Movie star pops into Kettering Odeon to watch Ghostbusters blockbuster

The film star visited his hometown cinema

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Stand up comedian, podcaster, TV panellist and champion of all things Kettering James Acaster popped into the town’s Odeon cinema to watch his screen debut with friends.

The funnyman-turned-movie actor has joined a much-loved Hollywood franchise starring in Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire as inventor Lars Pinfield.

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Mr Acaster shared that he would be visiting his hometown multiplex to watch the film in his latest podcast, and true to his word he dropped by much to the amazement of patrons.

James Acaster with staff from The Odeon cinema in Kettering/National WorldJames Acaster with staff from The Odeon cinema in Kettering/National World
James Acaster with staff from The Odeon cinema in Kettering/National World

As well as enjoying the film with friends, Mr Acaster signed the Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire poster in which he features in a red Ghostbuster anorak.

The autographed poster is now on display in the foyer and it is believed the memorabilia will be used to raise money for mental health charity Mind.

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In the movie a bespectacled Mr Acaster co-stars with Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, McKenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Logan Kim, Celeste O’Connor, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts.

James Acaster star of Ghostbusters:Frozen Empire signs the poster on display at the Odeon in Kettering/National WorldJames Acaster star of Ghostbusters:Frozen Empire signs the poster on display at the Odeon in Kettering/National World
James Acaster star of Ghostbusters:Frozen Empire signs the poster on display at the Odeon in Kettering/National World
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To portray Lars Pinfield, Mr Acaster watched the original films and studied the Egon Spengler character, an inventor in the original film.

Dan Aykroyd, who reprises his iconic role, gave the Kettering star his seal of approval describing him as ‘great’, ‘very funny’ and ‘wonderful’.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire sees Ghostbusters new and old must unite to protect their home and save the world from a second ice age.

Local fans can see Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, (classified as a 12a) at the Odeon in Kettering, The Savoy in Corby, and Cineworld Rushden Lakes & IMAX .