‘Bit Of Hollywood’ In The ’Burg

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Posted: December 29, 2012

Sing Howe Yam, director of photography for the film “Check Out,” gets set to roll film at Harrisonburg’s Bar-B-Q Ranch last week. Yam, a 2004 graduate of Harrisonburg High School, is one of three filmmakers with local backgrounds who came home to make “Check Out.” (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Writer-director Ty Strickler talks with actor Nathan Granofsky (right) of Broadway between scenes during the shooting of “Check Out” at Harrisonburg’s Bar-B-Q Ranch. Strickler is one of three filmmakers with Friendly City roots who shot the short film this month.
Soundmaster Brent Finnegan chats with Bar-B-Q Ranch waitress Margie “Til” Heatwole, who has worked at the Harrisonburg restaurant for 65 years, before filming on the movie “Check Out.”
“Check Out” writer-producer Tim Estep (left) and writer-director Ty Strickler, talk things over during filming of a scene at Bar-B-Q Ranch.

HARRISONBURG — Most everything was normal at the Bar-B-Q Ranch restaurant in Harrisonburg last week.

French fries were in the cooker, the smell of barbecue drifted through the air and 15…

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