This July, Spokane celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Benny & Joon, the 1993 film starring Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Aiden Quinn. Shot on location in Spokane, scenes in the movie depict well-known landmarks such as Riverfront Park, the Maple Street Bridge and Ferguson's Café in the Garland district. While Benny and Joon was not the first major motion picture to be filmed in Spokane, it certainly is one of the most beloved by Spokane locals and visitors alike.
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July 2023 marks the 30th Anniversary of the film, and Spokane is honoring it in style throughout the month.
The locally-filmed cinematic treasure screens at the one and only Garland Theater on Saturday, July 15th, followed by a short film by Hamilton Studio commemorating the anniversary, and a live in-person Q&A with select local cast and crew.
All month long, participating businesses throughout Spokane will create a city-wide trip down memory lane - including Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane Public Library, Fergusons Cafe, The Scoop, Spokast!, Hamilton Studio, and more.