A Hallmark Christmas movie with ties to Mystic Pizza is in the works
A Hallmark Christmas movie is being filmed in Mystic, Connecticut. A Mystic Christmas, which features businesses throughout Old Mystick Village, will also star someone from the 1988 movie Mystic Pizza.
Chris Regan, whose family owns the property where much of the filming took place, told a local news station about the connection to the Julia Roberts movie. The landmark shopping center has been used in several Christmas movies, including Lifetime’s A Very Nutty Christmas (2018).
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In Mystic Christmas, an animal expert gets a call for help from an old friend and ends up taking a job that puts her in the path of an ex at Christmas, according to the Tumblr account for SleepyKittyPaws (also known as Ho! Ho! Holiday Viewing). It stars Patti Murin and Dan Albertson.
The movie was filmed at various locations in Olde Mistick Village, a shopping center designed to look like an 18th century New England village.
Several other Hallmark Christmas movies have already been filmed in locations around the U.S. and Canada.
Filming began on A Biltmore Christmas in January. In the romantic comedy, Bethany Joy Lenz plays Lucy, a screenwriter who lands the job of a lifetime when she’s hired to write the script for a remake of the beloved holiday movie His Merry Bride, which was filmed at the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina.
As Christmas approaches, Lucy travels to the Biltmore Estate for research. She joins a guided tour of the house and finds herself drawn to a beautiful hourglass on display. When she accidentally knocks it over, she finds herself transported back in time to 1947 as the cast and crew prepare to film His Merry Bride. Lucy does her best to navigate an unfamiliar place as a woman out of time, charming some and raising suspicions of others.
Kevin McGarry recently finished making Christmas Goals, a hockey-themed movie, in British Columbia. The movie, which is set in Idaho, also stars The Bold and The Beautiful star Kim Matula.
Olde Mystick Village shared photos on its Facebook page of crews shooting scenes for Mystic Christmas. Scenes for the movie were also shot at the Mystic Aquarium.
Patti Murin has starred in the Hallmark movies Holiday for Heroes (2019), Love on Iceland (2020), To Catch a Spy (2021), and In Merry Measure (2022).
A release date has not yet been given for Mystic Christmas.
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