Derry Returns to Port Hope – “Greetings from Fairview”

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The area of Mill Street and Walton Street has once again been transformed into Derry, Maine.

Reaper’s Image Productions – the production company that filmed here in Spring 2023 – has returned to Port Hope to film more scenes for the upcoming project, “Greetings from Fairview”.

The filming schedule: filming is scheduled to take place in the downtown core beginning at 7:00 p.m. on March 2, overnight until 5:00 a.m. on March 3.

From parking meters, signs along the road and even fake snow has helped transform the area to Derry, Maine.

The Port Hope Development Team Office has a new sign out front as the Township of Derry Police Department with Chief of Police, Clint Bowers.

A plaque on the Walton Street bridge reads:

CAPITOL THEATER • CITY OF DERRY

RICHARD GREGORY- 1905

This property possesses national significance in commemorating the history of Maine. Built upon the site of the original Capitol Theater, this building was designed by American architect Richard Gregory and constructed in 1905 following the devastating explosion at the Derry Iron Works; an important landmark. Built as a way to bring the people of the town together, it attracted over 800 people to attend the gala celebrating its opening. Today the Capitol Theater stands as a testament to the resilience of the people of Derry who persevered in the aftermath of the ironworks disaster.

It is a reminder of the importance of community and of the power of entertainment to bring people together in difficult times. This plaque is dedicated to the memory of all those who lost their lives in the fire and to the legacy of the theater as a beacon of hope and joy in the town of Derry.

This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Buildings by the Derry Historical Society.

Road closures and traffic stops in Port Hope will take place on Saturday (March 2) at the following locations.

Walton Street (from Mill Street to Ontario Street) and

Mill Street (from Barrett Street to Peter Street)

Intermittent pedestrian delays: 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

Full road closure: 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Intermittent traffic stops: 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.

Robertson Street (from Queen Street to Mill Street)

Intermittent pedestrian delays: 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

Intermittent traffic stops: 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.

Parking impacts
Please note that parking will be restricted in the designated filming zones along Walton Street (from Mill Street to Ontario Street) and Mill Street (from Barrett Street to Peter Street). Parking restrictions will begin starting at 4:00 p.m., in preparation for filming activities beginning at 7:00 p.m. During the day on March 2, street parking in the designated areas of Walton St. will be available for short duration only.

Alternative Parking
If you are visiting the downtown on Saturday, March 2, consider using the following parking locations:
Municipal parking lots: Town Hall, Elias Street lots, Cavan Street parking lot
Street parking: Queen Street, Augusta Street, John Street, Upper Walton Street, and parking on surrounding residential streets.
Please note that the former Lakeland Place parking lot at 74 Queen Street and the parking lot at 5 Mill Street South will not be available for public parking as it has been reserved for use by the Production company.

Pete Fisher
Author: Pete Fisher

Has been a photojournalist for over 30-years and have been honoured to win numerous awards for photography and writing over the years. Best selling author for the book Highway of Heroes - True Patriot Love

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