Did You Know an Old Maine Mill was the Factory in ‘Jumanji?’
One of our favorite movies when my kids were little, was 'Jumanji' starring Robin Williams. We watched it again this weekend and it brought to mind a Maine connection and a little known fact about the movie.
The 90s film featured the Old Woolen Mill in North Berwick. According to wikipedia:
The mill closed in 1955 and remained mostly unused for nearly 40 years, when it served as the site of the Parrish Shoe Factory in the 1995 fantasy movie Jumanji. In 2009 the structure was renovated into a senior housing site by the Caleb Group, a nonprofit housing organization of New England. It was the first property to be awarded a tax credit under the Maine State Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Act of 2008.