Latest Film in the Transformers Series, Bumblebee, Features Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
SANTA CRUZ, CA (December 20, 2018) – The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk amusement park will be seen in Paramount Picture’s new Transformers spin-off movie Bumblebee, opening in theaters December 21.
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug. The film stars Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, Pamela Adlon, Stephen Schneider, Angela Bassett, Justin Theroux and Dylan O'Brien.
Bumblebee’s large production crew visited Santa Cruz for 2 days of filming on the “Brighton Falls Boardwalk” in September 2017. Many local extras, including some Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk employees were hired for the Boardwalk scenes.
“It’s always exciting for our staff to work with Hollywood, especially on professional projects of this scale,” said Brigid Fuller, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk publicist. “We really enjoyed working on Bumblebee and look forward to seeing ourselves on the big screen.”
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, an historic seaside amusement park, has scenes in many Hollywood movies including the cult-classic vampire movie The Lost Boys, Clint Eastwood’s Sudden Impact, as well as The Sting II, Dangerous Minds, Killer Clowns from Outer Space, Harold & Maude, Chasing Mavericks, The Entertainer, and many other feature films and tv programs.
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, built in 1907, is one of the most popular attractions in Northern California. Recognized as the “Best Seaside Park” in the world by amusement industry experts, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk features a family-friendly collection of more than 40 rides and attractions plus games, entertainment, food and shopping. The amusement park's 1924 Giant Dipper wooden coaster, and 1911 Looff Carousel are both National Historic Landmarks and the entire Boardwalk is a State Historic Landmark.
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