6-21 and 22 – 2016
There was more than one reason I wanted to visit Mackinac Island. I am also a big fan of the movie “Somewhere in Time”, released in 1980. We saw most of them, they are spread out a bit. Let’s see what we were able to view. Enjoy this article too. Matt’s Rad Show on YouTube has a very good video showing many of the movie site locations, I will show you additional ones too.
Most of the movie scenes were shot here in many locations throughout the hotel. This article describes the Grand Hotel’s annual “Somewhere in Time Weekend”, taking place October 27-30 in 2016. Jane Seymour comes to many of them to the delight of fans. There is also a display on the ground floor of the hotel.
Other sites within the hotel in the movie.
This display was behind the check-in desk in the movie.
The center stairs leading to the lawn where Richard saw Elise coming up to greet him.
Since the Grand Hotel does not have a theater, the one here stood in. We didn’t see it due to time constraints.
In the movie, Elise and Richard rowed out to the light house and walked towards it.
The scene where Richard and Elise first meet, now marked by a commemorative plaque with a picture of the scene so fans can re-create it too. We did with great results!
We went up the stairs to the East Bluff. The gazebo is just off of the Anne’s Tablet trail near Fort Mackinac.
Some of the businesses downtown were also visible. We got a glimpse of The Orpheum Haunted Theatre. It wasn’t entered in the movie, it was just in the background.
This never was a coin store, it was changed into that for the movie. The current owners left the lettering on so fans could easily find it. It actually has island and Somewhere in Time souvenirs. Also the picture of Elise McKenna in a fancy frame.
It was here in this park where Richard was looking at Round Island light house after returning to the present. The waterfront was cleaner than this though 🙂
It was fun finding all these movie filming locations, brought the movie to life even more!