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Tuesday, October 23, 2012   by: Jamie LyleThis year's Halloween has a real treat for one and all, albeit a little early at The Capital Centre and The KWP Gallery.

At 2:00 p.m. On October 28th, 2012, less than a week away, the “Sleepy Hollow Exhibition will be here in North Bay.

Shown will be a collection of one-of-a kind film pieces and costumes from the major movie production “Sleepy Hollow.”

The exhibition combines a screening of Tim Burton's classic film “Sleepy Hollow” and a tour of one of the world's largest private collection of original props and costumes from the movie.
The elaborate clothing, worn by the master actor Johnny Depp and others, shown in all its spectacular detail and character, will be on display from this cult classic.
The pieces, forty in all, are from various scenes in the film and all have a specific, spooky, dark and nearly haunted feel to them as you can almost see the characters and their macabre personalities dwelling in these mere items.
The collection highly valued and of the finest quality, is extensive and sure to put anyone in need of the Halloween spirit right again with their appeal to the dark side of Tim Burton's creativity and the human psyche that likes to feel scared or at least knows they ought to be in the presence of such otherworldly items.
Sleepy Hollow, the tale of Ichabod Crane, will only have its artifacts shown for one day/night only, following a viewing of the film on the big screen at the Capital Centre.

“This exhibition is much more than the film,” says event Chair and organizer, Kevin Hutchison.

Hutchison says what this exhibition has that is so special is the rare collection of props and costumes and so this collection has been assembled around the world, from private collections and institutions.”

“It would be virtually impossible to assemble the same collection outside of a small circle so it's phenomenal to be able to bring these pieces to North Bay,” Hutchison says.

It's been ten years since the collection has been on display and interestingly enough, these rare pieces have never been shown together or at all since the film's conclusion in 1999.
"This makes the exhibit incredibly rare and special," Hutchison says.

Confirmed key pieces of the exhibition will include principal wardrobe, including two of Johnny Depp’s hero costumes, as well as principal costumes worn by stars Christina Ricci and Christopher Walken, to name a few.

These coveted items are the exact pieces seen on screen and not backups or replicas.
Major movie props will include Jack-O-lanterns, a stunt cross from a pivotal church scene in the film as well as the Iron Maiden torture device and many other special effects pieces including knives and movie rigs, which will be on display but (thankfully) not demonstrated.
The Sleepy Hollow Exhibition coincides with the 13th anniversary of the film's premiere, making it an extra special treat just three days before Halloween.

“You have an arguably A-list cast in a top production telling the story of a classic American horror story,” says Hutchison.

The really exciting part of this exhibition is that all of the proceeds from this event will be going to non-profit organizations within the community.

These include The North Bay Regional Health Center Foundation's new One Million Dollar Campaign for a live birth tracing machine and The North Bay Santa Fund.

Proceeds will also be going towards the community's arts initiatives and to The Rotary Club of North Bay Nipissing in support of local youth initiatives.

Tickets are $15 dollars and can be purchased by visiting the Capital Centre at 150 Main Street East or by calling 705-474-4747.

Event information, along with a description of the collection, can be found at

“There is no better time to watch the film and there is no better experience than to witness firsthand the value, if you will, the skill that goes into production in seeing these costumes and props,” says Hutchison.
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