From the October-November and December-January editions of the Station Telegram:
Below are all known appearances of the Museum and its contents in film and television. If anything is missing, let us know and we’ll update this timeline.
1989: Narrow Margin, starring Gene Hackman, used artifacts from the Museum as props.
Fall 1990: MacGyver used the Station and the Venosta for an episode.
January 1991: Six Port Moody Secondary students use the Museum office as a backdrop for a mystery; film entered in the 1991 BC Film Festival.
July 1991: Paradigm Films’ Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus, starring Charles Bronson and Ed Asner, uses our baggage cart, suitcases, chests, wooden barrels, and lamps as props.
October 1994: Paramount Pictures’ The Marshall used some of our “railway” props.
February 29, 2000: Red’s Classic Theatre presented Sex, Lies and Videotape from the Museum.
December 2001: The Museum appeared in a Toyota commercial.
Fall 2003: Morse Telegraphy: How It Changed the World was filmed at the Port Moody Station Museum. Morse Telegraph Club President Lavina Shaw wrote: “It has been distributed to all the Morse Telegraph Club Chapters across North America and is shown to a large number of student groups attending the Samuel B. Morse Museum in Poughkeepsie, NY and the Alfred Vail Museum (Speedwell) at Morristown, NJ, as well as other railway museums in the USA and Canada.”
September 8, 2004: Electric Playground films Reviews on the Run at the Museum.
September 20, 2004: Shaw TV’s The Express filmed at the Museum.
October 23, 2004: CityTV also filmed the first of their five-part Halloween special at the Museum for their news hour (aired October 25) featuring Curator/Manager Jim Millar recounting the manifestations of our resident ghost.
May 15-17, 2005: Edward Cole, written and directed by Vancouver Film School student Thom Stitt, is filmed in the Venosta, which becames The Vestige.
June 20, 2005: Shaw TV’s ICTV filmed interview with Museum staff and volunteer.
June 29, 2005: Shaw TV’s The Express filmed at the Museum.
October 8, 2005: Shaw TV’s ICTV filmed the launch of the Heritage Tour of Inlet Trail.
The Station Telegram is the newsletter of the Port Moody Heritage Society. We send it out bimonthly to all our members.