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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

November 19, 2009 at 2:18 PM

A moment of recognition in “New Moon”

So, I’m sitting watching “New Moon” at Cinerama last night, and the girls of Team Jacob have finally stopped screaming everytime the kid comes on screen, and we’re watching the ill-fated movie date-and-a-half (what else do you call a date that involves three people?) between Bella, Mike and Jacob, and I’m thinking, wow, that theater looks familiar. Indeed it was: The Ridge, my neighborhood moviehouse in Vancouver, B.C., where I grew up and where “New Moon” was shot. (The first “Twilight” movie was primarily filmed in Oregon; the second two in Vancouver B.C. Yes, it’s supposed to be Forks, Washington, but the filmmakers didn’t shoot there.) The Ridge, which has been around forever, has a distinctively skinny lobby with a staircase on one side, on which Jacob and Bella sit. I think I’ve sat there too, and maybe even on a date, though not with a werewolf.
If you grew up in Vancouver, you see a lot of familiar sights on screen, as so many movies and TV shows shoot there. And you’re often amused by geography: Vancouver is usually passing for some other city (often Seattle), and you see funny stuff like Al Pacino, in “88 Minutes,” driving down the Seattle viaduct and, immediately afterwards, arriving at the University of British Columbia campus.
Ever been surprised by an oh-so-familiar location in a movie? Do share.

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