Museum celebrates film in Cape Fear

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County’s Cape Fear Museum is opening a new exhibit showcasing film history in the Cape Fear region.

According to a release, the exhibit “Starring Cape Fear!” opens April 22 and highlights the local film and television production industry in the area from the 1980s up until present day.

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Artifacts include an “Iron Man 3” mask, the jet ski used by Kenny Powers (Danny McBride) in “Eastbound & Down,” and the cape and ear from “Blue Velvet.” The museum will also have artifacts from several other productions, including “Firestarter”, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Dawson’s Creek,” “One Tree Hill” and “Tammy.”

The exhibit will also have interactive activities including production knowledge quizzes and activities with sound clips. It will also highlight Dino de Laurentiis’s attempt at creating the largest sound stage east of California and the effects of the North Carolina’s film incentives program on the Cape Fear region.

The North Carolina Museum of History assisted in the development of “Starring Cape Fear!”

A preview night will be held on Thursday, April 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. Appetizers and beverages will be served.

For more information on the exhibit and to purchase tickets, click here.