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THE CITY OF TACOMA
TACOMA WEATHER
PROJECTS FILMED IN TACOMA
KEY LOCATIONS OF INTEREST
DISTANCE TO CLOSEST LARGE AIRPORT
CLOSEST LARGE CITIES ADJACENT
RELEVANT CONTACTS AND INFORMATION
ACCOMMODATIONS
LOCATION CALL

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Location of the Month               January 2013
   

THE CITY OF TACOMA

 

   

Resting at the foot of Mt. Rainier, Tacoma is the third largest city in Washington state and home to a bustling and diverse seaport. Once known for its lumber industry, the city is now known for producing world famous art and its healthy, and affordable living. Incorporated in 1884, Tacoma's population has grown to more than 199,600 people, and the city covers several unique, and diverse neighborhoods in the south Puget Sound area.

  

 Photo courtesy of Kala Dralle, City of Tacoma.

 

 

 

TACOMA WEATHER

 

 Photo courtesy of the Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau.

 

Like many cities in the Pacific Northwest, Tacoma's weather is moderate. Rain and cool temperatures occur throughout late fall, and into spring. Temperatures in the summer average 74.5 degrees and July is the city's warmest month.

 

Average Temperature:

January - High 45.0 F, Low 34.4 F

July - High 75.3 F, Low 54.0 F

 

Precipitation:

January Rainfall - 5.60 inches

July Rainfall - 0.79 inches

 

Source: 

Western Regional Climate Center

 

  

PROJECTS FILMED IN TACOMA

 

 Photo courtesy of the Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau.

 

Automobile commercials frequently film downtown, but the region offers scenic backdrops for all kinds of production, large and small. The smash comedy 10 Things I Hate About You was set in Tacoma and feature films Prefontaine and The Hand That Rocks the Cradle showcased areas of the city.

 

Watch for You Can't Win, with Michael Pitt, to hit theaters in 2013. Other recent projects include the holiday film All I Want Is ChristmasTacoma, an independent thriller with Patricia Clarkson; and the fantasy-comedy-web series Journey Quest.

 

 

 

KEY LOCATIONS OF INTEREST

 

 Photo courtesy of the Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau.

 

Tacoma's downtown is rich in historic commercial buildings dating from the 1870s through the 1960s. Each neighborhood of Tacoma plays host to an array of different historical buildings, from historic houses in the north-end, to warehouses in the port, and authentic cobble stone streets that can be found throughout the city. Tacoma contains the state's highest density of art and history museums. From Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, to the Museum of Glass, and the newest edition to Tacoma's collection of museums, the LeMay Auto Museum. 

 

To supplement the thriving museum presence, Tacoma has an array of theatres located throughout the city and downtown. The Pantages, the Rialto Theater, the Theatre on the Square, and Tacoma Little Theatre are a few of the city's notable spaces. Other attractions include the historic Weyerhaeuser Estate, the Tacoma Dome, Cheney Stadium, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Point Defiance Park, the Grand Cinema, and Union Station.

 

 

 

DISTANCE TO CLOSEST LARGE AIRPORT

 

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is 26 miles north.

 

 

CLOSEST LARGE CITIES ADJACENT

 

Seattle is 33 miles north. 

 

 

RELEVANT CONTACTS AND INFORMATION

 

 Photo courtesy of Adam Baker, Tacoma Rainiers.

 

 
 
 
  • Police, Sheriff's Department, or agency that handles traffic control Tacoma Police Department, Special Event/Traffic Liaison, Sgt. Frank Krause, (253) 591-5932, fkrause@cityoftacoma.org    
 
 
 

ACCOMMODATIONS

  

LOCATION CALL

  

In an effort to expand our Reel Scout Location Database, we are doing a call for "Parking Structures." If you have a parking structure, and are open to filming, you can list your property in our location database by sending photos to Info@WashingtonFilmworks.org. Please include address and contact information and attach photos as a JPEG no larger than 1MB per photo. 

 

 

 


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