Museum has become sought-after by producers of multiple film and television projects
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 24, 2012) – Charlottean Emily Maynard’s search for love on the hit ABC reality show “The Bachelorette” takes her to a few well-known Charlotte landmarks during the currently-airing season – including all over Mint Museum Uptown’s building at the heart of Levine Center for the Arts.
Maynard’s date with a lucky suitor will bring viewers unprecedented views of both the Mint and uptown Charlotte on the episode set to air May 28. Viewers will see an exciting stunt involving the exterior of the five-story building, and they will even get a peek at the roof – an area normally off-limits to the public – before Maynard and her suitor then visit the fifth-floor Trustees Terrace to give on-camera interviews about the date with amazing views of the beautiful uptown skyline behind them. The couple will then stroll down the building’s grand front steps on their way to the next stage of their date.
“As viewers can already tell from the opening episodes, ‘The Bachelorette’ has done an excellent job of showing off the beauty of Charlotte to a national television audience,” said Hillary Cooper, the Mint’s director of communications and media relations. “The Mint Museum is pleased to take this opportunity to elevate our own profile and to help portray uptown Charlotte in a positive light as a great place for a memorable date night.”
Filming the episode involved a lengthy cooperative process between the Mint, the city of Charlotte, Wells Fargo, and “The Bachelorette’s” producers. The museum has been a favorite target of location scouts in recent months, with other television series and independent films also shooting scenes at the Mint. “We offer film crews a welcoming environment, and we are grateful for the assistance we’ve received from the city and Wells Fargo,” said Cooper. “We hope to continue to do our part to boost the economic impact of the film and television industry in Charlotte.”
While viewers can’t replicate the one-of-a-kind experience Maynard has on the show, they can certainly visit the Mint for an exciting date of their own. The museum is open FREE every Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. and frequently schedules free films, lectures, and performances on those evenings. On other nights, the museum hosts a range of elegant galas, members-only events, internationally renowned guest speakers, and other great date-night opportunities. Visit mintmuseum.org to see more upcoming events.
The new season of “The Bachelorette” airs Mondays at 8/7 Central on ABC. For more information on “The Bachelorette,” visit http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette.
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On ABC’s hit primetime romance reality series The Bachelorette, one lucky woman gets the opportunity to find the man of her dreams — and hopefully her groom-to-be. This single, very eligible bachelorette — a confident, successful and sensitive woman who is ready to find love — will embark on a romantic journey as she meets 25 handsome and intelligent men. As the Bachelorette gets to know each one, she'll continue to narrow the field. They will travel to exotic locations and spend time getting to know each other; she will introduce them to her family and friends and meet some of theirs. At the end of her romantic voyage, if she has found Mr. Right, will there be a proposal, from whom – and will she say yes? Hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelorette is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.