FilmDayton prepares to roll out red carpet to celebrate 10 years at Dayton set of Robert Redford movie

Dayton’s newest venue will pull back its curtains for an exclusive sneak peek at FilmDayton’s 10th anniversary celebration.

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On Thursday, Sept. 27th from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at The Grande Hall at Liberty Tower, FilmDayton will host a mixer-style celebration on what served as the set of Robert Redford’s “The Old Man and The Gun.”

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Footage for Robert Redford's film "The Old Man and The Gun" will be filmed in downtown Dayton. Photo by (Amelia Robinson) (Amelia Robinson)

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While the venue is still under construction, this sneak peek will give guests a chance to stand where Robert Redford did, enjoy appetizers on the Mezzanine where Tom Waits stood lookout, or have a cocktail in the bank vault where Casey Affleck investigated the robbery.

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Sissy Spacek and Robert Redford star in “The Old Man & the Gun.” Contributed by Eric Zachanowich / Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (Special to the American-Statesman)


Created in 2008, FilmDayton's first victory was helping the state pass a competitive film tax incentive in 2009, which would help attract film projects to Ohio. FilmDayton offers concierge services to productions that include permitting, permissions, crew recruitment and location scouting for productions to drive economic development for our nine county region.

THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN starring Robert Redford was filmed in Cincinnati, Dayton, Hamilton and other parts of Southwest Ohio. (Eric Zachanowich)

FilmDayton has been successful in bringing films like: 

Miles Ahead: an exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis

Goat: a fraternity drama produced by James Franco that starred Nick Jonas

Boy Band: a comedic feature by Yellow Springs Director Joel Levinson, produced by Dayton’s Physis Films, and most recently, The Old Man and The Gun.

There have also been a number of reality TV show episodes filmed locally including A&E’s Hoarders, HGTV’s House Hunters, MTV’s Catfish, as well as numerous shorts and documentaries.

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Tickets start at $15 with VIP tickets available that will include movie tickets to The Old Man and The Gun,” a swag bag and more. 

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There are three ticket tiers:

Producer, $15 — includes the red carpet experience, appetizers and access to cash bar for $15 

Executive Producer, $50 — includes 2 drink tickets, a ticket to a screening of “The Old Man and The Gun” at The Neon (Oct 12th - run of show) 

Director, $100 — includes 2 drink tickets, FilmDayton Swag Bag and a ticket to the Dayton Premiere of “The Old Man and the Gun” on Thursday, Oct 11th at 7:30 p.m. at The Neon. 

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Footage for Robert Redford's film "The Old Man and The Gun" will be filmed in downtown Dayton. Photo by (Amelia Robinson) (Amelia Robinson)

Want to go?

WHAT: FilmDayton’s 10th anniversary

WHERE: The Grand Hall at Liberty Tower, 120 W. 2nd St., Dayton

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 27 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

TICKETS: Purchase online

INFO: Official websiteFacebook

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