Film Crew Coming To Los Alamos For Community Event ‘A Night in Manhattan’ Nov. 14


  • Set, Props, Hair, Make-up, Camera Experts to Transform Fuller Lodge and Local Residents for Still Shots from the Manhattan Series

Step back in time to the Manhattan Project era with sets, props, hair, makeup and digital photography, compliments of the professional crew from the Manhattan series. Then, capture it forever with professional photo(s)—just in time for the holidays!

7-10 p.m. Saturday evening, Nov. 14, the New Mexico film workers union will transform one of Los Alamos’ most treasured historic sites into a temporary film set for a special event to celebrate the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, the WGN America series Manhattan and the state’s robust film crew and industry at “A Night in Manhattan”.

The Los Alamos Film Office, Los Alamos Creative District and Pajarito Film Club welcome the International Alliance of Theater Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 480 and its union members who support film productions including the WGN America series, Manhattan.

IATSE Business Agent Jon Hendry will bring set, props, lighting and digital photography experts and equipment to Fuller Lodge to create an authentic 1940’s experience and a unique photo: portraying Manhattan Project scientists, wives, families and friends against the backdrop of still photographs of scenes in the Manhattan series.

Guests are encouraged to wear clothing similar to what the characters in Manhattan wear—for men, khakis or dress pants, dress shoes or loafers, and a long sleeved white shirt and tie; for women, simple long dresses or skirts and blouses with flats or heels. Go to Manhattan WGN America Facebook page for ideas.

The professional hair and make-up artists will be on hand with props to finish the look. Individuals or groups of guests will be photographed against a green screen and digitally incorporated into the still photos from the television show, then sent to the e-mail addresses provided.

The Pajarito Room will feature 1940’s music, dancing, desserts, non-alcoholic beverages, a cash bar featuring Manhattans and other beverages—as well as a sneak peak performance of “The Nutcracker on the Hill” by Dance Arts Los Alamos and a special performance by film score composer and Los Alamos resident Matt Hanson.

Cost for entry is $25 per person which includes one photo and $10 for additional photos.

In addition, there will be a live auction for an all access pass to the upcoming Santa Fe Film Festival (Dec. 2-6) and a special film trip package (to be announced), as well as a free drawing for Manhattan posters and other giveaways from Lionsgate studio.

For more information, contact Kelly Stewart at the Los Alamos Film Office at or 505.662.8087. Go to the following sites for current information: Pajarito Film Club on Facebook and the Los Alamos Creative District webpage at

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