Big Stone Gap: Premier, Getaway, and Sweepstakes!

The much anticipated film, Big Stone Gap, premiers Friday, October 9, and will be greeted with much fanfare in its namesake town and film location of Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

If you’re fortunate enough to make the trip, you’ll be delighted to find the cast and crew in attendance for the festivities, as well as Adriana Trigiani, author of the book behind the movie. If not, Fandango has what you need. Simply go to their site and enter your zip code to find a Big Stone Gap showtime near you.

>> Behind the Scenes of #BigStoneGapMovie



Experience the very real town of Big Stone Gap, Virginia with this custom girlfriends getaway! You’ll see small town life much like Adriana Trigiani captured in her book with visits to Trail of the Lonesome Pine, Carmines, Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park, and a plate of those delicious apple butter biscuits made from Nan McChesney’s secret recipe!

A walking tour has been created to pin-point film locations and points of interest for any avid Big Stone Gap fan. Sites include Mutual Pharmacy, Harry Meador Coal Museum, and John Fox, Jr. House. Download


Antony Platt Photo.

Whoopi Goldberg (Fleeta), John Benjamin Hickey (Theodore), Jenna Elfman (Iva Lou), and Ashley Judd (Ave Maria). Photo by Antony Platt.

“I really loved how friendly and warm everyone was there.  It made the whole experience so lovely, having the gracious and generous support of the Big Stone Gap community.”
– Jenna Elfman



Regal Entertainment Group is offering a sweepstakes through October 23, 2015 for a chance to win a four-day/three-night trip for four to Big Stone Gap, Virginia, where your accommodation will be a comfortable cottage. Your round trip airfare will be taken care of, a rental car will be waiting, and spa treatments and winery visits will top off the fun. A Sunday brunch buffet and film location tour will make this a well-rounded experience of small town cinematic proportions.


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