CVCC’s ValleySim Hospital in #1 Movie “War Room”

movie camera imageIn a critical scene in the number one movie in the country “War Room,” viewers will see a familiar hospital setting. It’s familiar, that is, if you are a Catawba Valley Community College student or former student who trained in the college’s ValleySim Hospital.

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Completed in 2011 with the primary function of providing simulated hospital experiences for health care students, the ValleySim Hospital was used as a filming location last summer for the popular “War Room” movie that has topped the box office charts for the past few weeks.

The Kendrick Brothers Production company brought a crew of 85 people to the CVCC campus last summer to film a scene that takes place in a hospital starring the male lead played by T.C. Stallings.

Jim Quick, locations manager and scout for the film said, “We found everything we needed at the ValleySim Hospital. It was a perfect fit for the hospital scene in War Room.”

But this is not the first time the college’s ValleySim Hospital has starred on the big screen. Ty Wright, director of the facility, gets frequent requests from Charlotte Regional Film Commission for realistic hospital locations.

“When it’s possible to work it into our schedule, we try to accommodate these requests,” said Wright. “With the increased emphasis on privacy in health care, it’s becoming more difficult for production companies to find realistic hospital settings. The ValleySim Hospital is bright, shiny and extremely realistic, as viewers can see in ‘War Room.’”

“War Room” is currently showing at the Hickory’s CarMike15 on Catawba Valley Blvd. For more information, or to view a trailer or theater listings for “War Room,” visit War Room is also on Facebook at The film, being distributed by TriStar, is rated PG.

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