Movie Premier

Film shot on location in La Grange
to premier soon

Event planned at CityPlace to honor veterans

LA GRANGE, Ky. (November 2015) – A buzz of excitement went though La Grange this summer when the Hallmark movie, “The Ultimate Legacy,” filmed some scenes along Main Street. The movie is set to premier in La Grange with a celebration that will benefit veterans.
Karen Greenwell, administrator for CityPlace, said officials there are excited to play host to the movie premier. “We are donating the use of the facility for the program,” she said.

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The film crew prepares to shoot a scene on Day 1 of production of “The Ultimate Legacy” in La Grange, Ky. This third in a series of three movies was filmed in Oldham County. The first two movies were filmed in North Carolina.

“The Ultimate Legacy” is part three of a series of movies that have been filmed for the Hallmark Channel. The first two movies were filmed in North Carolina. Directed by Joanne Hock, the family-friendly drama stars Doug Jones, Raquel Welch, Brian Dennehy and Lee Meriwether. “The Ultimate Legacy” is based on acclaimed author (and Olympian), Jim Stovell’s novel, “The Gift of a Legacy.”
Scenes were filmed at various locations, including Lea Cockrell’s business, La Grange Coffee Roasters. In the film, the business is transformed into a diner.
The Artful Dodgers Shop & Studio, owned by Kali Digrassi, provided a second location for a scene. Rails Restaurant, owned by Ellie Troutman, was the third spot at which the film crew shots scenes for the movie. “The Ultimate Legacy” will air on the Hallmark Channel in early 2016, officials say.
The La Grange premier of the movie will take place on the evening of Friday, Dec. 4. The exact time has not yet been determined. This event has a dual propose in that it will actually benefit veterans. “We are working in conjunction with Hallmark and the VA Hospital in Louisville,” said Greenwell. The VA Hospital will be the benefactor of ticket proceeds.
“A reception for veterans will take place prior to the showing of the film to honor them,” Greenwell said. It will take place in Pavilion 1, and the movie premier will take place in Pavilion 2 on a large movie screen. Popcorn and cokes will also be available.
Plans call for the veterans to walk from one pavilion to next. They will be honored with a special Color Guard ceremony “to make it special for them,” Greenwell said. 
Organizers are hoping some of the film stars will be there to sign autographs and pose for pictures. There will be a red carpet entrance and special lighting to give it that Hollywood feel. As of now, “we’re not sure which celebrities are coming yet,” Greenwell said.
CityPlace officials are still working out the final details with Hallmark. It is thought that general admission tickets will be priced at $10 per person and VIP tickets will be available for $50. A limited number of VIP seats will be sold and will come with special perks such as the opportunity to attend the reception before the premier.
Greenwell said veterans of the Wounded Warriors program will be coming from Ft. Knox as will veterans from VA Hospital who can make the trip. “It’s a great opportunity to showcase Oldham County and honor our veterans.”

Final details should be available the first week of November. Please visit CityPlace’s website for updated information at www.CityPlaceExpoCenter.com or call (502) 225-0870. The website will also contain a link to the movie trailer. The trailer is also available on “The Ultimate Legacy’s” Facebook page.

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