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Two of Calgary’s historic apartments featured in Ghostbusters sequel

CALGARY – Two of Calgary’s historic apartments are featured in the upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife movie.

The Congress Apartments and the Anderson Apartments appear in Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which was originally scheduled to be released in the U.S. on July 10, 2020, but postponed to June 11, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The premise of Ghostbusters: Afterlife sees two children and their single mother, after being evicted from their home, move to a farm in Summerville, Oklahoma, inherited from their late grandfather. When the town experiences a series of unexplained earthquakes, the children discover their family’s link to the original Ghostbusters.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife, a supernaturalcomedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Reitman and Gil Kenan, stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, and Paul Rudd. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts their roles from the original films.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is the direct sequel to Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989) and the fourth film in the Ghostbusters series.

Congress Apartments ‘haunted

The Congress Apartments, located at 721 – 13 Ave SW, Calgary, Alta., were built in 1911 at the height of Calgary’s pre-World War I boom. A year later, a twin building was built beside it and called the Moxam.

The Congress Apartments are also in the Ghost Stories of Alberta book. Legend has it, a resident who died of old age in an upper floor suite in the 1920s haunts the building. Maybe that explains a murder that took place in one of the upper floor suites in the early ’90s.

Anderson Apartments featured in horror movie

The six-storey Anderson Apartments was an old hotel built in 1912 in Lower Mount Royal. They are located at 804 – 18 Ave SW, Calgary, Alta. The building has a birdcage elevator.

A psychological horror movie The Dorm was shot at The Anderson Apartments. The Dorm revolves around an awkward college freshman who struggles with major self-esteem issues but undergoes a transformation into a flawless, seductive beauty at the hands of her new dorm mates. It came out in 2015.

So, are Calgary’s Congress Apartments and the Anderson Apartments really haunted? Watch the movie and decide for yourself. 👻

-Alberta Press staff

reporter@albertapressleader.ca