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Stand By Me

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Stand By Me - filmed in Brownsville 25 years ago

Join us every summer on July 23rd for a community-wide Stand By Me Day celebration

In 1985, Brownsville was turned into a town named Castle Rock and was teeming with film crews, actors, and the excitement of the movie making process. Today, the movie is still regarded as a favorite and is listed as one of the top 250 American films of all time. A classic movie based on a novella by Stephen King and released in 1986, Stand by Me is a worldwide favorite.

The next Stand By Me Day celebration is Wednesday, July 23, 2014! Join us in Brownsville for a blueberry pancake breakfast, tours of filming locations, interviews with cast and crew and more.

Schedule and Map for Stand By Me Day 2014: Schedule_and_map_2014

If you can't make it on July 23rd, visit Brownsville anytime. Download our Walking Map of Stand By Me film locations and take yourself on a tour. Stop and grab a bite at the Brownsville Saloon, the location of the Blue Point Diner in the film. Wander through Pioneer Park, home of the pie-eating contest. Stop by the Pioneer Portrait Gallery to view dozens of photos shot during filming. Check out the Linn County Historical Museum to get your Stand by Me souvenirs - or purchase souvenirs online.

  You can find the latest information on Stand By Me Day, or post your questions, thoughts and comments about the movie, on our Brownsville community Facebook page.

Looking for more Stand By Me resources? Check out:

  • Our Walking Map of Stand By Me film locations
  • Stand by Me Then and Now photos - March 2011
  • Stand by Me Souvenirs
  • Fan video on You Tube - April 2010
  • Photos from our 2007 Stand By Me event
  • Stand By Me on Facebook
  • IMDb
  • Watch Ben King's video of "Stand by Me"
  • スタンド・バイ・ミー
  • Photo Album from Edi Smith and Shirley Collar
  • Watch the trailer for Stand By Me
  • 2007 Major League Eaters Blueberry Pie Eating Contest
  • Other Exciting Events in Brownsville
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