All the way from Colorado, Denver residents Dana Blay and Eric Adamson at Hope Cinema (Alan Forsythe/ Hope Standard)

Rambo fever descends on Hope

Hope Cinema packed for special screening

The venerable Hope Cinema was packed to the rafters this past weekend, with two sold out showings of a Rambo double feature.

The nearly 75 year old theatre has held special Rambo screenings since commemorating the 35th anniversary of the first film in the franchise (filmed in Hope) three years ago. That proved so popular the tradidtion has continued, with this past Saturday’s screening drawing people from all over B.C and even the U.S.

“The energy in here is really great, people are very excited about this, we sold out all 310 tickets, and have people here from Pemberton, Kelowna, Vancouver, even a couple who came up from Colarado,” said Brian McKinney of the Hope Visitor’s Centre.

Yes, you read that right, Eric Anderson and Dana Blay flew from Denver to Seattle and drove up from there to attend the Hope screening of Rambo.

“This is the third year in a row we’ve done this, it’s so much fun,” said Adamson. He added that they really enjoy the area for hiking and the beautiful scenery.

Kent Heggart of Nanaimo, B.C came over from the Island and met friends Max and Jennifer Hilland fro the drive up to Squamish. It was Heggart’s first time ever viewing of the first Rambo film, but just the same he sported a ‘Rambo’ wig and headband.

“This is a lot of fun, it’s exciting to be here.”

After the screening patrons were invited to the Silver Chalice Pub to contrinue the festivities. Due to demand a second screening was added Sunday night.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here


Left to right: Hope residents, Betsy Simpson, Jaylin Thibeault, Arra Dechamp (Alan Forsythe/ The Standard)

Just Posted

Racism wasn’t dealt with properly by school, says Chilliwack graduate

Woman tells story of being verbally assaulted at school for being black

Investigators comb through Chilliwack house following standoff

RCMP say investigation involves report of an early morning shooting

Chilliwack dad rescues his two young daughters after truck plunges into Cultus Lake

“I used every single one of my angels that day,” said Dennis Saulnier

No need to get out of your car at food truck festival in Abbotsford and Langley

Annual event takes drive-thru approach during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 business listing: Hope and area

Find out which stores are open and how to support those who are feeling the effects of the pandemic

March dental conference key to many of B.C.’s COVID-19 cases

Early infections from China, Iran were quickly contained

VIDEO: Pitt Meadows dentist gets grand welcome home after two-month COVID-19 battle

Michael Chow was given a surprise send off by hospital staff and ‘welcome home’ from neighbours

MAP: Dr. Henry reveals which B.C. regions have seen most COVID-19 cases

B.C. health officials release a first look at how the novel coronavirus has reached all corners of the province

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation woman, 26, fatally shot by police in Edmundston, N.B.

Police were conducting a well-being check at the time of the incident

Stray dog with duct tape around muzzle spotted in Abbotsford

Pooch has been spotted over two days, but has escaped capture so far

Seniors to receive up to $500 in promised COVID-19 emergency aid in early July

The Liberal government first promised the extra help in mid-May, but had to create a new system to deliver the aid

VIDEO: Revelstoke bear wanders into Animal House pet store

Staff got ready to chase it out with a broom

New study is first full list of species that only exist in Canada

Almost 40 per cent of them are critically imperilled or imperilled and eight are already extinct

Most Read