Hallmark Channel film features Goshen’s Stagecoach Inn, village
GOSHEN – It was only mid-September, but Goshen was already a winter wonderland.
The trees in the village square were adorned with ornaments and lights, and snow was on the ground. The people were dressed in coats, scarves and gloves. All this for a very special occasion: the shooting of a Hallmark movie, “One December Night”.
The village of Goshen serves as the backdrop for the film starring stars like Peter Gallagher, Bruce Campbell, Eloise Mumford and Brett Dalton. In the film, two music directors (Mumford and Dalton) are tasked with overseeing the reunion TV performance of their rock star fathers with fractured past.
Stagecoach Inn in Goshen has been transformed into the Pineville Inn, where rock stars Mike Sullivan (Gallagher) and Steve Bedford (Campbell) stay during the reunion performance.
Faith Ferguson and Ron Boire, owners of Stagecoach Inn, were contacted by Hallmark in late August to see if they would be interested in having the inn in the film. Ferguson said they were drawn to the inn’s historic charm, which dates back to 1747.
“It’s really exciting to see our property in a movie,” Ferguson said. “Everyone was very professional and a pleasure to work with. I would do it again in a heartbeat.”
According to Goshen Mayor Scott Wohl, the film brought in nearly $ 20,000 to the village, including its filing fees and money spent paying police and public works workers to divert traffic and provide security. around the plateau.
Wohl said Hallmark was keen to involve the community in the film as well.
“They shared with us a website where community members could serve as extras,” Wohl said. “I can’t remember the last time I saw so much enthusiasm for something. It was great for the community spirit.”
“One December Night” is a production of Choice Films Inc., a Newburgh-based independent production company managed by Summer Crockett Moore and Tony Glazer. It is now the second Hallmark film shot in the area behind “Redemption in Cherry Springs,” which aired on the channel in September and was shot in parts of Maybrook and Newburgh.
“One December Night” will air November 13 at 10 p.m. on Hallmark. Encore screenings include 6 p.m. on November 16 and 8 p.m. on November 17.
Wohl shares the community’s enthusiasm to see Goshen on the big screen.
“The important thing for us was the pride in the community that she instilled,” Wohl said of the shoot. “Goshen feels like Hallmark was looking for that postcard picture.”
Kristen Warfield is the Times Herald-Record food and business reporter. Find my stories here. Contact me at [email protected]