Movie shot in Turners Falls premiering this weekend

Franklin County

A lot of recognizable Turners Falls locations are featured in the film, “The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot.”

“We saw this bar right here on a Hollywood screen it was fantastic,” said Todd “Happy” Boynton of Greenfield.

That is — Turners Falls’ Hubies Tavern located on Avenue A, where the opening scene to “The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot” was shot.

The owner told 22News, of all the places they could’ve shot in town — he was honored they chose Hubies.

“It was amazing,” said Hubies Tavern Owner Shawn Hubert. “It was a three-day process. So it was a Monday, they came in and they just took everything out, and they turned the clock back to the 1980s when that was supposed to be filmed. It was amazing to watch them work, everybody was professional, and the people were great.”

The movie was written, produced, and directed by Turners Falls native Robert D. Krzykowski.

Hubert said, “Bob was saying when he wrote it actually this is where he pictured it to be.”

One Hubies regular told 22News, having local establishments highlighted in the film has been exciting to see.

“It’s great for the town,” said Boynton. “This is our bar and our barber is right next door.”

Which also made it to the big screen — Ed’s Barber Shop.

The owner told 22News, it was nice of Bob to write her barbershop into the film and with its original name.

“We had a lot of people really happy in town,” said Ed’s Barber Shop Owner Denise Edwards. “I think the title keeps people interested and wanting to know what it’s about. It was really a great time for us.”

The film premieres Friday, February 8, with showtimes in Greenfield starting at 12:30 p.m.

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