The owner and staff of Stonington’s are anxiously awaiting the premiere of the Hope Springs. They will be looking to see if some of their nautical items make an appearance in the film.
The movie, starring . Partly filmed in Stonington Borough during the fall of 2011, the movie according to a press release from Mandate Pictures and the , follows a woman (Streep) seeking to spice up her marriage.
Boathouse Antiques closed during the filming but not because the shop was used in the film. Owner Bill Clark was out of town at a conference for the United States Live Saving Service Heritage Association that was planned way before anyone knew a major movie would be filming in the borough.
“Our friends and neighbors at let some of the crew who begging into the Boathouse to look around,” Kathy Cole of Boathouse Antiques said, adding that someone affiliated with the movie bought several nautical items.
Cole isn’t sure if the items were bought for personal use or as props for the movie, but she be watching to see if any appear in the movie.
Clark established Boathouse Antiques in 1995. The store features local historical antiques including whale teeth, antique lanterns, maps, charts and more.
What: Boathouse Antiques
Where: 1445 Water St, Stonington, Conn 06378
When: Daily 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.