The exterior of Dann’s Electronics (also formerly the Bowerbird) has changed dramatically over the past few weeks as film crews prepare it for its close up. (Paul Orazietti / Twitter)

‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ set to begin filming in Cloverdale on Thursday

Film crews, cast will be on site late into the night on 176 Street

If you’re driving through downtown Cloverdale on Thursday night, and find the fog, blowing leaves and dozens of people dressed in 1960s era clothing a bit eerie, don’t say we didn’t warn you.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is set to begin filming in Cloverdale late Thursday night and into Friday morning.

Film crews have been busy the over the last few weeks, transforming the building that was formerly known as Dann’s Electronics (5657 176 Street) into “Cerberus Books.”

Windows have been created, the interior and exterior modified, and passersby can see a store filled with skeletons, gravestones and other spooky props.

The new television series is based on the Archie Comic horror comic books the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which follows Sabrina Spellman as she navigates life as a teenage witch. The book series takes place in the 1960s in Greendale, when Sabrina lives with her witch aunts Hilda and Zelda.

Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men) has signed on for the title role of Sabrina. Other cast members include Lucy Davis (BBC’s The Office) as Hilda Spellman, Miranda Otto (Lord of the Rings) as Zelda Spellman and Michelle Gomez (Doctor Who) as Mary Wardell.

Film crews will begin preparing the site on Thursday afternoon before filming begins late Thursday evening. Cast and crew will be shooting interior and exterior dialogue scenes at “Cerberus Books” from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

About 50 performers dressed in period clothing will be walking along the sidewalk and vehicles from the 1950s to the 1970s will be driving along 176 Street.

There will be an 80-ft lighting lift on the west side of 176 Street between 56A Avenue and 57 Avenue, and the area will appear brighter than usual. Crews will also be using atmospheric smoke and large fans will be blowing leaves down the street.

RCMP will be on site to help direct traffic, and motorists and pedestrians may experience brief delays as cameras are rolling.



editor@cloverdalereporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

New bus route to ‘replace’ Greyhound along Trans-Canada Highway

Rider Express Transportation says they will soon begin a bus service from Winnipeg to Vancouver

First-time Langley mayor’s gala raises $856,000

Final numbers are in for last month’s gala – $856,000 raised, $600,000 of which goes to hospital.

Young Giants make Worlds

Two forwards from the Langley-based WHL team were picked today to represent Canada.

Langley Rams look for repeat victory Saturday, heading into semifinals

Finishing second in the regular season, Langley hosts its first playoff game in four years.

Foursome unites in Fort Langley show

A new exhibition of art opened Wednesday at the Fort Gallery.

VIDEO: First legal cannabis purchases as midnight strikes in eastern Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador was the first province to kick off the sale of cannabis, just after midnight local time

Boeser tallies in OT as Canucks beat Penguins 3-2

Vancouver wins without star rookie Pettersson

U.S. pot firm urges Trump to deny Canadian producers ‘competitive advantage’

The challenge for U.S. firms lies in the fact that while recreational cannabis is legal in nine states and medicinal pot in 22 others, it remains illegal under federal law

Mayor of Kamloops says ‘history has been made’ with vote on B.C.’s lone pot shop

The store to be run by the province in B.C.’s Interior is opening Wednesday as pot sales become legal across Canada

Government says imprisoned Canadian terror suspects must face consequences

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale showed little sympathy Tuesday for such individuals who now want to return to Canada

How rules for inmate segregation in Canada will change under Bill C-83

Federal government proposing changes to rules around inmates in federal correctional institutions

UPDATE: B.C. man who swam naked with sharks arrested

David Weaver, of Nelson, will face mischief and assault charges

Canada Post union issues strike notice; rotating strikes could begin Monday

Union says rotating strikes will begin if agreements aren’t reached with bargaining units

Most Read