Bayside (and the Region) in the Movies


Below is a list of movies filmed in the area, especially for those needing a Bayside/Maine experience. A short description of each movie is provided along with comments on houses, locations or people that you may recognize when you watch the movie.

In the Bedroom (2001) – features Maine locations, including Rockland, Camden, Rockport, Belfast, Owls Head, Old Orchard Beach, Trevett, and Wiscasset.

Steamboat Fever (1998) – a classic Bayside movie that is the culmination of two years of hardworking by Bob Witherill and his committee. It can be found online here. Performed in the Community Hall, it features over 20 community members.

Thinner (1996) – a Stephen King movie that was filmed in Camden, Appleton, Belfast, Portland, and Thomaston.

Casper (1995) – the friendly ghost, was filmed in Camden.

The Man Without A Face (1993) – those in town could hardly forget having Mel Gibson in town for a good part of the summer. Movie locations included Bayside, Deer Isle, Brunswick (Bowdoin College) along with aerial views from the top of Mt. Megunticook or Maiden Cliff and an airplane aerial over the Great Bay of Mount Desert.

Skylark (1993) – a Hallmark Movie and a sequel to Sarah Plain and Tall. The Maine filming locations included, but weren’t necessarily limited to, Brooks, Belfast, and southern Northport (Crows’ Nest). Community members who took part in the film included Fred Lincoln and Blair Einstein who were Christopher Walkin’s stand-in for many scenes; John von Bergen who can be seen Glenn Close in the train station scene; Magdalena Smith in a moving train scene when Glenn Close’s character was talking to her step-daughter and Beverly Crofoot who was an extra. Several of the actors and crew stayed in Bayside cottages during the filming.

Peyton Place (1957) – filmed in Camden, Rockland and Belfast. Members of the community at the time were extras in the movie.

Online Articles on Bayside

Below is a list of television and print news or feature articles about Bayside.

Tucked away off Penobscot Bay, the magical little village of Bayside – from the WBLZ news show 207 featuring our own John Spritz and Joe Reilly. A link to the article and video can be found here.

Summering at Bayside– featured in DownEast Magazine in April 2004. The cover photo is an aerial view of the Bayside wharf. The article can be found here but requires a subscription.