Friday, January 23, 2015

Cape //: "Gone Girl"


        Most of you have probably heard of the movie Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck. If you live in South East Missouri there is no way you have escaped knowing that it was filmed in our very own Cape Girardeau! We had seen "The Bar" painted on this building every time we took our frequent Cape Antique and Downtown excursions. We had no earthly idea that it would be playing a part in movie! No knowledge that the movie was being filmed at all, let alone in this town we visited so often. After the street had settled down, we decided we would stop in, have some coffee & apple pie, and try to sneak a few pictures without looking like a couple of tourists.  I think we were successful! (Except for the apple pie. They were out. On National Pie Day. Sometimes life isn't fair, ya know?)
        They actually have a official tour you can take to see all of the filming locations, but we were on a tight schedule! Maybe next time, Cape.

        I have yet to see the movie, but am incredibly interested in the book! I hope to pick up a copy soon so I can compare and contrast. Nerd alert! Have you seen it? Do you have a preference between the two? 

Happy Friday,


  1. Yes to both! The book was my favorite of the two! I have now read all of Flynn's works and can't wait til she publishes another!

    Love seeing these pics! Makes me want to take a road trip!!!!

  2. That's so neat! I would definitely recommend visiting. If you ever do, I would be more than happy to suggest a few places to see!

  3. I want to read the book and see the movie, it kind of slipped under my nose while it was in theaters, but I think it will be really bizarre to see Cape in a movie like that.

    Also, that bar is freaking lovely. I want to take photos in there just for the atmosphere.

    1. I agree! I feel like it was a real in and out kind of film. It didn't stick around here long! I've heard such good things about the book im anxious to buy a copy!

      The Bar really is!! You and Geoffrey should definitely visit next time you're in town!


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