SANTA CRUZ, CA
In "Hooray for Hollywood" style, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has a background role, so to speak, in the new Paramount Picture's film "Bumblebee," a Transformers spin-off that opens today in theaters nationwide.
Production crews filmed in September 2017 on the so-called "Brighton Falls Boardwalk" -- a two-day event that hired many local extras, including some Beach Boardwalk employees, for the scenes, according to boardwalk officials.
"It's always exciting for our staff to work with Hollywood, especially on professional projects of this scale," said Brigid Fuller, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk publicist. "We really enjoyed our part in Bumblebee and look forward to seeing ourselves on the big screen."