"The Final Goodbye" With Scenes Filmed In Lakewood, Premieres At The Capitol Theater

Shore Restaurant customer flirts with waitress.

"The Final Goodbye" tells the tale of an aging private detective who is drawn into a web of kidnappings, murder and Nazi treasure in 1961 Cleveland. Directors Robert Swanson (Mil-Roy Pictures) and Donn R. Nottage (Velvet Buck Productions) plus editor and special effects wizard James Neyman (WLFK Productions) have teamed up to create a nostalgic look at our city that is long gone. With painstaking detail, the streets of yesteryear are brought back to life with antique cars, wardrobe and props. "The Final Goodbye" is a "must see" thriller set to premiere at the Capitol Theater 1390 West 65th Street for a "special event" on Sunday, September 9th. It will be a night to remember.

Although our feature takes place in Cleveland, major locations in Lakewood are highlighted. Mil-Roy Pictures is a Lakewood-based film troupe with many major performers living here, people like James R. Smith, Neil Donnelly, Dennis Runkle, Dan Fox, Frank McAvinue, Mark Shane Phillips (all Lakewoodites), just to name a few. You'll see exciting scenes filmed at the Shore Restaurant (courtesy of Angelo and Tina Skantzos), several key moments occur at Westwood Dry Cleaners (courtesy of Leonard Malasi), the funeral homes of Brinkman/Dress (courtesy of the late John Brinkman) and Hanna/McGorray (courtesy of Terry Stanton) were utilized for interior settings at strategic points. Alltronics Retail Systems (Sam Kandah) made possible a rare Curtis television from the 1950's. Bellino's Barber Shop (courtesy of Sam Bellino) aided with much needed 1961 style haircuts.The NEW Waterbury Nightclub (courtesy of Hoss Ashofteh) was the mobster watering hole. The dining room of John and Karin Zimmermann's home on Cook Avenue provided means for a major gun battle. John and Karin planned to remodel and gave us free reign to riddle the area with a barrage of bullets. I could go on and on, but you'll see "every" location when viewing "The Final Goodbye". Lakewood was very important in producing this motion picture of good guys v.s. bad guys with "all" concerned learning an important lesson...don't be a do-badder!

Order tickets online now for this special showing on Sunday, September 9th at 7 p.m. in the Capitol Theater. Tickets may be purchased at the door on the night of the premier, however online purchasing guarantees you a seat and is encouraged. We don't wish anyone turned away if the movie sells out. Kindly go to: https://clevelandcinemas.com/movie/275174/The-Final-Goodbye-Trailer-and-Info/20340 

See you there!

Robert Swanson

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Volume 14, Issue 16, Posted 7:15 PM, 08.21.2018