#19hoursinbangor brings film writers to Bangor for an exclusive Stephen King tour

Yesterday, Aug. 1, Colombia Pictures, the producers of the new film adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower,” sent a gaggle of movie writers, bloggers, podcasters and more on a whirlwind 19-hour press trip through Bangor — a.k.a. Derry, a.k.a. Bangor, a.k.a. the Queen City, site of countless King nightmares and dreamscapes. “The Dark Tower” is due out in theaters on Friday, Aug. 4.

Tasked with photographing their adventure with the hashtag #19hoursinbangor, folks from Nerdist, Cinema Blend, Birth.Movies.Death, ComingSoon.net, Collider and more boarded a private jet and landed at Bangor International Airport, and then went on a tour of the city, to check out real life places featured in fictional King books. The tour — led by Stu Tinker of Bangor’s SK Tours — took up most of the day yesterday, with lots of photos and other interesting anecdotes tweeted out by the participants.

Here are some of the highlights:

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Emily Burnham is a Maine native, UMaine graduate, proud Bangorian and a writer and editor for Bangor Metro Magazine, the Weekly and the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food to all the cool things going on in the Greater Bangor area. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra. She's interested in everything that happens in Maine. Albums for review are accepted digitally only; please no CDs.