In celebration of the upcoming debut of Ghostbusters: Afterlife—exclusively in U.S. movie theaters on November 19—Signarama, a member of the United Franchise Group-affiliated family of brands and the world’s leading sign franchise, has made signs for countless enthusiastic organizations and recently connected with an exceptionally passionate group, The Buffalo Ghostbusters.
The Buffalo Ghostbusters raised funds to recreate the infamous Ghostbuster sign that hung over the Tribeca neighborhood, New York fire station, Hook and Ladder No. 8.
For those who are not familiar with the Ghostbusters movie franchise, Hook and Ladder No. 8, in the Tribeca neighborhood of Lower Manhattan in New York City, New York, was featured in the original franchise as the Ghostbusters headquarters and is not only a destination for Ghostbusters fans, but also a historical building.
“We are no strangers to iconic signage,” says Dawn Tiritter-Bent, co-owner of Signarama Huntington Station for over thirty years with her brother Mike Ziccardi. “We want our customers to trust that we will get the job done while maintaining the historical integrity of the project. Together with our network, there’s no job we can’t complete.”
Signarama’s passion for branding and signage is a match made in heaven for passionate groups like The Buffalo Ghostbusters who are also a fixture in the local community. They are known for dressing in full Ghostbuster gear at community events to raise money for charities such as Toys for Tots, Camp Good Days, Make A Wish Foundation, and of course, firehouses.
At first, The Buffalo Ghostbuster’s plan was to replace the sign with a prop, but when their go-fund-me campaign exceeded expectations, they commissioned Signarama, Huntington Station, to construct a true-to-life recreation. The two-sided LED sign has been completed and is now on display outside the firehouse.
“We expected to raise a thousand dollars for this project,” said Dan Liberg of the Buffalo Ghostbusters. “But once donations exceeded the original amount, we decided we needed to do right by the sign and replace it to its original glory. We’re all so proud of our involvement in the sign and are so excited that Signarama loved being a part of it too!”
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About Buffalo Ghostbusters
The Buffalo Ghostbusters have been keeping Western New York “ghost free for charity” since 2011. As an official Ghost Corps franchise, it is important to spread joy to others by volunteering and giving back to the community. The Buffalo Ghostbusters are duly authorized to eradicate, exterminate, and/or entrap any and all supernatural manifestations or paranormal phenomena occurring within their jurisdiction by giving back to their community through character appearances at local business openings, comic conventions, parties and event appearances, and more. They have steadily raised more money each year for various charity efforts including Toys for Tots, the Vasculitis Foundation, Roswell Park, Camp Good Days and Make A Wish Foundation.
About Ghostbusters: Afterlife
From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman comes the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe. In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. The film is written by Gil Kenan & Jason Reitman.
Based on the 1984 film Ghostbusters, an Ivan Reitman film written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Executive producers are Dan Aykroyd, Gil Kenan, Jason Blumenfeld, Michael Beugg, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth. The film stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Annie Potts and Paul Rudd.