Parts of Nelson — like the former Mount St. Francis — became the fictional Cold Rock for The Tall Man filming that took place in the West Kootenay in 2010.

The Tall Man’s Nelson premiere on hold

Movie enthusiasts who were looking forward to the premiere of The Tall Man in Nelson will have to wait.

Movie enthusiasts who were looking forward to the premiere of The Tall Man in Nelson will have to wait.

Cold Mountain Productions announced Monday the viewing scheduled for March at The Capitol Theatre has been postponed.

“It all comes down to the distributor — they hold the cards and if they choose not to do it, essentially they pull the event,” said Capitol executive director Neil Harrower. “And then there are the trickle down economic effects that the renter has to pull it, and the theatre has to cancel the date.”

Harrower said the theatre has kept the renter’s deposit and they are holding two weekends in September for a possible premiere.

In a notice received Monday, Cold Mountain said the postponement “is due to the project receiving a North American distribution deal.”

Harrower said the cancellation of events like the premiere of The Tall Man and the Hanson concert are out of the Capitol’s control.

“It’s always a shock to us,” he said. “We would rather do a show and lose our shirts than cancel a show.”

The Tall Man was filmed in West Kootenay in 2010 starring Jessica Biel.

The movie has already been shown at film festivals around the world but has yet to be seen in a premiere.

Cold Rock Productions was unavailable to comment before the Star went to press.

 

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