Cedar Point, Kinzel to appear in movie being shot in Sandusky

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2004 10:39 AM | Contributed by supermandl

Cedar Point and Cedar Fair CEO Dick Kinzel will appear in a science fiction movie being filmed in Sandusky. The film is called "Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind: Infestation from Mars." Kinzel appears to be the only name you've ever heard of involved with the movie.

Read more from The Toledo Blade.

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Thursday, June 10, 2004 10:49 AM
You know when I first read this, my initial thought was, "How in the WORLD did CP give them go ahead to film this in/at their park?"...then when I read it was Kinzel's daughter it came clear.

Now other things become interesting, especially with CP's policies. They have been SOoooo strict with their filming rules and people who wanted to use the parks for things (ie movies in the past.) And the park/CF wanted nothing to do with it. Now they are even letting a Martian Killer Low budget flick film the final show down at the park? That's interesting.
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Thursday, June 10, 2004 2:59 PM
Which begs the question. What movies have had scenes shot at CP? The only one I can think of is Edge of Seventeen, where it was known as Crystal Shores. Has it ever been used in any other movies??
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Thursday, June 10, 2004 7:58 PM
Gemini's avatar Edge of Seventeen was not filmed at Cedar Point. I've never seen the film, but from what I've been told, only a few stock footage scenes from the park are used in the movie.
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Friday, June 11, 2004 3:46 AM
As far as i can make out, nothing has been shot at CP - these two films were filmed in Sandusky, but i've not seen either of them (sad i know):
  1. Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) - Upper Sandusky
  2. Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990) - Sandusky Bay area

Baz.*** This post was edited by Bazzanoid TerWilinger 6/11/2004 3:48:11 AM ***

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Friday, June 11, 2004 4:47 AM
another worthless film...doesn't matter where it's filmed...it won't be worth the pain and aggravation
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Friday, June 11, 2004 9:56 AM
if he don't get mugged first.

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Friday, June 11, 2004 10:18 AM
Jeff's avatar You haven't heard of Shawshank? Morgan Freeman's best movie ever. However, Upper Sandusky isn't even in the neighborhood of Sandusky. In fact, the movie was Mansfield as best as I could tell.
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Friday, June 11, 2004 10:26 AM
Shawshank is one of the Greatest movies out there in my opinion. It was shot at the Mansfield Reformatory. Great place to visit if you are in the area. Kinda creepy too! They have different tours you can take that show you different parts of the prison. One part of it takes you up into the Guard Tower and you can go up there and look out into the yard of the new Reformatory.

It has been awhile since I have been there, but I remember parts of it going to the Yellow Line that they line up on. The Library and the Wardens quarters and places like that. They also have "The Wall". That is neat because "The Wall" isn't very big but it looks humongous in the movie.

EDIT: According to the website some parts of the movie were shot in Sandusky. "key scenes were also shot in Ashland County (Ohio), Upper Sandusky (Ohio), Malabar Farm (Ohio), Arizona, and the Virgin Islands"*** This post was edited by Sarah Jackson 6/11/2004 10:37:08 AM ***

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Friday, June 11, 2004 4:13 PM
Jeff's avatar But none of those places are Sandusky, where Cedar Point is.
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Saturday, June 12, 2004 6:50 PM
Can't forget Tommy Boy was filmed or took place in the city of Sandusky!
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Sunday, June 13, 2004 1:32 PM
Tommy Boy took place in Sandusky but I am not sure if any actual filming was there. In the movie Tommy's dad was the owner of a steel mill (or some kind of factory) and set an example of how to be a good employer. Unfortunately I think he died (in the story not in real life) and unfortaunately most employers are very unfair and heartless unlike Tommy's day in the movie! Too bad there was no company picnic shown @ CP. The writers must have forgot about CP.
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Sunday, June 13, 2004 5:49 PM
jkpark's avatar In "Tommy Boy," starring Chris Farley, the setting is in Sandusky, Ohio. But I don't think it is Sandusky, Ohio.
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Sunday, June 13, 2004 8:00 PM
Step by step's intro was at cedar point wasnt it? That was along time ago so Im probly not thinking clearly but I think it was.
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Sunday, June 13, 2004 11:19 PM
Jeff's avatar Tommy Boy was not shot in Sandusky. Step by Step's opener was SFMM with an ocean superimposed.
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Tuesday, July 6, 2004 5:24 AM
Hey man, I was reading what you wrote here and I found a mistake.

"Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) - Upper Sandusky"

Many, many, MANY people think that Upper Sandusky is part of actual "Sandusky" this is false however. I actually live in Upper Sandusky. I do not live in Sandusky. Confusing, I know. Upper Sandusky is about 65ish miles south of Sandusky. It was named "Upper Sandusky" becuase the Sandusky River flows into Lake Erie and the indians had to go "up" river (south becuase the river flows north.) Going "up" river means going agenst the current. Upper Sandusky is a small city, not anything at all like Sandusky. Upper Sandusky was named by the indians beacuase Upper Sandusky was the meeting place for alot of the Ohio Indians. It would probably make more sence me actually showing you guys. Here...

http://www.sitesatlas.com/Maps/Maps/OH1.htm

If you look at the big "75" at the top and then go down to the next "75" in Ohio, then go to the small "15" look just a teenie lil bit down and you can see that Upper Sandusky is no where near Sandusky. I hope I cleared this up, and thanks for reading.

-Dave

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