Chapter 17 - Return to Sender - 01 52 06

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DVD capture
Contributed photo
DVD Time Code = 01 52 06
Location: Rockyford, AB, Main Street at 1st Avenue
GPS:   51d 14m 0.78s    -113d 8m 28.32s
Map / Satellite Image: Google Link
Site Name: Phone Booth

Travel Directions:
From Hwy 1 (Trans-Canada Hwy), take Hwy 21 north to Township Road 263. Turn right (east) on 263. Rockyford is at the intersection of 263 and Range Road 233. The Phone Booth site is adjacent to “JT’s Bar,” now “The Pub on Main” (previously Dun Rovens Pub), on Main Street at 1st Avenue, opposite the Riverton Post Office building. See:

The prop phone booth has a story. On the eve of the final Rockyford shooting day, the set crew began looking for the phone booth. It was nowhere to be found. Realizing that they had forgotten to BRING the phone booth, location manager Darryl Solly drove through the night to Calgary, found the phone booth in a warehouse there, strapped it in a truck and sped back to Rockyford, praying that it would not fall out. The phone booth made it, along with an exhausted Solly, in time for the morning’s shoot.

From the phone booth spot one can see the Riverton Post Office where Ennis was to first experience joy, and later grief, as well as the exterior of the Childress Dance Hall. See:

Jack and Lureen’s parking spot, as well as the Childress and Electra Rodeo Grounds, are two blocks away.

“No ma’am, we was herdin’ sheep on Brokeback one summer, back in ’63.”

Pictures of surrounding area:











For more pictures taken at this location see
DVD Chapter 11,
01 01 34, 01 01 52, Chapter 15, 01 35 37, 01 35 48.


  Revised 28 May 2015