Klamath Falls approved for Oregon Film Trail marker

Historic marker to recognize the 2018 film “Phoenix, Oregon”

After a short community fundraising effort, the financial goal has been reached and Klamath Falls City Council has approved the placement of a historic marker on the Oregon Film Trail!

The marker will be the 32nd such marker placed across the State of Oregon in recognition of film locations for feature films shot in Oregon that are historically and culturally significant. The Klamath Falls marker will be only the third placed in Southern Oregon, after two were recently added to Ashland in recognition of the films “Coraline” and “Wild.”

Although over 10 feature films have been at least partially shot in Klamath County, it is the most recent film that will be honored – 2018’s “Phoenix, Oregon.” The film, shot in 2018, briefly became the #1 film in America in March 2020 thanks to a simultaneous online release coinciding with theatrical release, dubiously timed the same week as all theaters were shuttered nationally due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This also made “Phoenix, Oregon” the lowest grossing #1 film in box office history.

Donors towards the campaign to have a historic marker built include Discover Klamath, Klamath Falls Downtown Association, attorney Phil Studenberg, Barbara Mossey of Soroptimist International, Doug Halverson, and KCEDA. Thank you to all who supported the effort!

The marker will be manufactured in January and placed permanently on Main Street on downtown Klamath Falls outside of The Daily Bagel at 7th & Main – one of the key film locations for “Phoenix, Oregon.”

A formal unveiling ceremony will take place in early 2021 and will be livestreamed by Klamath Film.

For more information about the Historic Oregon Film Trail, click here: https://www.historicoregonfilmtrail.com

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