Where was Blind Date Book Club filmed? See Hallmark Cast

Blind Date Book Club is the latest romantic comedy movie in Hallmark’s Spring Into Love 2024 programming event. It stars the talented duo of Erin Krakow and Robert Buckley in the lead roles.

Directed by Peter Benson and produced by Kim Arnott and Ivan Hayden, the movie follows the story of a bookstore owner named Meg Tompkins (Krakow), who finds love while running her own book club for blind dates.

The movie features beautiful scenery and heartwarming landscapes that will steal your heart, but where did all the magic happen? Let’s find out today.

Blind Date Book Club Filming Locations

The Hallmark romance movie Blind Date Book Club was filmed in Langley and Gibsons town of British Columbia, Canada. As per local reports, the shooting began in mid-Jan 2024 in Gibsons, and wrapped after three weeks of filming in February 2024.

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Gibsons, British Columbia

Located on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, the picturesque town of Gibsons served as one of the primary filming locations for the movie.

It is a charming coastal community, known for its stunning natural beauty, quaint streets, and vibrant local businesses. The production team chose Gibsons as a filming location because of its cozy, small-town atmosphere, that perfectly resonates with the movie’s setting.

While watching this film, you will see lots of iconic landmarks of the town, such as the Gibsons Harbor, the Molly’s Reach Restaurant, and the local shops and cafes that were utilized for shooting purpoes.

Langley, British Columbia

Langley is a municipality located in the east of Vancouver, in the Fraser Valley region of British Columbia. It is known for its rich agricultural heritage and picturesque countryside.

Production crew also travelled to this large city of British Columbia to film some key scenes, as per Digital Journal.

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The place was chosen to highlight the region’s natural beauty and to provide a contrast to the coastal setting of Gibsons. You can expect to see the rolling hills, lush farmlands, and charming small-town vibes that Langley has to offer.

The whole district of British Columbia is popular among filmmakers, it’s like a paradise for them. And they have their reason, like affordability, flexibility in labor laws, and availability of friendly crowd.

Some of the recent productions that takes place in Canada includes An Easter Bloom, Carter series, One Bad Apple: A Hannah Swensen Mystery, Killing for Extra Credit, Hunting Housewives, etc.

Behind The Scenes

Erin Krakow, the lead actress of the movie provided an exclusive behind the scenes look in a short clip.

Faith Moriah, who stars as Alice in the Hallmark film, posted another BTS photo of her along with the changing room.

Production of Blind Date Book Club was made possible through the collaboration between the filmmakers and the local film commissions in Gibsons and Langley, especially the Vancouver Island North Film Commission.

It played a crucial role in facilitating the filming process by assisting with the casting call for local residents to serve as background performers.

The film commission’s efforts to engage the local community and provide opportunities for residents to participate in the production process not only helped to create a sense of excitement and ownership around the project but also contributed to the overall authenticity and charm of the final product.

Blind Date Book Club Cast

  • Erin Krakow as Meg Tompkins
  • Robert Buckley as Graham Sterling
  • Hilary Jardine as Lizzy
  • Faith Moriah as Alice
  • Moheb Jindran as Jackson
  • Paolina van Kleef as Stella
  • Lilliana Rose Nekrash as Beth
  • Julie Roy
  • Chiara Guzzo
  • Glynis Davies
  • Johannah Newmarch

What is the plot?

The movie Blind Date Book Club follows the story of Meg Tompkins, a bookstore owner torn between taking over her late mother’s shop and pursuing another career. Meg starts a successful club named “blind date book club” where readers pick mysteriously wrapped books to discuss.

When the famous author Graham Sterling hears about Meg’s club, he seeks her out to have his new novel included in the bunch of mysterious novels. As Meg and Graham spend time together through the book club, they begin to develop feelings for one another.

Through their interactions, Meg and Graham each discover their own paths to happiness – Meg in potentially taking over the bookstore, and Graham in finding inspiration for his writing. But will their budding romance survive the uncertainties they face?

Where can I watch Blind Date Book Club?

Blind Date Book Club is set to premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 8pm ET/PT inside the United States. It will also release on Peacock for streaming upto 72 hours of its original premiere on Hallmark.

The movie will reair on the following dates and times:

  • Sunday, April 7 at 7/6c
  • Thursday, April 11 at 9/8c
  • Saturday, April 20 at 10/9c
  • Wednesday, May 1 at 9/8c
  • Monday, May 13 at 3/2c
  • Sunday, May 26 at 7/6c

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