Anticipation Builds As Movie Season Starts Up Once Again In Port Hope – Could This Be IT?

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They came by the hundreds, possibly even by the thousands to try and land a part in front or behind the cameras.
The film is called Largo, but by the amount of people that showed up on Friday to the former Canadian Tire store, everyone believed the film will be the follow-up film to the Stephen King horror thriller IT which was previously filmed in Port Hope.
Parts of the town were transformed into Derry, Maine.
Anticipation is building for this summer.
This is the release issued by the town of Port Hope.

IT superfan, 15-year-old Marc Rubin and his father Steve drove from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to see if he could somehow get a part.  Rubin was told they would only looking for locals.  Dejected, Rubin said he will still travel to Port Hope while the movie is being filmed.


June 20, 2018
Residents are advised that Third Act Productions Inc. has made an application to the Municipality of Port Hope to film interior and exterior scenes for a feature film produced by Warner Bros. and New Line Entertainment called “Largo” at various locations throughout Port Hope.
Filming times are have been outlined (below), but are subject to change.
The production company has been working closely with the Municipality of Port Hope, and in particular with the Marketing and Tourism Office, to ensure that the community is well informed of the filming proposal and schedule.
All emergency access as well as access to homes, businesses and/or driveways will be maintained at all times unless arrangements are made with the owners in advance.
During filming, members of Port Hope Police Service will be on hand to help with traffic and crowd control. Parts of the movie are set in the year 1989 and, as such, traffic control will be required on specific sections of streets and sidewalks so that it can be dressed to fit the period. This includes cars on the streets.
Most scenes take place during daylight hours and filming will take place in the range of 7 am to 11 pm each filming day. Generally,
a typical filming day will take approximately 10-12 hours of filming with some set up time each morning and some time to clean
up at the end of each day. Scenes are filmed in pieces and do not usually go for long periods of time, with each “take” lasting
approximately 1-5 minutes. It is at this time that pedestrians and vehicle traffic will be asked to “hold” from entering the filming area
until each take is complete. Once the take is complete, the “hold” will be released. Advance filming notice signs will be placed in highly visible areas to let the public know of the proposed work.
Questions and concerns can be directed to Mike Bruce, Assistant Locations Manager at 647-837-3314, or Alternatively, you may contact the Municipality of Port Hope Marketing and Tourism office: Kevin Narraway at (905) 376-6737 or Kendra Simmons at 905-376-2792.
Third Act Productions Inc. (“Largo”) Proposed Filming Dates (Times TBD) and Locations – Subject to change*

JULY, 2018
Monday, July 30: (Exterior) 24 Walton St., DAY

Tuesday, July 31:
– (Interior / Exterior) Capitol Theatre, DAY
– John St. Viaduct between Alexander St. and Hayward St.
AUGUST, 2018
Monday, August 27: (Exterior) Memorial Park, DAY
Monday, September 10:
– (Exterior) Main St. (Walton St), DAY. Car driving off.
– (Exterior) Various Streets, DAY; Walking montage
– (Exterior) Street (TBD) DAY/DUSK; two people, one bike riding down the street

Tuesday, September 11:
– (Exterior) River, DAY; Location TBD
– Bloomsgrove St.
– (Exterior) 24-28 Walton St., DAY

Wednesday, September 12:
– Interior / Exterior Keene’s Pharmacy, DAY

Thursday, September 13:
– (Interior) Keene’s Pharmacy, DAY

Friday, September 14:
– (Exterior) Carlyle Hotel, Day/Night
– Canadian Tire Store

Monday, September 17:
– Walton St. Bridge, NIGHT

Tuesday, September 18 to Friday, September 21:
– (Exterior) Robertson St. Bridge, NIGHT (7pm-7am); possible road closure for stunt work.
– (Exterior) Carnival (Lakeland Place), NIGHT. Full carnival set up.
– (Exterior) Queen St .and Robertson St. Bridge, NIGHT. “Walking and talking down the street to the

Monday, September 24:
– Interior / Exterior 45 Walton St., DAY
– Various Establishing shots of town (tbd)

Tuesday, September 25:
– Canadian Tire Studio, 10 Robertson St.

Wednesday, September 26:
– (Interior / Exterior) Joie De Vivre “2nd hand Store”, DAY.
– Capitol Theatre 1989, DAY
– (Exterior) Town Hall, NIGHT
Monday, October 22:
– Memorial Park, DAY

Tuesday, October 23:
– Memorial Park, DAY
– Canadian Tire Studio, 10 Robertson St.

Wednesday October 24:
– Canadian Tire Studio, 10 Robertson St.

Pete Fisher
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