The Dark Shadows Festival for 2014 will be held in Tarrytown, New York, the weekend of June 28 and 29 at the Hilton Double Tree Hotel. This is the same hotel where it was last year and it's much better than the Marriott where it was held in 2007 when we went for the very first time.
I agree. I don't like the Marriotts either, especially that one in Burbank, where they ALWAYS hold the DS Festival when it's in California. I wish that the Festival was always on the east coast and it makes sense to have it in New England, or at least close to New England, because that's where Maine is.
Our last DS Trip was just last month, but I'm already looking forward to the next one.
Post by Graveyardbride on Nov 15, 2013 14:17:25 GMT -5
Dark Shadows is set in the fictional fishing village of Collinsport, in the Bar Harbor area of Maine, but the house used in the series (pictured above) is Seaview Terrace (now the Carey Mansion) in Newport, Rhode Island. This is where the exterior scenes were filmed.
The two movies, House of Dark Shadows and Night of Dark Shadows were filmed at Lyndhurst (pictured above), which is located in Tarrytown, New York.
The reason the festivals are held in California and New York is because most of the former Dark Shadows stars live in one or the other. Also, it's a lot easier, and cheaper, for those attending to fly into either New York City or Los Angeles. Maine has only two airports, in Portland and Bangor, they aren't large and flights are limited. Additionally, it costs a lot more to fly to or from Maine than other locations. When we make our reservations for the festival every year, Julia (who lives in Maine) has to pay almost twice as much to fly from Maine to either New York or California than I do from Florida. - Lee