Two days of filming in April 2017 transformed downtown Fernie into a Hollywood movie set. File photo

Cold Pursuit, filmed in Fernie, hitting the big screen on February 7

Cold Pursuit to show at Vogue Theatre for two weeks from Thursday, February 7

UPDATE: Cold Pursuit will arrive in Fernie a day early. Opening night, which is now on Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m., will coincide with the world premiere.

The wait is finally over. Cold Pursuit featuring Liam Neeson and partially filmed in downtown Fernie is soon to hit the big screen at the Vogue Theatre. The film will launch on Thursday, February 7 and will remain in Fernie for two weeks.

Since its release in October, the trailer for Cold Pursuit has been viewed by over three million people worldwide.

The film is anticipated by hardcore Neeson fans around the world, but for Fernie locals the release of this new film is extra special.

“It’s always special to have your town reflected in a big budget Hollywood feature, and to put it up on the big screen is pretty cool,” said Vogue Theatre owner Dennis Djonlich.

During the two days of filming in Fernie during April of 2017, the downtown core was transformed into the fictional Colorado town of Kehoe. The CIBC bank became the town sheriff’s office, and a bar fight was filmed in the Royal Hotel. Some locals were even lucky enough to star in the film as extras.

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At the time, mayor Mary Giuliano talked about meeting Neeson in the streets and how he had commented on how beautiful Fernie was, and that he couldn’t want to come back and fly fish.

This is the third Hollywood film in Fernie in recent years. Previous movies shot in Fernie include Hot Tub Time Machine, and Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups.

Visit Ferniemovies.com for more info. Visit the Facebook event page for more info on the opening night.

 

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