The Lovely Bones Home Mega Open HouseAll are welcome to attend our unveiling of The Lovely Bones Home Mega Open House and sample Betty Seeley's home made chocolate chip cookies and Earl Grey Tea offered at the open house just like she offered every day to cast and crew when the movie was filmed, and relive scenes from the award winning movie "The Lovely Bones." In early 2010, Dreamworks Studios released "The Lovely Bones", which was filmed in this home and neighborhood in 2007. The 1970s-era Steven Spielberg produced film launched the careers of Saoirse Ronan and co-starred Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci and Michael Imperioli . The motion picture, a film adaptation of Alice Sebold’s best-selling novel—a writer, also from Malvern PA—was directed by Peter Jackson, fresh from his Lord of the Rings trilogy. Jackson, had complete creative control of this innovative film project, which is conveyed through a dreamlike lens to communicate a fantastical elegance of the afterworld. Saoirse Ronan plays "Susie", a teenager who goes missing on her way home from school. Susie's family in the movie lived in this home, in addition to her friends and her killer lived just down the street . Susie watches over her family from the “In Between,” what might be better understood as purgatory, and narrates what happens to her family after her disappearance. Stanley Tucci, a New Jersey native was nominated for his riveting Oscar performance in The Lovely Bones.“The Lovely Bones” home has been a private residence for 50 years. Due to recent circumstances, the owner has placed the home on the real estate market at the end of February 2020 with the James Harner Group, powered by eXp Realty. The home itself, situated on a unique peninsula lot, serves as the hub of the neighborhood with views that encapsulate a large portion of this Paoli Gardens neighborhood—the overwhelming reason why it was chosen by Peter Jackson for the film. More fascinatingly, the home also houses an 83-year-old woman who was swept away into a Hollywood fantasy when movie scouts approached her on her front porch one summer evening in July 2007. The residents of this neighborhood are used to the attention as long as you respect their privacy, as they prepare for our MEGA Open House EventThe director's artistic vision for the film, is to rewind the viewer back to a quieter time, the 1970s to this idealic main line Malvern neighborhood of Paoli Gardens to tell this tale. Over the course of the movie, many exterior scenes were shot in and around this Malvern Pennsylvania neighborhood, at the Bryan Avenue and Queens Avenue intersection, which was the Salmon's fictional home in the movie. The movies’ centers around Susie Salmon’s family home and the close-knit, quiet suburban neighborhood where the suspected killer also lives, just down the street. The neighborhood was restored to that 70’s look and feel aesthetic for filming and much of the film focused on Susie’s family in their home. This home will be actively listed for sale on 02/23/2020 at a MEGA Open House Event from 12pm til 4pm, by the James Harner Group powered by eXp Realty. All are welcome to attend the open house and sample Betty Seeley's home made chocolate chip cookies offered at the open house just like she offered every day to cast and crew when the movie was filmed, and relive scenes from the award winning movie "The Lovely Bones."
|Ticket Information ||Ticket Price |
| The Lovely Bones Home Open House Premier || Free |