SPOKANE, Wash. -- A movie filmed in Spokane that has won some awards at film festivals, opened in Spokane Friday.
“Different Drummers” premiered at River Park Square’s AMC 20 Theater.
The story is about a Spokane man’s recollection of his childhood in the 1960s. It focuses around his friendship with a boy named David who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, confining him to a wheelchair.
The movie was shot entirely in Spokane. Many of the scenes were shot in the actual places where the events happened.
Most of the actors are local, including the main character Lyle Hatcher which was played by Brayden Tucker. The real life Lyle Hatcher and co-writer of the movie said he was excited for Spokane to experience this reflection of itself.
“It’s great to be able to finally get it to the screen where everybody can get together as a family and see what we’ve all done and see our story,” said Hatcher.
The filmmakers put $1.5 million into making the movie. They said the film has returned more than $4 million to our local economy.
“Different Drummers” opened at 10:00 a.m. Friday. Certain showings are already sold out but it is scheduled to run five times a day at least through the end of January.