Streaming movie and TV show bingers during COVID-19 might get a kick out of learning that Virgin River, the romance drama set in California, has some Port Coquitlam connections.
It turns out the story of a big city nurse seeking a new start in the redwood forests of northern California is shot in and around the Lower Mainland and Squamish, including PoCo.
Those businesses, both temporarily closed due to COVID-19, were featured in an episode for the series based on the Virgin River book series by Robyn Carr.
The show stars Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, and Tim Matheson, among others.
Tri-City actors and locations are becoming more well-known to the film-going audience, with numerous shows being filmed in around the area.
And before COVID-19 shut down movie-making world-wide, Port Coquitlam was featured in a scene for Radio Nowhere, based on a Stephen King novel.
The global pandemic is having a major impact on film making in B.C. with creativebc.com listing 31 productions temporarily suspended, including Supernatural, Batwoman and Riverdale.
That means revenue to cities, such as Coquitlam, which reaped $178,087 from filming in 2018, will experience a bit of a hit.