The Rockefeller Plaza is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres built by the Rockefeller family in Midtown Manhattan in 1939.


After the bust at the Sedgewick Hotel, the Ghostbusters had a case at Rockefeller Plaza. They were seen exiting the complex near the bronze gilded statue of Prometheus, with one full Trap. Peter Venkman held it. Weeks later, Slimer manifested outside the center in and was discovered inside a hot dog vendor's cart.


  • During the film commentary, it was noted the crew was being chased off Rockefeller by security.[1][2][3]
    • The security guard can be seen in the teaser trailer but not in the movie itself.
  • The Sabrett Hot Dog Vendor's scene was one of the first things shot for Ghostbusters.[4]
  • The Sabrett Hot Dog cart was at the Rockefeller Center; specifically in front of the McGraw-Hill Building at 1221 Avenue of the Americas.
  • On the regular cover of Ghostbusters International #9, the Rockefeller Center is referenced in the lower left corner.


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  1. Joe Medjuck (2005). Ghostbusters- Commentary (2005) (DVD ts. 40:07-40:08). Columbia TriStar Home Video. Joe Medjuck says: "The guy here is not an actor, he was really chasing. "
  2. Ivan Reitman (2005). Ghostbusters- Commentary (2005) (DVD ts. 40:08-40:14). Columbia TriStar Home Video. Ivan Reitman says: "The guy chasing was really someone from the Rockefeller Center because it was illegal to shoot there. "
  3. Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters, p. 91 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685. Joe Medjuck says: "Most of the montage was shot in one day in New York. We had been working late the night before with the full crew, then got up early in the morning and went all over town with a small crew, shooting stuff. We went to Chinatown, Rockefeller Center, 42nd Street, Saks Fifth Avenue and the United Nations -- all in one day. We didn't really have permits to shoot in any of these places -- we just made quick stops here and there. That's pretty much the way Ivan made movies in the old days -- a small crew, moving fast. We had two small trucks with equipment, and Danny was actually driving the Ectomobile, having a great time. And the crowds on 42nd Street are real. You put Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd on a street corner, and you have no trouble drawing a crowd."
  4. Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters, p. 146 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685. Joe Medjuck says: "The hot dog vendor was one of the very first things we shot. It was included because it provided an opportunity for us to reintroduce the Onionhead ghost from the hotel - again eating and belching. Not only that, we thought, ' How can we shoot the streets of New York without including a hot dog cart?'"


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