On November 2, leading up to the Coronado Island Film Festival Nov. 8-11, dozens of volunteers will be placing 200 stars with the names of film industry luminaries along the Coronado Walk of Fame on Orange Avenue. CIFF designed the stars with the names of actors and filmmakers who are connected to Coronado Island through visits or film production.
One of the most well-known movies filmed on the island is Some Like it Hot at the Hotel del Coronado. The Coronado Walk of Fame will include the film’s stars Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, and Tony Curtis plus director Billy Wilder.
Filmmaking in Coronado dates back more than 100 years. The big draw – Coronado’s mild climate, the beachfront Hotel del Coronado and the ability to film naval operations and aviation at North Island Naval Air Station, which was most recently the location for Top Gun 2, starring Tom Cruise, expected to open in theaters in 2020. The Coronado Walk of Fame is building awareness of the area’s rich film history.
CIFF volunteers will remove the stars at the end of the film festival on Nov. 11.
CIFF passes are available for the 4-day festival at coronadoislandfilmfestival.com