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Mustang Drive-In to transform into 1980's set for The Hardy Boys filming

The Mustang Drive-In will be temporarily reverted back to the 1980s when it hosts the cast and crew of The Hardy Boys on Thursday
A still from the set of The Hardy Boys. Corus Entertainment photo

Instead of playing movies on Aug. 5, the Mustang Drive-in will be playing host to the cast and crew of The Hardy Boys TV series for a night of filming on location.

The Mustang will be altered for the show, which is set in the 1980s, to appear as the Bridgepoint Drive-In and will appear in Season Two.

"As Hardy Boys is set in the 80s we are always looking for fun ways to bring that nostalgia to the screen, so a drive-in made perfect sense to us," said Madeleine Lambur, executive producer of The Hardy Boys. "Of course the next task was to find a location that still had the look and feel of the era. When we were given the Guelph drive-in as an option everyone was excited, it was exactly what we were looking for."

The show has spent considerable time on-location shooting in Southwestern Ontario, with cast and crew traveling to Cambridge earlier in the week and filming in the Dundas Valley Conservation Area in July.

Produced by Lambur Productions and Nelvana, in association with Corus Entertainment, The Hardy Boys follows the adventures of Frank Hardy, played by Canadian actor Rohan Campbell, and Joe Hardy, played by Canadian actor Alexander Elliot.

The series, which is currently in its second season of production, is a live-action series based on the books by Franklin W. Dixon.

Picking up six months after the events of Season One, the second season of The Hardy Boys finds Frank and Joe intertwined in a complicated mystery when a local Bridgeport teen goes missing and a duplicitous corporation moves into town.

According to the Directors Guild of Canada, the show began filming season two on June 25 and will wrap on Oct. 4.

“It’s such an honour to be given the opportunity to continue telling the story of Joe and Frank Hardy,” said Joan Lambur, Executive Producer, Lambur Productions in a press release. “This season promises to provide suspense, action and heart to our audience. We can’t wait to get started.”

Additional returning cast members include Keana Lyn as Callie Shaw, Bea Santos as Aunt Trudy, Adam Swain as Chet Morton, Atticus Mitchell as J.B. Cox, Riley O’Donnell as Biff Hooper, Cristian Perri as Phil Cohen, and Janet Porter as Laura Hardy.

Earlier this year Guelph hosted, among other productions, Murdoch Mysteries, Titans and Y: The Last Man.

The Hardy Boys is available on Hulu and in Canada on StackTV through Amazon Prime.


Daniel Caudle

About the Author: Daniel Caudle

Daniel Caudle is a journalist who covers Guelph and area.
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