Goodbye, Mission Valley

As part of the Raleigh filmmaking (and filmgoing) community, we’re saddened to hear that Mission Valley Cinema has closed after almost half a century.

We have a special connection with Mission Valley, which opened in March 1973. Earlier this year, we had the honor of filming a scene in the lobby for our upcoming Oh Crappy Day feature. It was the perfect location, filled with cinematic history, including film reels and a vintage 35mm projector.

We’re proud we could preserve a bit of that history, in a scene depicting the colorful decor of the lobby. We’ll always be grateful to the manager and employees of Mission Valley for helping us with our filmshoot.

In the lobby of Mission Valley Cinema, Loosha Jones (left) and Jordan Estes rehearse a key scene for the  Oh Crappy Day  feature. Photo by Jonathan Okafo. Copyright © 2019 Dagtype Films, LLC.

In the lobby of Mission Valley Cinema, Loosha Jones (left) and Jordan Estes rehearse a key scene for the Oh Crappy Day feature. Photo by Jonathan Okafo. Copyright © 2019 Dagtype Films, LLC.

Left to right: Steven P. Neilson, executive producer of  Oh Crappy Day , checks out the lobby of Mission Valley Cinema, while Duane Therriault, our 2nd assistant director, gets extras ready for the next shot. Photo by Jonathan Okafo. Copyright © 2019 Dagtype Films, LLC.

Left to right: Steven P. Neilson, executive producer of Oh Crappy Day, checks out the lobby of Mission Valley Cinema, while Duane Therriault, our 2nd assistant director, gets extras ready for the next shot. Photo by Jonathan Okafo. Copyright © 2019 Dagtype Films, LLC.