As the Inquisitr predicted when the film's shooting schedule was announced, Port Hope's town hall (also known as the Municipal Building because Canada) will serve as a double for Stephen King's imagined Derry Public Library, a favorite hangout of Ben Hansom and the place of employment for an older Mike Hanlon. The library was also present for the 1990 adaptation. In fact, it was the setting for what is possibly the TV movie's most well-remembered scene.
3. The Movie Theater Marquee
The marquee on The Capitol Theater, Port Hope's only cinema, usually displays the names of films that are currently playing or coming soon. For the next few weeks, though, it will display "Batman" and "Lethal Weapon 2," both movies that are not current. Interestingly, though, they did not come out during 1985, the year in which Stephen King's novel is set. Instead, they both came out in 1989. Does that mean the movie will be set in 1989? And if so, why the four-year time shift from the original setting? Regardless, the marquee change lets us know that the cinema's exterior will be important to the plot. That is good to hear, as it is a spot where the Losers Club bonds in Stephen King's book. Now the question is, when will The Capitol Theater Sign be changed to "The Aladdin Theater"?
4. Shop Names Are Changing
Many of the shopfronts in downtown Derry are changing the names they display out front to match the world Stephen King wrote about. For example, Ganaraska Financial has changed its signage to read "Montgomery Financial," an empty storefront at 36 Walton Street changed to "Reliance Cleaners," Queen Street Tattoo store front is now "Derry Scoop," Gould's Shoes Store replaced its sign with that of a butcher shop, and The Port Hope Tourism Centre put up metal lettering that reads "City of Derry." Interestingly, none of the new shop names are actually locations Stephen King mentioned in his book. It is possible Muschietti and the producers just want to give the town a bit more of a retro Americana feel, which is something the book does very well, instead of the modern Canadian town feel it has currently.