If you happened to watch last week’s episode of the filmed-in-Vancouver TV show Arrow, you may have noticed a rather unlikely location for a superhero fight scene between the Arrow and a masked villain.
It seems that our Herring Reduction Plant in the Cannery had just the right creepy ambiance to stage a kidnapping and epic rescue/fight scene. After a very long day and night of filming in the Cannery last November, we became “Starling Cannery”. Here is the entire scene from YouTube — It is amazing to see how seamlessly the shots are put together, without a hint of all the masses of crew and equipment that they brought in for filming!
As a 120-year-old building that has been preserved both inside and out, we have a very unique and hard to replicate look and feel that makes it an ideal filming location. So it is no surprise that our Cannery has stood in for a number of other fictional locations.
And of course, our most famous incarnation as “Storybrooke Cannery” (pictured above) for ABC’s Once Upon a Time, which often films on location in Steveston, transforming the entire village into the fictional town of “Storybrooke, Maine”.