GALLERY: Acting in Agassiz

By Nina Grossman

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ filming turns Pioneer Avenue into 1950s movie set

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Can any Agassiz residents remember the last time cars like these were parked on Pioneer Avenue? For long-time locals, walking down Pioneer Avenue might feel like walking back in time as 1950s-model cars line the street for the filming of ‘Purple Harvest.’ Nina Grossman/The Observer

Will your Christmas tree be famous? For weeks, Allenby’s General Store collected discarded Christmas trees for a mysterious project. See them now as the backdrop for the filming of ‘Purple Harvest.’ (Nina Grossman/The Observer)

Every detail mattered for the filming of ‘Purple Harvest’ Jan.30-31. Signage along Pioneer Avenue was given a retro spin for the 1950s Christmas scene. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)

Crews worked for days to take Pioneer Avenue back in time. The scene shot on Jan. 30-31 takes place during Christmas time in the 1950s. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)

Smoke, masks and stunt driving: The Observer couldn’t get close enough to see which stars were in the scene, but filming of ‘Purple Harvest’ was fully underway Jan. 30. Nina Grossman/The Observer

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