Column: ‘The Way Back’ uses Ontario church as well as Chaffey gym

The ol’ IVDB already reported in 2018 that “The Way Back,” the Ben Affleck movie, filmed at Chaffey High for two weeks, amounting to about one-third of the movie, and returned for reshoots in 2019. But I happened to learn recently that a church near the high school was also the site of filming for the movie. I write about that in Sunday’s column, as well as dishing up some coronavirus-related items, from the silly to the serious.

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‘The Graduate’ forever altar-ed La Verne church

You may know that the wedding scene in “The Graduate” — released 50 years ago today — was filmed in La Verne’s United Methodist Church. But you probably don’t know how it came to be and how it was almost wrecked. I round up all the details I can for Friday’s extra-long column, which is adorned with video clips, photos of the scenery as it appears today (watch the clips to compare and contrast) and even a video featuring yours truly. Let me know what you think — so far I can’t bring myself to watch it.

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Column: LCD Soundsystem in Pomona: This is happening

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You may not know who LCD Soundsystem is, but the important thing is, a lot of music fans do, and they were buzzing about a show by the band in Pomona on Monday, a semi-secret show that drew 1,700 to the Fox on only three days’ notice. Was this the most talked-about cultural event of 2016 for the Inland Valley? Time will tell, but maybe. My Wednesday column tells the story.

Above, two photos before the concert; below, two photos after. So many people!

Videos of many of the songs from the concert have been uploaded from fans’ phones. Here’s one: “Home.”¬†Oh, and “This is Happening,” referenced in the headline, is the title of their third album.

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