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Evangelo’s is back in the movies

SANTA FE, N.M. — Evangelo’s Cocktail Lounge, the downtown Santa Fe institution at Galisteo and San Francisco, has become “Matts Saloon.”

Evangelo's in downtown Santa Fe is playing the role of "Matt's Saloon" in a movie being made in and around Santa Fe. (T.S. Last/JOURNAL)

Evangelo’s in downtown Santa Fe is playing the role of “Matts Saloon” in a movie being made in and around Santa Fe. (T.S. Last/JOURNAL)

The temporary makeover is for a movie, apparently “Granite Mountain,” a film said in a news release to be “based on the real-life Granite Mountain Hotshots, a local municipal firefighting squad that grew, against all odds, to become an elite group of wildland firefighters that courageously battled one of the worst wildfires in history, the Yarnell Hill Fire, to save an Arizona town.

“This story of brotherhood and camaraderie gives an intimate look into their everyday lives, personal sacrifices, and most heroic moments.” It stars Josh Brolin, Jeff Bridges (who had a scene filmed in Evangelo’s for his Academy Award-winning role in “Crazy Heart”) and Jennifer Connelly,

Santa Fe stands in for Prescott, Ariz., for the movie. A replica old-timey advertisement mentioning Prescott has been painted on a wall across from “Matts Saloon.”

 

 

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