5 MORE Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Upstate New York
Part one of our "Movie" series highlighted the towns of Sharon Springs, Troy, Ballston Spa, Hurley, and South Dayton. Here are 5 MORE movies that were filmed in Upstate, New York.
1. Back in 1994 Anthony Hopkins played a freakish and peculiar doctor in The Road to Wellville. The film was shot in New Paltz, New York and featured the historic Mohonk Mountain House. Stephen King's: The Shining takes place at a hotel in Colorado called "The Stanley," however many New York natives claim that the inspiration for the movie actually stemmed from the Mohonk Mountain House. If you ever get a chance to visit the enormous Gothic mansion, let us know if you see a set of twins wearing powder blue dresses, staring down a spooky,dark corridor.
Here's a scene from The Road to Wellville:
2. Seabiscuit starring Tobey Maguire, was filmed at the historic Saratoga Race Course in 2003. The inspirational story is about an undersized thoroughbred who lifts the spirits of others by achieving many victories on the track. When it comes to making spectators smile and cheer, Seabiscuit doesn't horse around. Many other films were shot in the North Country of Saratoga Springs including: The Horse Whisperer, Billy Bathgate, The Way We Were, and "My Old Man," starring Kristy Mcnichol.
Here's a scene that features Sea Biscuit's first win.
3.Place Beyond the Pines starring Ryan Gosling was filmed in the Electric City of Schenectady, New York in 2013. The movie features scenes at the First National Bank of Scotia, Altamont Fairgrounds, and Schenectady High School. Matt Hubbell's friend happened to be working at Planet Fitness in Rotterdam while the cast and crew were filming, and he had the distinct privilege of signing up Gosling for a gym membership.
Here's the trailer:
4. The 1977 comedy Slap Shot , starring Paul Newman was filmed namely at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. "The Aud's" ceiling is clearly visible in many of the shots, and the venue's exposure helped to put Utica on the movie making map.
The producers of the film couldn't find enough actors who were able to ice skate, so they decided to call on the film's directors' the Hanson Brothers to lace up, and puck around on the big screen.
5. You Can Count on Me was filmed in Auburn, New York and also in the Catskill Mountains. The movie stars Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, and Matthew Broderick, It was nominated for an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a SAG Award in several categories. The film showcases beautiful footage of the Hudson River, as well as the vast green landscapes of Upstate, New York.
Here's the trailer: