A movie filmed in Frankemuth is opening soon and the public is invited to a special screening of the film. “A Christmas Movie Christmas” will show on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bavarian Inn Lodge. Tickets were being sold online prior to this showing. For more information, call (989) 652-6613 ext. 104.
“A Christmas Movie Christmas” was filmed earlier this year and will premiere at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 27 on cable television network UPtv. The film was primarily filmed at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, along with other locations around the Great Lakes Bay Region such as the Bavarian Inn Lodge and the Rupprecht Vacation Haus.
“A Christmas Movie Christmas” stars Lana McKissack and Kimberly Daugherty as sisters who are transported to the magical Christmas town and learn the true meaning of the season, with help from a cast that includes Randy Wayne, Brant Daugherty, and Ryan Merriman.
Producers enlisted the help of hundreds of extras from Frankenmuth and surrounding locations across two weeks in March, with some familiar faces visible in the promotional video that shows River Place Shops as the fictional town of Holiday Falls.
Danny Roth is a producer with Almost Never Films, the company in charge of production for ‘A Christmas Movie Christmas.’ “I am very excited for everyone who was a part of this film to watch the premiere and to see the beautiful backdrop of River Place Shops come to life as part of our fictional town, Holiday Falls,” Roth said. “We are grateful for the support of Michael Zehnder, Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn, River Place Shops, the City of Frankenmuth and countless others who played a role in helping this film come to life.”
River Place Shops was a perfect set for the holiday film, said Michael Keller Zehnder, owner of Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Inc., which owns and operates the German-themed shopping complex located at 925 S. Main St. “We cannot wait to see the hard work and creativity of so many people be realized with the premiere of the film on UPtv, and are grateful for everyone’s support and enthusiasm,” Zehnder said. “The film is a great reminder of how blessed we are to live in a community as beautiful and welcoming as Frankenmuth.”