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Celebrate the History of Filming in Simi Valley as Part of the City's 50th Anniversary

Post Date:05/29/2019 5:00 PM

CONTACT: Samantha Argabrite
                   Deputy City Manager
                   (805) 583-6701

In honor of the City of Simi Valley’s 50th Anniversary being celebrated throughout 2019, the City, in cooperation with the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, announced a free event for all ages on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Corriganville Park and the Santa Susana Train Depot and Museum to bring to life Simi Valley’s long film history.  

Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on June 22, at Corriganville Park, residents are invited to join Gregg Anderson, for an “On Location” two-hour walking tour to see where more than 400 movies and television shows were filmed at the Corriganville Movie Ranch from Fort Apache to today’s blockbusters.  

Next, visit the Santa Susana Train Depot to see what the Corriganville Movie Ranch looked like during the heyday of filming.  At 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, docents will lead presentations about the history of film in Simi Valley. Participants will also explore a model of the Corriganville Movie Ranch, posters, and memorabilia.

Corriganville Park is located at 7001 Smith Road and parking is available on-site.  The Santa Susana Train Depot is located at 6503 Katherine Road.  Parking is available at Santa Susana Park next door.  

Once you’ve learned about the history of filming in Simi Valley, mark your calendars for Saturday, July 13, 2019 for a Movie at the Civic Center featuring Captain America: The First Avenger, rated PG-13.  Portions of the film were shot at Big Sky Movie Ranch, north of the City. Food for purchase will be available from the Welcome Home Soldier Foundation featuring tacos, philly cheese steak sandwiches and the Kettle Corn Food Truck.  The movie will start at dusk.

The City of Simi Valley is celebrating 50 years of service on October 10, 2019.  For more information about these and other events, visit or call (805) 583-6701.  

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