Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) -- The Market Arcade Theatre in downtown Buffalo was the center of film excitement Thursday night. "Henry's Crime"...a movie shot mostly in Buffalo...hit the big screen for the first time in the Queen City. In the staring role, actor Keanu Reeves. He spent time in western New York shooting the movie a little over a year ago. In town for the premiere...the New York State Film Commissioner and one of the producers of the film. She thinks people from the area will enjoy seeing their town on the big screen.
"You are going to see it beautifully. Because, every exterior shot is Buffalo. Actually is true...I've had people come up to me at different screenings around the country and they have lived in Buffalo and like almost in tears...they are like oh my God...Buffalo. That made me very happy," said Lemore Syvan, one of the Co-Producers of the film.
For local officials, movies being made in Buffalo means jobs and an economic boost for the region. "We have been talking to people in New York and California about... and so we are looking forward to moving forward with trying to bring more film and reality TV and programming to Buffalo," remarked Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.
"You have got such wonderful assets. You have terrific architecture. You have such a great range looks. You can be and do any town in America. You can be and do any period in America. So, you have got wonderful wonderful assets, added New York State Film Commissioner Patricia Swinney-Kaufman. The cast and crew were impressed by the people of the area and the wide variety of useful locations. The film has received good reviews. It opens in theatres nation wide and in Buffalo on April 29th.