Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd: Ghostbusters in Kingston

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Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray with Scott Burns in Harrowsmith

Saturday afternoon, Bill Murray sightings in Kingston were popping up in social media posts that culminated in a pizza pickup in nearby Harrowsmith.

Not surprisingly, Bill was in town visiting with his friend and fellow Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd, a Kingston area resident who has his ancestral home on Loughborough Lake.

Dan and Bill were cast members in the early days of Saturday Night Live. Aykroyd one of the original “Not Ready for Prime Time Players” and Murray joining the show in its second season. The two went on to star in Ghostbusters with Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson – the top box office movie of 1984, that was conceived by Dan Aykroyd at his Loughborough Lake home.

This weekend, the two actors were first seen together in Toronto on Friday evening when Murray held an eclectic and entertaining concert at Koerner Hall with Jan Vogler & Friends.

Bill Murray performed Saint Säens with Jan Vogler & Friends on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” last week:

Aykroyd was in the audience at Koerner Hall on Friday and the duo were first spotted the next day in Kingston at Chez Piggy restaurant.

Dan and Bill were dining with a couple of friends at around 5 pm and soon after leaving were seen at Cookes Fine Foods where Bill purchased a huge wedge of cheese (and reportedly wore it on his head).

The final local encounter was at The Pizza Place in Harrowsmith at about 9:30 pm, according to Scott Burns, who had his photo taken with the two actors.

According to his interview with 98.9 The Drive on Monday, Scott says a pick up order was placed under a different name and the two actors soon walked in to pay for it.


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Not your typical customers, Bill soon asked him to change the channel on the restaurant’s television (the reason why is likely revealed below) and Dan – who has been a regular customer of the pizzeria for many years – needed some help with a car problem.

Check out Scott’s interview with Reid & Ben on 98.9 The Drive for more about their visit and to find out which celebrity Scott met back in day when he delivered a pizza to Dan’s Loughborough Lake home.

It appears Bill Murray left the Kingston area by the next day, when he was seen catching Sunday’s Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field… and helped some fellow Cubs fans make an important announcement (click/tap to watch):


October 17th Update: This just began in downtown Kingston today. It would have been FANTASTIC if he was set up by last weekend and Dan & Bill had posed for pix with him!

Martello Alley is on Wellington Street between Princess and Queen Streets.