Upcoming filming locations for ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ in Rhode Island

As we’ve previously reported, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom has started filming in Rhode Island, and several sets have already been spotted!

According to one of our readers, E, the movie has been building sets on Aquidneck Island for a few weeks. “An old school bus was just delivered to the Michael’s/Barnes and Noble parking lot on West Main Road in Middletown. They are also renting space here to build sets. Trucks with wood show up daily, sometimes several times a day!  They repainted a school bus with lettering (for a boy scout camp). Also, at the Kennedy School location I could see some costumes in one of the rooms….”

Another one of our readers, Giuseppe spotted them filming on Prudence Island in R.I. on Friday and told us, “they were filming parts of the film here on Prudence today, they used our Ferry to film the 1950’s school bus arriving to The Island and they are also filming parts of the camp with the boy scouts here as well.”

The Providence Journal has also released several filming locations which are located on state-owned property, here’s the full list of those locations:

•May 2: Stepping Stone Falls (Arcadia Wildlife Management Area), state Department of Environmental Management property in Exeter.

•May 3: Long Pond (Arcadia Management Area).

•May 12: Lincoln Woods State Park, state DEM property in Lincoln.

•May 24: Fort Wetherill State Park, state DEM property in Jamestown.

•May 25: Fort Wetherill.

•May 26: Prudence Island.

•June 14: Fort Wetherill.

•June 17: Newport State Airport, state Department of Transportation property in Middletown.

Moonrise Kingdom is set in the 1960s and revolves around a pair of young lovers who flee their New England hometown, causing the town elders to send out a search party. It stars Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman.

Filming is expected to continue in R.I. through mid-June.

If you spot them filming, let us kow about it at olv@onlocationvacations.com!


  1. Moonrise Kingdom started setting up early this morning in Arcadia. Thus far no signs of the stars but I am keeping a keen eye out!

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