icing on the cake. Not a day I'll soon forget :D

Thanks Guys
+1 QFT

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 3rd, 2010, 3:32 pm
by Vincenzo330
This is taking me longer than I had hoped and unfortunately I have to stop for the day. I'll keep working on getting this stuff done and uploaded. Here's part 1...

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 3rd, 2010, 4:08 pm
by Kingpin
Looking great so far Vince... can't wait to see part 2. :)

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 3rd, 2010, 4:54 pm
by loyalGHOSTBUSTER
i was looking for the sing that said...."WISH YOU WAS HERE" and i wish i was there for that :(

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 3rd, 2010, 5:06 pm
by dKiD Clue
oh my!

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 3rd, 2010, 8:50 pm
by 69428scj
I'm telling you what guys, after talking to Daniel once and then not being able to reach him after multiple calls then waiting an hour and a half outside the gates, I was really scared that this wasn't going to happen. Thankfully it did and all I can say is I'm glad I was a small part of it. It was everyone who came that made it an awesome experience! Daniel was very receptive to having us back so in the future so I will be organizing more trips so stay tuned. I'm definitely looking forward to all the pics that everyone else took!

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 3rd, 2010, 8:57 pm
by MotherPussBucket
Ah man, that video is just enough to drive us crazy.

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 3rd, 2010, 11:18 pm
by gamera1968
wow, just wow - so cool!

waiting patiently for part 2 :)

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 3rd, 2010, 11:53 pm
by kevinj319
Just seems a little pricey for a unique fixer-upper opportunity, that's all.

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 4th, 2010, 2:36 am
by xtrmn8r17
KThat's f**** bad ass, now I'm rly pissed I didn't go! >:O




No one really convinced me to go, VinC...u didn't convince hard enough! Roar!

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 4th, 2010, 5:00 am
by portugueseGB
This is great news, I'm toying with the idea of building a 1:24 model after finding a way of compromising between the NY exterior and the LA interior. The video shots of the interior will be mana from heaven, even with the extensive picture gallery already available!

Cheers

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 4th, 2010, 5:05 am
by portugueseGB
A question - what is the present situation of the Fire Station 23? Is it in risk of demolition? when I "visited" it with google street view it looked derelict.

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 4th, 2010, 6:19 am
by jogi82
oh man! if i would have the money, i would build my self a house like H&L 8 with the interior of engine 23!
then i would invite all gb fans and fanfilmer!
where do i get the original construction blueprints of this locations? (just in case i get rich, or so)

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 4th, 2010, 6:46 am
by portugueseGB
oh man! if i would have the money, i would build my self a house like H&L 8 with the interior of engine 23!
then i would invite all gb fans and fanfilmer!
where do i get the original construction blueprints of this locations? (just in case i get rich, or so)
jogi82, this thread doesn't have the original blueprints (it does have info on them) but it probably is the next best thing:

http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtop ... f=7&t=9451

Building a replica of the H&L 8 with the interior of engine 23 is a challenge because the engine 23 building must be twice as long as the NY building. As part of the charm of the GB fire house comes from its size/proportions, its the interior that has to be adjusted to fit in.

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 4th, 2010, 10:56 am
by The Roach On Twelve
Ok, Whos got the pictures?

Re: Ghostbusters Fans' Invade Fire Station 23 in L.A.

PostPosted:July 4th, 2010, 11:29 am
by Vincenzo330
Unfortunately it's gonna be a few days for the pictures. Kevin's roommate Logan has them and they're currently driving from LA back to Denver.

The good news is I just finished editing part 2 of the video and it will be online in a few hours :D