Pottersville Putting Vantine’s Hometown On The Big Screen

by | Nov 21, 2017 |

Colgate Inn during the filming of Pottersville. (Photo Courtesy of Travis Keys)

Last January as I drove through the heart of Hamilton and passed by the beautifully historic Colgate Inn, there were boards up over the windows spray painted with the letters ‘FOR SALE.’ Dirty sheets were hanging from the terrace creating the illusion that Colgate Inn looked abandoned and condemned.

It was eerie seeing Colgate Inn look condemned because that is where Vantine was born in 1937. But the reason our beloved Colgate Inn had a reverse makeover was because it was converted into a movie set for the film Pottersville.

Sons of Anarchy star Ron Perlman and his independent film company Wing & A Prayer Pictures, brought the filming of the movie Pottersville to our small town in Central New York. Perlman became a familiar face along with high profile actors Michael Shannon (Man of Steel), Judy Greer (Jurassic World), Tom Lennon (Reno 911), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Ian McShane (Deadwood) and Blake Perlman (Hellboy II).

After almost a year since the filming, Hamilton Theater was proud to host a premiere for Pottersville’s big screen debut on November 10th. Hamilton Theater is located right across from the Colgate Bookstore, which is the building Vantine’s offices resided until 2001.

Hamilton is a beautiful town with a tight knit community and Pottersville being filmed here has given everyone a sense of pride. Catching glimpses of Hamilton throughout the movie was surreal and very exciting.

“We worked really hard this past year to secure Pottersville in the Hamilton Theater for our community,” Sean Nevison, Manager of the Hamilton Theater said. “Our town wide celebration included many people from the film and many local businesses and organizations offering fun cross promotions including food, live music, memorabilia and more.”

If you haven’t had a chance to catch Pottersville at the Hamilton Theater, you still have a few more days! Pottersville will be showing in the Hamilton Theater until Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd. After that you will be able to catch it on Netflix on December 15th.



Checkout Vantine’s photo gallery from the Hamilton Movie Theater’s Pottersville opening night event.